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Process of Installing Wall to Wall Carpet

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Two people installing Wall to Wall Carpet

Wall to Wall Carpet installation by two home owners

The process of installing wall to wall carpet is quite easy, better I can say it’s really simple that can easily be completed within a couple of days. You might someone or your friend for helping you out in rolling the carpet completely on the surface of your floor. Here is the list of things you need and the steps you need to follow for installing wall to wall carpet on your home.

Things needed while installing wall to wall carpet:

  • Carpet
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Paper and pencil
  • Knee pads
  • Masking tape
  • Laser or tape measure
  • Screws
  • Carpet kicker
  • Tack strip
  • Carpet padding

Steps on installing wall to wall carpet:

Measure the area of laying carpet:

Accurate measurements are very important because it allows in fixing the perfect fixture of wall to wall carpet. Make the use of a laser measure and start measuring the width and the length of the room. It’s advisable of taking some time for observing the diagram of your room, for deciding the accurate length and the width require for installing the carpet.

It’s advisable of taking and adding certain couples of more inches to the measurements to both of its width and length. It helps in giving an extra space for the seams and the threshold. Make sure, you’re purchasing a good quality carpet padding that is most suitable to the interiors of your home.

It’s time for the floor squeaks:

Start the process by walking around the floor space and note down any floor squeaks. You can make the use of masking tape pieces for marking up the squeaks location with the symbol of X. On the position where you’ve marked symbol X, make the use of screw. It helps in making you remembered for removing off the squeaky sound beneath your floor surface.

Now install the Tack strip in your floor:

Work around the edges of the room by installing the stack strips. But while installing the strips, it’s advisable of keeping a small gap between wall and the carpet edges. For checking the gap area, slide your finger in between the tack strip and the wall. After placing the tack strip on its position, hammer it well by using nails and screws. Make sure it’s not removing from the surface of the floor.

Now it’s time to roll down the carpet padding purchased from the store directly on the surface of the floor. It’s advisable of pulling the carpet padding as close to the tack strips. Make sure to staple the carpet padding by using staple gun.

Lay down the carpet:

Roll off the carpet on the carpet padding. Position the carpet gently around the entire area of the room. Fit the carpet on to its place and nail it properly by making the use of staple gun and even hammer for nailing the screws. At last trim off the extra edges observed in your carpet. And enjoy a wrinkle free and perfect suitable wall to wall carpet in your home.

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Mistakes To Avoid While Choosing Your Rug

Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Selecting rug for home

Choosing rug for home

Rug is very small part of home but it can make a big difference. It can add a great look to any of your room. However on a contrary if chosen a wrong rug, it can also deteriorate the look of your room. Hence you need to choose the rug very carefully. There are plenty of types of rug choices available to you. This makes choosing the one even more difficult. When you get too many choices, chances are there that you make mistake while choosing your rug. Here are some of those common mistakes which homeowners make while choosing your rug.

  • Choosing too small rug

Size of your rug depends upon the size of your room. While choosing your rug, if you go for choosing a rug which is very small and installing it in a small room then it will make your room to look even smaller. Rug should be of the size which can set the boundaries and also ground up your furniture. Basically a rug will define conversation are if it is installed in the living room. The right size of your rug will be the one where the front legs of your furniture are placed on the rug. If you are placing it in your bedroom, then you need to place it near your bed so that when you get up, you can put your feet on it.

  • Leaving wall to wall carpet bare

If you have an opinion that you cannot put your rug on your carpet then you are totally wrong. Laying the rug over the carpet will give a playful look to your room. Chose some playful and bold colors and it can just create magic for your room.

  • Select your rug at last

If you are redecorating your whole room then the biggest mistake to do is choosing your rug at first. Rug is that one piece which ties the whole room together. The rug should match up with whole décor of your room. Thus try decorating the whole room with furniture, cushions, curtains, carpets and then go for choosing the rug at last which goes well with the entire décor of the room.

  • Be experimental

While you are choosing your rug, you must be experimental. You are always open with the option of changing something if you don’t like but not trying new things should not be done. Try contrasting colors, chose different patterns go for funky and bold things and make your space to look more bright and happy.

  • Try out layering

Layering is one of the best things you can ever do. People usually refrain from doing so. But take a big rug, then take a rug of smaller size. Go again with one more of smaller size and place them properly, I bet on you it can create magic in your room. Placement is one major thing here.

