Rug Border and Binding Guide

Rug Border and Binding Guide

Compliment or Contrast to Match your Personal Decor

We offer many different binding options for your natural fiber rug. The Narrow Cotton border is our entry-level border type. Swatches of all border colors are available to order online.

While creating a rug you may notice the default border marked as 'Best Match'.  Our interior design staff has selected the matching and complimenting border color for each rug color for you to easily find.

Scroll to see all the borders or select a border type to link to your border of choice.

Narrow Cotton: 3/4"

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The Narrow Cotton border shows 3/4" on the face of the rug and is the narrowest fabric border available.  It is top stitched and is only available with lapped/boxed corners.  Choose from a wide range of colors.  This border is perfect to match and blend to give a borderless appearance to our rugs.  The border color shown is Alabaster on our Sand color Boucle Sisal.

Alabaster
Alabaster Alabaster
Basil
Basil Basil
Black
Black Black
Bronze
Bronze Bronze
Burnt Sienna
Burnt SIenna Burnt SIenna
Butter Rum
Butter Rum Butter Rum
Caramel
Caramel Caramel
Cardinal Red
Cardinal Red Cardinal Red
Citron
Citron Citron
Citrus
Citrus Citrus
Cocoa Bean
Cocoa Bean Cocoa Bean
Dusk
d d
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus
Fudge
Fudge Fudge
Granola
Granola Granola
Green Mist
Green Mist Green Mist
Harvest Haze
Harvest Haze Harvest Haze
Honeycomb
Honeycomb Honeycomb
Ivory
Ivory Ivory
Ivory Blush
Ivory Blush Ivory Blush
Khaki
Khaki Khaki
Lava
lava lava
Lichen
Lichen Lichen
Magnolia
Magnolia Magnolia
Marina
Marina Marina
Marsh
Marsh Marsh
Moon Rock Gray
Moon Rock Gray Moon Rock Gray
Navy
Navy Navy
Oat Straw
Oat Straw Oat Straw
Oatmeal
Oatmeal Oatmeal
Olive
Olive Olive
Pale Ash
Pale Ash Pale Ash
Paprika
Paprika Paprika
Paradise Blue
Paradise Blue Paradise Blue
Pistachio
Pistachio Pistachio
Poppy
Poppy Poppy
Quarry Rock
Quarry Rock Quarry Rock
Rye
Rye Rye
Sahara
Sahara Sahara
Silver Shadow
Silver Shadow Silver Shadow
Slate Blue
Slate Blue Slate Blue
Spice
Spice Spice
Straw
Straw Straw
Toffee
Toffee Toffee
Vino Rosso
Vino Rosso Vino Rosso

Narrow Faux Leather: 3/4"

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The Narrow Faux Leather shows 3/4" on the face of the rug with lapped/boxed corners.  It is made of a vegan, vinyl based material that mimics the look and feel of natural leather.  The corner photo shows the color Brown on the rug color Dune in the Belize Outdoor Sisal.

Black
Black Black
Brown
Brown Brown
Chamois
Chamois Chamois
Cinnamon
Cinnamon Cinnamon
Moss
Moss Moss
Navy
Navy Navy
Pewter
Pewter Pewter
Rawhide
Rawhide Rawhide
Red
Red Red
Stone
Stone Stone

Wide Cotton: 1-1/4"

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The Wide Cotton border shows 1-1/4" on the face of the rug when bound.  The corners are mitered at no additional charge. This is the most common width border used by our customers. Choose any of the colors below to fit your style. The corner shown is Ivory Blush Wide Cotton on Taupe color Prato Sisal.

