8511 10th Avenue N.  |  Golden Valley, MN 55427  |  763-746-5581

Frequently Asked Questions


Do you work with the general public?

Yes, we welcome the opportunity to work with the general public. Our friendly and experienced staff will be available to answer questions and guide you to assure your needs are met.


Hours of business?

Monday-Thursday 7:00-5:00
Friday 7:00-4:30
Saturday-Sunday Closed


Do I need to make an appointment?

No appointment is necessary. All are welcome to come in anytime during regular business hours. 


What is the difference between binding & serging?

The term binding describes a 1 ¼" cotton ribbon, sewn to the edge of a rug. It is generally the selection for high-traffic area rugs, such as an entryway or hall runners. Serging means to use a yarn loop stitch sewn to the edge of a rug. Serging is a little more decorative and is generally used on rugs that are made to enhance the look of a room. We have a multitude of color options to match your carpet or rug exactly, be it bound or serged.


How long does it take to make my rug?

Standard turnaround is one week. Wide-bind rugs two to three weeks. Logos and custom designs three to four weeks. Please call for a more accurate timeline depending on your project.


Do you sell carpet?

Generally, all area rug carpet is provided by the customer. We do not sell carpet for area rugs. We do carry material for walk-off mats and material for replacement snap-on boat carpet.


Can I bring in a prefabricated rug to have resized?

Yes, often people will find the perfect rug but in the wrong size. We at Bob’s Binding & Serging are experts on making that perfect rug fit into your room. 


Best backing options for an area rug that will be placed over carpet?

Monks cloth is a soft muslin cloth that is glued to the back of a rug before the binding or serging process. The soft Monks cloth backing will help to protect the wear on your existing carpet. 


Best backing options for an entryway rug?

Our 1-step nonskid backing is perfect for your entryway rug. This backing is glued directly to of the rug to keep the rug in place. Our rubberized backing is safe for all kinds of hard surface flooring, including hardwood.

Do you sell rug pads for under an area rug?

Yes, we sell many different pads, cut to your custom-sized rug. All pads are cut 1.5 inches smaller than your rug to ensure that your rug will nicely cover the pad and prevent any tripping hazards. Options are as follows:

  • Omni Pad: premium low-profile, non-skid rug pad. For use on all floor surfaces, laminates, tile, marble, wood and carpet.
  • 40oz. Endurance Pad (Hair Pad): standard all-purpose pad. Ideal for family rooms, living rooms and bedrooms. For use in rooms with furniture on carpet.
  • DuraHold: finest padding ever made for any area rug on any hard surface. Perfect for Oriental and area rug underlay. Natural rubber backing in hexagon “tire tread” pattern, grips even the slipperiest floor, puts an end to skidding.
  • NoMuv: Prevents rugs from wrinkling when area rugs are placed over carpet & heavy furniture is placed on top.


Do you clean rugs?

We do not clean rugs. However, we do work closely with American Rug and Laundry and can make arrangements for pickup and delivery to and from our location.


Do you pick up and deliver?

Yes, for a fee, we will pick up and/or deliver your area rug. We work within a 20-mile radius of our location in Golden Valley. Call for quote.


Can I have a rug delivered directly to Bob’s Binding & Serging?

Yes, we will accept any prepaid delivery on rugs. There is a fee for receiving and inspecting all rugs. This fee is waived if there is to be any resizing work done.