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Choosing The Right Type Of Rug Material

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
Types of rug materials

Various types of rug materials

Having just rug in your home is not just enough, having the rug with right type of material is essential. Before you choose the right type of rug material, it’s essential to know how the space will be used. You also need to consider how much traffic it is going to receive and what amount of coziness you want in your home. Based upon all this things you need to choose the right type of rug material for your home. There are various types of rug materials having different pros and cons of their own. Make some research, study them and then decide which type of rug material is suitable for home and get that installed for better comfort and warmth. Here is a list of some of the common type of rug material.

  • Wool

Wool is one of the most common types of rug material. This is very much famous for its soft touch and also its durability. This type of rug material is very much strong and it also has good water repellency and it is also stain resistant. This type of rug material also has great insulating qualities and gives you with cozy underfoot. This type of rug material is not suitable for damp places as it will absorb humidity and they can also fade very easily. This type of rug material is extremely suitable for dining rooms, living rooms and heavy traffic areas.

  • Silk

Silk rugs give lustrous and luxurious looks to your home. This type of rug material is very much popular for its subtle sheen and also its softness. Silk rugs give very sumptuous and soft feels and this gives fine details as compared to that with wool. One of the drawbacks of such type of rug material is that they need professional cleaning and it shows footprints on it. This type of rug material is more suitable in low traffic areas and bedrooms.

  • Cotton

Cotton is very much used for making flat weave rugs like kilims and dhurries. Cotton rugs are very much easy to clean and they are basically more affordable as compared to that with silk rugs and wool rugs. If you want rugs for long duration then these material is not considered appropriate. These are not good fit for heavy traffic areas. Best places for installation of cotton rugs are kid’s bedroom, kitchens and other casual spots of your home.

  • Animal skin rugs

These rugs are made available in stitched panels or complete hides or it can also be in leather tanned woven strips. This is adorable because it is extremely durable and also gives soft feel. These are very different from normal rugs and it will suit only in certain homes only. Hence before buying animal rugs, make sure it will go with the interiors of your house. Such type of rug materials is easy for cleaning. Animal rugs will not suit with humid areas or damp areas. This can be placed in dens or offices or bedrooms or where there is low traffic.

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Tips on Cleaning Wool Rug

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
Wool Rug cleaning tips

Cleaning the Wool Rug by using a vacuum

Wool rug or carpet helps in offering various appealing factors like the vibrant patterns and colors helps in enhancing the look of your room, while on the other hand the soft comfort of the woollen used offers warmness beneath the feet. But amongst all, the most efficient feature of wool Rug would be its durability but provided that they are accurately maintained and cleaned regularly. But when it comes for cleaning the wool rug, it’s advisable of deep cleaning it. You can remove way more dirt and dust particles through the following the process of deep cleaning. Cleaning the wool rug will help you in ensuring you your favorite floor for life time.

Materials to be used while cleaning a wool rug:

  • Rug beater
  • Fan
  • Clean and spotless bath towels
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Cold water
  • Buckets
  • Large sponges
  • Rug cleaning solution

Wool rug cleaning tips:

  • Wool rug is more attracted towards dirt and dust. But it is stain and dirt resistant. You can take the advantage of that and regular vacuuming is the thing which you need. Regular vacuuming offers better cleaning process and attracts the dirt quickly before it start working on damaging the wool rug. Vacuuming at least one in a week or two helps in reducing the damaging effects. And for the high traffic areas, every alternate day it should be vacuumed carefully.
  • Make the use of a rug beater. It should be set at the tallest setting of the carpet. It is helpful when you’re trying to extract the dirt from the rug. Make sure you’re using the best coded beater brush suggested by the carpet construction. Because in wool rug also, there are many different types of rugs which require different treatments according to the fabric and the construction.
  • It’s advisable of not to clean the wool rug by using hot water. As some of your clothes are needed to be cleaned in cold water, similar to that wool rug are only cleaned by cold water. Because wool reacts poorly when contacted with hot water. Well, in technical statement, the water should not be heated more than 160 degree Fahrenheit. If you still clean off your wool rug with hot water, it would get shrink and will pull off from the wall surface.
  • It is recommended of not using harmful cleaners that comprise of different chemicals. Many a times the chemicals are not suitable for your type of wool rug. Because wool fibers which are used in preparing the rug are sensitive and should not be exposed directly to the cleaning solutions and harsh rays of sun. I am not saying of using a carpet cleaner, but it’s not advisable of using bleaching ingredient for wool rugs. Instead of that you can use a cleaning solution that contains a PH factor ranging from 5 to 8.
  • Talking about other types of fibers, wool is better and helps in resisting the stains and dirt. Well, it’s nearly impossible of cleaning the stains which has been set for a long period of time and not cleaned. It is recommended of cleaning it right away as you observe the stains on it. It will help you in enjoying the charm of your wool rug as before.
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Tips of Cleaning an Oriental Rug

