Friday, September 28, 2012

"So, where is the seam?"

Today we had an electrician come in looking to have a 6 ft. 4 in. by 7 ft. & a couple of small mats made. The piece he had was a long runner that was only 4 ft. 5 in. width. We spent a brief time with him getting his dimensions and asking which direction he wanted the lines running when we fabricate the pieces. Gave him his price quote and got to work. 

 He was hoping to have the pieces done so that he could get them in place and start on other projects for the weekend. After about an hour-and-a-half, we finished the project! Two small mats & an area rug, finished with 1.25 inch polyester binding.

We were quite pleased with the results. As much as I would like to brag and boast about my carpet seaming skills, I have to say it was a tremendous carpet to seam with. The pattern made it simple to hide and the texture of the loop and cut-pile added dimension, which also helped conceal the seam. 

When he picked it up, I said "This was an AWESOME carpet to seam. I kept thinking, Boy, I'm good. But realize it's really just the carpet!"

As usual, we kept the pieces unwrapped to make sure he was happy with the final result and he says with a smile, "So... where is the seam?"  Which, quite frankly, I was elated to hear! 

I pointed out where the seam actually was. He nodded in approval. Then I packaged the pieces up and sent him on his merry way. 

This is just one example of how easy it is to make oneself feel proud. In this case, I was proud of the work I had done; although I can not take full credit, since both Dan and myself worked on the project. Dan did an excellent job at making sure the pattern fell where it should and did a great job cutting everything with a crisp edge. The crisp edges make seaming so much easier!  

It is business deals, such as this one here, that really end a work week right!
I will be leaving with an uplifted feeling, ready to take on the world!
(And by "take on the world" I really mean go home and do laundry and dishes... but this time it'll be with a smile!)

Picture of two pieces of carpet seamed together.
Challenge, if you can point out where the seam is, DWP Carpet Binding give you a FREE 3 ft. x 5 ft area rug!

View of finished seam from afar.

Thank you to everyone who stopped in to see us this week, for your binding needs!

Enjoy the weekend!
-The Team of DWP Carpet Binding

Friday, September 21, 2012

End of the Week

This past week we have had a number of jobs to keep our machines running, and our brains on high alert... which is only followed by Friday afternoon wear-out. It's okay though, we're happy to have the work on-hand; otherwise we have to deal with the very boring and monotonous twiddling-of-the-thumbs.

I have to say that we have had so many carpets in for serging this past week! Just today alone I worked on half-a-dozen jobs by noon. Serging is a great application. There is just something crisp and elegant to it. Serging can really improve the look of a carpet. For instance, we had a gentleman bring in a carpet remnant that was given to him and his wife. He admitted that the only reason they kept it was because he "knew it was a nice rug". At first glance, I gave the carpet a bit of the stink-eye. I was thinking, he thought this was nice?! Turns out, it was very nice! The carpet construction was super durable. Nothing was going to tear that apart. The weave gave the illusion of an awesome swirl-like texture, in which the colors blended flawlessly; gray, white and beige. This is precisely why I first gave the "niceness" factor a second guess. At first I thought it was just a dirty old carpet. Once white, now dirty. I was wrong.  After it was finished being serged, it really was a beautiful carpet. I'm sure the gentleman and his wife are going to really love it, when it gets into their new home.

DWP Carpet also did a wide-border/sisal binding job. That came out really spectacular. Dan has become very good at popping those extensive projects out. There are quite a few steps that are taken to get a crisp, unwrinkled, blind-stitch look on the wide-border/sisal binding jobs. I regret not taking a picture of the final product to show. Obviously, this is something I will remember to do next time.

[Cue rapper-esque voice] : Carpet base was also in the house!
I think we bound a total of  1,500 - 2, 000 linear feet of carpet base, collectively. It's super, because it shows that our commercial customers are keeping steady in the horrible economic conditions.

Well, it was a beautiful week, with a weekend forecast to have gorgeous weather!
With that being said, Dan is going to head north to hit up a new flea market.
You can catch Dan with the DWP Carpet Binding trailer full of carpet here.

We caught word that it's a HUGE flea market that has just about everything you can imagine available for sale! So, if you're in the mood for a day-trip travel to Grafton Flea Market and buy a top-quality carpet you WON'T find anywhere else with the price tags we put on them!

As always:
 Thank You to all of our customers!
Happy Friday, everyone!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Check It Out Rhode Islanders!

To all the "flea market junkies" out there:

Dan will be at "The Big Flea" Superstore this Sunday!

Find him here:

DWP will have a great selection of hallway runners, stair treads, door mats and area rugs as an outdoor vendor!

Friday, September 7, 2012


DWP Carpet Binding had a recent rush of people looking to "downsize" their carpets. In some cases, the customer was downsizing in home space, therefore needed to re-size their carpets. In other cases, they found a great deal on a carpet too large, bought it and sought out DWP to get it to the right size.

This is not at all unusual. After the big bail-out that happened a few years back and mortgage loans faulting left and right, many people came in with carpet that was once wall-to-wall, to make multiple area rugs out of them for their new homes.

These are examples of practical situations where using a carpet binding service is helpful. There's no need to buy a new rug, wasting a perfectly fine piece that is in good condition. Plus, it's earth-friendly, right?

In other news:
We had our first Jerry Garcia brand carpet in!
I never knew this existed in all honesty. DWP received the rug in because the customer wanted to take four inches off of each side (reducing the length by a total of eight inches). Why is this exciting for me? Well, quite frankly for one reason only - Dan has a collection of Jerry Garcia ties. He jokes that he'll only buy them when they're on sale, but considering the amount he has hanging in his closet, I presume it's his favorite brand. I can see why too. There's always a funky design that adds flare to any outfit when paired with a JG tie. In looking at the unique area rug we received in, I can say the same about the line of carpets! It was a busy patterned carpet with great use of earth tones. Yet, the design was so abstract and unique your eyes will have you believe that you're in a tie-dye wonder (though it's not tie-dye at all, I use that term for the visual image one would picture).

In the market for a new carpet?
Are you a flea-market junkie?
You can catch Dan at The Elephant's Trunk!
( New Milford, CT )
this Sunday, September 9th, 2012.

DWP Carpet Binding is preparing to get a new trailer full of carpets in the very near future. Therefore we're trying to deplete the stock we have in house to make room for the new arrivals!
Last week Dan was in Wallingford at the Redwood Country Flea Market and sold quite a few pieces. He is blowing them out at bottom line prices, so, you don't want to miss him this weekend in New Milford! He'll have small mats, runners and area rugs available, of various sizes, textures and colors! Grab them at discount prices while the big sale is still on! 

I'd also like to say 
Thank You 
to all of our customers! 

Happy Weekend, everybody!