Alabaster
Alabaster Alabaster
Basil
Basil Basil
Black
Black Black
Bronze
Bronze Bronze
Burnt Sienna
Burnt SIenna Burnt SIenna
Butter Rum
Butter Rum Butter Rum
Caramel
Caramel Caramel
Cardinal Red
Cardinal Red Cardinal Red
Citron
Citron Citron
Citrus
Citrus Citrus
Cocoa Bean
Cocoa Bean Cocoa Bean
Dusk
d d
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus
Fudge
Fudge Fudge
Granola
Granola Granola
Green Mist
Green Mist Green Mist
Harvest Haze
Harvest Haze Harvest Haze
Honeycomb
Honeycomb Honeycomb
Ivory
Ivory Ivory
Ivory Blush
Ivory Blush Ivory Blush
Khaki
Khaki Khaki
Lava
lava lava
Lichen
Lichen Lichen
Magnolia
Magnolia Magnolia
Marina
Marina Marina
Marsh
Marsh Marsh
Moon Rock Gray
Moon Rock Gray Moon Rock Gray
Navy
Navy Navy
Oat Straw
Oat Straw Oat Straw
Oatmeal
Oatmeal Oatmeal
Olive
Olive Olive
Pale Ash
Pale Ash Pale Ash
Paprika
Paprika Paprika
Paradise Blue
Paradise Blue Paradise Blue
Pistachio
Pistachio Pistachio
Poppy
Poppy Poppy
Quarry Rock
Quarry Rock Quarry Rock
Rye
Rye Rye
Sahara
Sahara Sahara
Silver Shadow
Silver Shadow Silver Shadow
Slate Blue
Slate Blue Slate Blue
Spice
Spice Spice
Straw
Straw Straw
Toffee
Toffee Toffee
Vino Rosso
Vino Rosso Vino Rosso

Wide Canvas Border: 1-1/4"

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The border is top stitched and shows 1-1/4" width on the face of a rug.  Includes free mitered corners. The corner shown is Adobe Wide Canvas on color Sand in the Boucle Sisal.

Adobe
a a
Black
Chocolate wide canvas binding Chocolate wide canvas binding
Chocolate
Black wide canvas binding Black wide canvas binding
Coin
c c
Khaki/Tan
k k
Mocha
Mocha Mocha
Pecan
Pecan Pecan
Putty
Putty Putty
Quarry
Quarry Quarry
Wheat
Wheat Wheat

Serged Edge: 5/8"

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The Serged Edge shows 5/8" on the face of the rug and can be matched to any of the rug colors. All serging yarns are made of a polypropylene material that works great indoors or outdoors.  The corner pictured is the color #29245 on the color Edgewood of Dorado Sisal.

93
93 93
200
2 2
989
9 9
1048
1 1
3295
1 1
10353
454 454
10639
1 1
10809
1 1
10816
1 1
11989
1 1
20591
1 1
23833
2 2
29024
1 1
29245
1 1
29275
1 1
29305
1 1
29315
2 2
29330
2 2
29336
2 2
29338
2 2
29345
3 3
29750
3 3
29860
2 2
29905
2 2
29950
e e
29979
2 2
29980
2 2
29997
1 1
30008
2 2
b2
b b
Black
2 2
Navy
1 1

Extra Wide Cotton: 2-1/4"

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The Extra Wide Cotton border shows 2-1/4" on the face of the rug when bound.  The border comes with our standard top-stitching mitered corners free of charge.  You can add Blind/Hidden stitching for an additional cost.  The corner shown is the color Navy on Cardamom color Kava Sisal.

Alabaster
Alabaster Alabaster
Basil
Basil Basil
Black
Black Black
Bronze
Bronze Bronze
Burnt Sienna
Burnt SIenna Burnt SIenna
Butter Rum
Butter Rum Butter Rum
Caramel
Caramel Caramel
Cardinal Red
Cardinal Red Cardinal Red
Citron
Citron Citron
Citrus
Citrus Citrus
Cocoa Bean
Cocoa Bean Cocoa Bean
Dusk
d d
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus
Fudge
Fudge Fudge
Granola
Granola Granola
Green Mist
Green Mist Green Mist
Harvest Haze
Harvest Haze Harvest Haze
Honeycomb
Honeycomb Honeycomb
Ivory
Ivory Ivory
Ivory Blush
Ivory Blush Ivory Blush
Khaki
Khaki Khaki
Lava
lava lava
Lichen
Lichen Lichen
Magnolia
Magnolia Magnolia
Marina
Marina Marina
Marsh
Marsh Marsh
Moon Rock Gray
Moon Rock Gray Moon Rock Gray
Navy
Navy Navy
Oat Straw
Oat Straw Oat Straw
Oatmeal
Oatmeal Oatmeal
Olive
Olive Olive
Pale Ash
Pale Ash Pale Ash
Paprika
Paprika Paprika
Paradise Blue
Paradise Blue Paradise Blue
Pistachio
Pistachio Pistachio
Poppy
Poppy Poppy
Quarry Rock
Quarry Rock Quarry Rock
Rye
Rye Rye
Sahara
Sahara Sahara
Silver Shadow
Silver Shadow Silver Shadow
Slate Blue
Slate Blue Slate Blue
Spice
Spice Spice
Straw
Straw Straw
Toffee
Toffee Toffee
Vino Rosso
Vino Rosso Vino Rosso

Extra Wide Canvas: 2-1/4"

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Top stitched border that shows 2-1/4" width on the face of rugs. Includes mitered corners at no charge. Blind stitching is available on the Extra Wide Canvas for an additional charge and will show around 2" on the face of the rug once stitched. Pictured the Quarry color bound on our Bali Wool Sisal color Gunmetal.