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Oriental Rug

Oriental Rug cleaned by a vacuum

Knowing the process and tips of cleaning an oriental rug is an essential aspect in beautifying and valuing it. For any of the home owners owning it is advisable of knowing the tips of cleaning an oriental rug. There are many potential problems and issues that might pop up during the life of an Oriental rug. But with the help of proper maintenance and care, an oriental rug has the possibilities of lasting for a longer span of time. But there are some problems that requires professional rug cleaner. Rather for general spoiling and minor damages, step by step process of maintaining and cleaning the Oriental rug is easy. Home owners are availed with one of the Do It Yourself project of cleaning an oriental rug. The information is brief that offers an idea of maintaining an oriental rug.

Oriental rug cleaning tips:

  • Cleaning the spills spontaneously as it happens is one of the effective tips of cleaning and maintaining an oriental rug. It is necessary for anyone to clean up the stains on the Oriental rug immediately.
  • The longer the stains set and dry, it proves to be difficult to get it off from the rug. It might be showing higher possibilities of the stains to be permanent on the rug.
  • Attending the stains right away makes it easier to clean for the home owners. It is regardless, that what type of materials are used or what type of stain it is, as soon as it occur, cleaning it is beneficial.
  • Even if you find the rug cleaned, the chances are it might not. Therefore, it is recommended regularly maintaining it to increase its ability and extends the life of your beautiful oriental rug.
  • It is important for the rug to be cleaned on both the sides. An oriental rug should be vacuumed regularly. Remove the dirt, loose grime and dirt by using a vacuum cleaner. This is one of the reason why vacuuming both the sides is necessary.
  • Flip the rug upside down and clean the backside area with the help of a vacuum. Use a beater bar for vacuuming the area. Don’t forget to set the speed of the vacuum at the lowest setting.
  • It will help you in dislodging and will loosen insoluble observed deep in the foundation of the rug. Allow the rug to then flip for achieving the superiors cleaning results.
  • Using the right type of chemicals has always proved to be useful while maintaining an oriental rug. There are many rug cleaning solutions out there. Remember, it’s better to test the rug cleaning solution before your proceed.
  • Check for the color fasting effects. Make sure that using the solution won’t affect the color of your oriental rug. Compress a white towel, don’t drip it. Use the vinegar solution on the areas of the rug and keep it for at least a minute. If you observe any dye transferring, stop it right away and call for the help of a professional. Rather calling an oriental rug cleaner is advisable.

 

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How to Install Carpet in your Home

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
installing carpet in your home

Installation of carpet in your home

You might be thinking that installing carpet in your home is not at all a big thing that you cannot crack it up. It is easy to install carpet in your home. If you are going for the new one than in your new house than you need not to comply with process of replacing and peeling off the older carpet which is installed. And if you are having your older carpet installed in and you want to install carpet in your home the new one than you must follow certain steps which can help you in installing carpet in your home by your own. Not only that but you can also go for and hire the professional for complying with the process of installing carpet in your home.

The further discussion will help you in knowing all the things which you need for the matters of installing carpet in your home. There are certain things which you need to comply and keep in mind at the time of installing carpet in your home are the tools, the first preparations of the things which you need to comply before going for the further process etc. And more of such things which can help you dealing with the thing in proper manner at the time of installing carpet in your home.

