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  • 3). Repairing Loose Carpet  By : James C
    When carpeting is installed in a home, it is stretched over your floor onto tack strips which secure it on the sides. Over time with general use and age your carpet will actually stretch out. This will often show itself as wrinkles and loose spots in your carpeting. So how do you repair these wrinkles, is there a way? Yes, to get rid of these unsightly wrinkles, you need to have your rugs professionally stretched.
    Article Related to: flooring, floors, carpeting, area rugs, carpet, stretching, stretcher, repair, home improvement

  • 4). Do Chair Mats Protect Your Carpeting?  By : James C
    It is a pretty common sight in a home office. You have a rolling chair on top of a chair mat. The mat is there to keep your carpet safe from the damage that the chairs rollers can cause. But do they do more harm than good? There is no question that rolling chairs can quickly wear out your carpet. Because of that you should never place a rolling chair onto your carpeting.
    Article Related to: carpet, carpeting, rugs, carpet cleaning, area rugs, cleaning

  • 5). Barber Carpeting Pros and Cons  By : James C
    Berber carpeting is carpet with a continuous loop. Unlike cut pile carpet one carpet yarn will run from one end to the other. Traditionally it was a hand woven wool carpet but today it is machine made and can be made from any material from Olefin to Nylon. It has become a very popular carpet but is it right for you. The benefit of Berber carpet is that it is somewhat resistant to foot traffic.
    Article Related to: carpet, carpeting, rugs, carpet cleaning, area rugs, cleaning

  • 6). Carpeting Issues - Traffic Lane Gray  By : James C
    The carpet in your home is subject to a lot of abuse. Because of that abuse and because of the characteristics of carpet it can develop a number of problems. One of those problems is Traffic Lane Gray. Traffic Lane Gray is a condition where the traffic lanes in a home start to look darker than the rest of the carpet. It is different from regular soiling because the darkness is not caused by soil but by scratched carpet fibers that no longer reflect as much light as the rest of the carpeting.
    Article Related to: carpet, flooring, floors, home improvement, carpeting, rugs, cleaning, decorating, area rug

  • 7). Carpeting Issues - Soot Lines  By : James C
    Your homes carpets deal with abuse on a daily basis. They have damaging foot traffic, spills, pets and a host of other factors to deal with. One factor that is overlooked is the damage that can be caused by candles. It may sound strange but candles can do a great deal of damage to your carpeting. When you think about candle damage to carpet you probably think about a candle tipping over and burning the carpet or spilling wax on it.
    Article Related to: carpet, flooring, floors, home improvement, carpeting, rugs, cleaning, decorating, area rug

  • 8). Protect Your Carpeting From Dents  By : James C
    I'm sure it sounds weird. Denting your carpet. How do you dent a soft textile material like carpeting. Well it can be done. Learn how it happens and how to prevent it in this article. The backing of the carpet is much more rigid than the plush surface that we walk on. This layer of latex can be easily dented by heavy furniture that lays on it for a long period of time.
    Article Related to: carpet, carpeting, rugs, carpet cleaning, area rugs, cleaning

  • 9). Types of Carpeting  By : James C
    Carpeting can be made with a variety of different fibers. These fibers have different characteristics that will drastically effect the way the carpet performs. Read along to find out about the three most common types of fibers used in carpeting. The first material I will discuss is Olefin or Polypropylene. Olefin is generally a lower end carpeting but it does have several good qualities.
    Article Related to: carpet, area rugs, carpeting, olefin, nylon, wool, flooring, floors, home improvement, home repair

  • 11). How Often Should You Clean Your Carpet?  By : James C
    If you want to extend the life of your carpeting, you need to clean it often. A dirty carpet contains soil and other debris that will wear your carpet's fibers. Every time you walk on your dirty carpet, you are grinding the soil into the fibers, permanently scratching and wearing them. A carpet cleaning will remove these damaging particles. But how often should you clean it? How often you clean your carpet depends on a number of different factors.
    Article Related to: floors, flooring, carpet, rugs, carpeting, carpet cleaning, carpet cleaners, oriental rug

  • 13). What Not To Do To Your Carpeting  By : James C
    Carpet can be difficult to take care of. This is especially true if you have kids or pets constantly dirtying them up. This article will help you maintain your carpet by letting you know what not to do to them. The biggest mistake people make is not using the right chemicals on their carpet. The only thing you should use on your carpet is a spotter designed for carpeting.
    Article Related to: carpet, carpeting, rugs, carpet cleaning, area rugs, cleaning

  • 14). Why Do Spots Keep Coming Back In My Carpeting?  By : James C
    Do you have one of those spots on your carpet that just won't go away? You clean it again and again and in a day or two it just comes right back. Would you like to know what is causing it and how to treat it? I'm sure you would so read on and find out what is behind that mystery spot. The reason that a spot comes back is because of residue. Some kind of residue is on your carpet causing soil to be attracted to and stick to the carpet.
    Article Related to: carpet, carpeting, rugs, carpet cleaning, area rugs, cleaning

  • 15). When Your Carpet Gets Flooded?  By : James C
    It happens all of the time. You come home from work to find water running out of your garage or front door. You rush inside to find that your water heater tank has sprung a leak and your entire house is now flooded. As your couch floats by you begin to wonder what to do. This article will give you some information that you need to know if the unthinkable happens to you.
    Article Related to: carpet, flooring, floors, home improvement, carpeting, water damage, floods, wet

  • 17). Benefits of Hardwood Floors  By : TCThorn
    You'd be hard-pressed to find a homeowner who doesn't want hardwood floors. Wall-to-wall carpeting is out, and hardwood floors are in. But are they worth the price? Let's face it: at $8-$10 per square foot (installed), wood flooring is more expensive than carpeting or the increasingly common laminates that offer a similar look. If you're on the fence and can't decide whether to install hardwood floors (or maybe peel back your old carpeting and refinish the wood underneath), this list may be able to help.
    Article Related to: hardwood flooring, laminate, carpeting

  • 25). Choosing A Vacuum Cleaner  By : James C
    You see vacuum cleaners advertised everywhere. Every manufacturer claims that there's is the best. One claims that their filters don't clog, one say theirs is the lightest, another one is commercial quality and look that one can pick up a bowling ball. So how do you make your choice? Do you just buy the most expensive one that you can find? Read on and I will tell some things to consider when choosing a vacuum.
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