Adobe
a a
Black
Chocolate wide canvas binding Chocolate wide canvas binding
Chocolate
Black wide canvas binding Black wide canvas binding
Coin
c c
Khaki/Tan
k k
Mocha
Mocha Mocha
Pecan
Pecan Pecan
Putty
Putty Putty
Quarry
Quarry Quarry
Wheat
Wheat Wheat

Faux Leather: 2-1/2"

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The Faux Leather border shows 2-1/2" on the face of the rug with mitered corners.  It is made of a vegan, vinyl-based fabric that mimics the look and feel of natural leather.  Blind/Hidden stitching available. The corner photo shows the color Pewter on the rug color Pewter in the Domingo Outdoor Sisal.

Black
Black Black
Brown
Brown Brown
Chamois
Chamois Chamois
Cinnamon
Cinnamon Cinnamon
Moss
Moss Moss
Navy
Navy Navy
Pewter
Pewter Pewter
Rawhide
Rawhide Rawhide
Red
Red Red
Stone
Stone Stone

Outdoor Border: 1"

lenen lenen

The Outdoor Border is made of a Sunbrella Fabric and shows 1" on the face of the rug with lapped/boxed corners.  The border is UV stabilized, water-resistant material made to withstand outdoor elements. It is mold and mildew resistant.  The corner pictured is the color Linen on the color Aqua Mist in Playa Polysilk Outdoor Rugs.

Bay Brown
Bay Brown Bay Brown
Beach
Beach Beach
Black
Black Black
Brass
Brass Brass
Camel
Camel Camel
Charcoal
Charcoal Charcoal
Ginko
Ginko Ginko
Grey Taupe
Grey Taupe Grey Taupe
Linen
Linen Linen
Navy
Navy Navy
Palm
Palm Palm
Sapphire
Sapphire Sapphire
Spa
Spa Spa
Teak
Teak Teak
Terracotta
Terracotta Terracotta

Leather: 1.5"

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The Leather border shows 1.5" on the face of the rug and comes standard with Blind/Hidden Stitching.  The leather used is high-quality glove leather and gives a sophisticated and tailored look to any space. The corner shown is the color Grey on the Ashland color Dorado Sisal.

Black
Black Black
Grey
Grey Grey
Oak
Oak Oak
Sandstone
Sandstone Sandstone
Tan
Tan Tan
Taupe
Taupe Taupe

Blind/Hidden Stitching vs Top Stitching- What's the Difference?

Blind/Hidden Stitching

Blind/Hidden Stitching refers to the appearance and sewing of the binding. Blind Stitching means that the stitching (thread) on the top of the binding is hidden and not visible. All corners are mitered (finished at an angle like the photo) unless you request a lapped/boxed corner. Blind stitching is standard on Leather and Linen bindings. It is available as an add-on option on Extra Wide Canvas, Extra Wide Cotton, Linen and Faux Leather bindings.  It is a very labor intensive hand sewing process and is available for an additional fee per square foot.

Top Stitching

Top Stitching is the most common type of border offered on area rugs as it can be machine sewn.  Top Stitching means that the stitching (thread) is visible on the top of the binding. We always match the color of the thread to the binding so it blends with the binding and does not contrast.

Don't See Your Border?!?

Provide your own fabric! Our customer's own material (C.O.M) program is a great option! Heres how it works: You find the fabric at a local fabric store (or online), buy it, and ship it to us to use in the manufacturing of your rug. We can send you a quote for applying your fabric on your rug. We'll also tell you how many yards of fabric to buy for the rug you want.

If you are considering using the C.O.M. program, please call us at 1-888-613-1335 or email us at sales@sisalrugs.com for details such as fabric yardage and information that needs to be included with your fabric shipment. Pricing is available on a quote by-quote basis.  Contact us today!

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