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How to Cut a Rug and Carpet Pad

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Rug and carpet pads sometimes arrive larger than your rug and require trimming. This could be done a few ways depending on the type of pad you have. For thinner, non-slip pads, usually a pair of household scissors works. If your rug pad is a thicker, more dense one, then a carpet knife or heavy duty scissors are usually needed. Before I start explaining what to use to cut the different types of rug pads, three important points are involved here. First, so as to not damage the floor underneath, be sure to have some protective layer on the floor…

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Basic Rug Cleaning Tips for Food and Drink Spills

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Food and drink spills are among the toughest cleaning problems to deal with for rug owners. It is a common occurrence yet some still do not know the right way to approach cleaning up this kind of a mess. Not knowing the basics of cleaning up food and drink spills can really put rug owners at a disadvantage and their carpets at serious risk of long-term damage. Whether you are having a party at your home or are just eating in the living room, spills can happen without a moment’s notice. This is why learning how to properly clean them…

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9 Wet Carpet Cleaning Myths

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Water has damaged your carpets. Maybe you had a toilet leak, maybe your water heater burst, maybe your kid left the faucet running in the sink for hours. What should you do to dry your wet carpet to minimize damage to your carpet and pad? First of all, there is some general information about carpets you should know that applies to all the myths . General Information about Water and Carpets Residential carpet usually has a pad underneath it. The pad can be anywhere from 1/4 inch to almost an inch thick. The pad provides cushioning and gives your carpet…

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How to Check If a Rug Is an Authentic Persian Rug

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Buying an authentic Persian rug is a bright, colourful and stylish way to brighten up your room, whilst also adding a slightly unusual, exotic touch. A genuine, unique, handmade rug will be very hard wearing and should last for years and years, so even though it may have a slightly higher cost than a generic, mass-produced, machine-made piece from the carpet shop, it should last far longer and be a worthwhile investment. However, a United States embargo on Iranian products as of September 2010, prohibiting the import of all Iranian products into America, including rugs, pistachio nuts and caviar has…

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food and drink spills

Basic Rug Cleaning Tips for Food and Drink Spills

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Food and drink spills are among the toughest cleaning problems to deal with for rug owners. It is a common occurrence yet some still do not know the right way to approach cleaning up this kind of mess. Not knowing the basics of cleaning up food and drink spills can really put rug owners at a disadvantage and their carpets at serious risk of long-term damage. Whether you are having a party at your home or are just eating in the living room, spills can happen without a moment’s notice. This is why learning how to properly clean them up…

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Cleaning Up Spilt Vinegar

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Vinegar can be used in a lot of different ways inside your home. It is primarily used as a kitchen ingredient to help make some dishes nice and flavorful. It is also sometimes utilized to remove stains and spots on your clothes or fabric as it can be a really good substitute for commercial cleaning agents. Sadly, if you spill vinegar on the carpet, it can create a spot and leave behind a strong smell which will be unflattering for your carpet. While vinegar is good when combined with water and some other household items to create a cleaning solution,…

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Tips on Cleaning Car Interiors

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Aside from looking great, having clean interiors can create a healthier environment for the car. It will be safer when your parents or friends ride with you. Even if we clean ourselves every day, if our surroundings are unclean, it will pose a risk to our health. Since we ride our cars to work, to the grocery or even to the mall, it is important that we keep it clean. The interior is the most critical area because it is where we sit throughout the ride. Vacuuming: Take out your floor mats and vacuum the seats as well as the…

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A Guide to Selecting an Outdoor Area Rug That Fits Your Space and Taste

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When setting up your outdoor patio and/or play area one thing that helps accentuate your décor is an outdoor area rug. The materials and technology used in preserving and strengthen these materials used have to lead to outdoor area rugs that are vastly improved in look and durability. Finding the best outdoor area rug to fit your needs patio and play area needs, however, does require some pre-planning. These steps, if taken carefully, will help you in choosing the perfect outdoor area rug for you. 1) Price – A rug could be the perfect material, size and colour but if…

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The 411 On Rug Cleaning

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Rugs can be found in almost every home, office, or any other establishment. They come in various types, materials, and styles. Depending on the rug’s type, the rug’s structure, the materials used to make the rug, the rug’s color, and the amount and kind of dirt or stain in the rug, there are various rug cleaning methods that can be used. Smaller rugs can do with simple hand or regular washing machine wash. The same goes for rugs with simple stains or not much dirt, as well as for rugs made of light fabrics and other materials that are easy…

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Kill Carpet Mold Without Removing Your Carpet

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In most cases when having a problem with carpet mold, you have two options. The first is to remove the moldy carpet entirely or clean the carpet carefully with a natural carpet cleaning product. Since carpet removal may not be your option, cleaning the carpet with a natural solution that will remove mold spores, stains, and prevent them from coming back is where this helpful article will tell all. If you feel cleaning your carpet is more than you can handle without the help of professionals, be sure to give the Carpet Cleaning Vancouver team at Zen Carpet Cleaning a…

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