Prevent Frayed Edges on Indoor Outdoor Carpet

What You'll Need
Seam sealer
Transition piece
Straight edge

Indoor outdoor carpet is one of the most versatile types of flooring available. You can use it indoors in a sunroom or outdoors around a pool. It is not susceptible to water or sunlight and therefore can provide you with a good flooring option in a number of different circumstances. One of the problems that you can run into with indoor outdoor carpet is that the edges will fray. Little pieces of the carpet fiber can stick up on the edge and look bad. Here are the basics of how to avoid this common problem with indoor outdoor carpet.

Step 1- Install Correctly

The best way to prevent frayed edges is to install it correctly from the beginning. If you are putting a seam together, use a straightedge to make sure that there are no uneven parts to the seam. You could also use carpet seam sealer to keep the edges together better.

Step 2- Install a Transition 

You could use a variety of transition pieces to cover the edge of the carpet. You could use rubber, gold or silver metal, or even a wood trim piece to prevent fraying.

Step 3- Cut Frayed Pieces

Use scissors to cut off frayed pieces when you see them. If you stay on top of it, it will not turn into a bigger problem.