Installing carpet in your home

  • You might be thinking that where you must start with all the process of installing carpet in your home but let me tell you that you can go for by removing the old one carpet with the new and get ready with all the materials and tools which you are going to need for the process of installing carpet in your home. You can also go for hiring of flooring contractor who have better knowledge of the things which you are need have at the time of installing carpet in your home.
  • The first thing which you must comply at the time of dealing with the installing carpet in your home is the removing of the older carpet which is already installed in your home. You must get rid of the old carpet so the space and the place for the new carpet can be made and installed on time. As we know that this carpet which you are going to remove from your floor is being fixed up permanently and it can said to be difficult for removing the same so it is better advisable to remove it by following certain steps which can help you in installing carpet in your home.
  • Installation of carpet like a pro

    Professional doing installation of carpet

    The molds which are fixed in over there in the floor with which the old carpet has been fixed in your floor must be removed and let the carpet end get removed in a better manner. It is more advisable to uninstall and remove the door from the room so that you can take off the old carpet in a better manner. Installing carpet in your home in this manner will help you in dealing up with the things which give you satisfactory thing for the purpose of your sake. Before you take off the old carpet from the floor it is better to remove up and with the help of the vacuum so that at the time of removing the old carpet from the floor the dust which is gong to be there must not affect your health or you don’t get any problem in having breathing problems.

  • Follow it like this, take the corner of your old carpet and start pulling it with all its straps which are installed in your home. This will help you in getting removed all the carpet and the underlay solution to install the new carpet on it. Now it is the time of installing carpet in your home. If you are bringing the carpet from outside your home than let it is given some point of rest so that there are chances that the carpet can shrink towards the middle and can also expand towards the walls. These contractions can be proving to be more damaging for the home owners. So it is advisable to keep the new carpet for 24 hours in your home so that it can adjust according the atmosphere in your home and at the time of fixing it on its place and be easily fixed can do not come with any of the contraction of it.
  • At the time of installing carpet in your home, you take care of the measurement which you are going to need for the matters of carpet. The new carpet which you have got must be measured and cut off accordingly so that it can be easily installed in your floor. After complying with all this procedure now it is time to fix up the carpet which you have got for the matters of installing carpet in your home. With the help of the tools which you have got seal up the ends of the floor with the carpet. Lay down the whole carpet on the floor in such manner that it covers the whole of the area of your floor. Now it is the time to attach up the carpet which you have laid down on your floor.
  • You take the help of the knee kicker which is easily available in the market for the matters of attaching the carpet on the floor. It is your duty to watch for the perfect end attached to the floors because this will help the carpet to get its grip on the floor. Installing carpet in your home in this manner will help you in dealing with the perfect things which you are going to be needed in your home. After complying with all the above stated procedure, finish up the work of installing carpet in you home and last touch if you need. I hope this article will help you in getting all the knowledge and the access which you want in your home to be installed at the time of dealing with the process of installing carpet in your home.
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Carpeting your stairs

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Stair with carpet

Person placing carpet on stairs

Carpets are one of the materials that can make your home look elegant and stylish. These carpets add the extra bit of class to your home. Carpeting of floor is quite common and can be found in almost every home. But carpeting the stairs in the home adds the required royalty. Carpets go along well with wooden stair case, the combination of wood and carpet is very good and it does wonders to your interiors.

While carpeting the stairs you must make sure that you buy the correct sized carpet according to the stairs. While carpeting the stair you can nail the carpet so that it stays there. Stairs are more often used and carpets attract a lot of dust particles and gets dirty easily so be careful with it and clean it regularly. Cleaning will ensure that your carpeted stairs looks good and graceful adding that extra bit to your home beauty.

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Add warmth to a room with shaggy rugs

Friday, April 20th, 2012
Girl sleeping on a Shaggy rug

Shaggy rug placed in a room

Shag rugs are one of the ways to give a new improved look to your home. Selecting an appropriate rug can change the entire look of your home and is definitely one of the best way to add that much needed warmth to your room. If you want to escape the cold tiles or stone flooring then rugs is what you should opt for and if children are there then shaggy rugs are a must where they can even play on the floor.

Shag rugs can serve different purpose at your home. They are available in various colors, patterns, styles and shapes. If you have wooden flooring then the shag rugs are the best choice that will protect and increase the longevity of your wooden flooring. You can even place the rugs on your walls that would give a unique preferred look of your choice. Always settle for a quality shag rug which is safe as there are chances of slipping.

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