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Category "Household textiles"

What are the companies that perform carpet repair?

What are the companies that perform carpet repair?

The first rugs were animal skins that provided warmth. It was not until ancient Egypt that carpets began to be made from fabric made from natural materials. The tradition of rug making continued, using wool, linen and man-made fibres. Carpets are an important part of décor nowadays. There are times when your carpets will need to be repaired. Fortunately, there are companies that can help.
Five tips for clean carpet

Five tips for clean carpet

It is warm, comfortable and attractive, but a carpet also has valuable practical functions. It insulates against the cold, it absorbs sound and it cushions as well as protects the floor. On top of that, the modern carpet is highly durable, stain-resistant and is easy to care for. Keeping it clean is the best way to prolong a carpet's life. Here are some further tips for ensuring that your carpets stay clean.
The benefits of vinyl stair treads

The benefits of vinyl stair treads

Stairs have come a long way from their first inception as tree trunks lashed together. Next were stone steps, and the development in the 1800s, when the stairs became the ones that one is familiar with today. Stair treads can have a variety of finishes. Sometimes, these finished can be worn down, making them unsightly. Vinyl stair treads have some advantages. This article details out the benefits of vinyl stair treads.
How to choose a double quilt cover

How to choose a double quilt cover

The double bed was the most chosen bed for many years until the king bed finally supplanted it recently. It is still a popular bed choice owing to the fact that it does not take up as much floor space as a king-sized bed. Finding sheets for the double bed is not hard as it is considered a standard size. When shopping at a bedding shop for double bed quilt covers, there are some details to keep in mind.
Where to buy restaurant table linens

Where to buy restaurant table linens

At first, the custom was when eating, to wipe one's mouth on the table cloth. In the 14th century that had changed to the use of individual napkins and by the 15th century that practice had spread to other parts of the world. In restaurants, guests are provided with individual napkins, so they can refrain from using the tablecloths. Buying linens for your restaurant is possible in more than one manner. This article shows where to buy restaurant table linens.
A guide to hiring flooring contractors

A guide to hiring flooring contractors

Getting a new floor installed into your home is a major home improvement and one that you want to be completed well and look good once finished. A competent DIY enthusiast may be able to complete a floor covering of vinyl laminate or wood tiles, however, some surfaces need a flooring contractor. Read the guide below for information on hiring flooring contractors.
How to make your own pillow protectors

How to make your own pillow protectors

Pillows were not always the nice cushy things that we know today. The earliest pillows date back to Mesopotamia as well as to ancient Egypt and were made of wood. Later, the Chinese extended the materials used to jade, bronze and porcelain. It was not until ancient Greece and Rome that softer materials such as straw, down and reeds were used. The pillows today are far closer to those of ancient Greece and Rome. To help to keep them fresh and stylish, make your own pillow protectors.
A guide to buying satin bed sheets

A guide to buying satin bed sheets

Satin that is natural and not man-made is made from silk. Silk is a fabric with a long history that dates back to the 27th century BC. It was not until the 6th century that the crafting of silk came to Europe and the rest of the world. While first made in China, making satin from silk began to be made elsewhere as well. Satin was used for clothing and for bedsheets and other more. When buying bedsheets, there are some things to keep in mind.
How to make your own back cushion

How to make your own back cushion

Cushions for chairs were first popular in the Middle Ages. These cushions were decorative and were a status symbol of the wealthy. They were usually made of leather too. As the centuries progressed, the cushions began to be made of other fabrics as well, such as tapestry. You can make your own back cushion with the fabric or material of your choice.
The pros and cons of drop ceiling tiles

The pros and cons of drop ceiling tiles

According to the Lamp Source, the first use of dropped ceilings probably occurred in the 1950s in a commercial setting. The tiles were first made of gypsum, which is what is more commonly used in the manufacturing of drywall. The use of these ceilings quickly moved to residential use as well. But are they right for you? Here are the pros and cons of drop ceiling tiles.
A guide to buying futon mattress covers

A guide to buying futon mattress covers

The futon dates back to ancient Mesopotamian, Babylonia and Egypt. They were stuffed with cotton, wool or silk. The Japanese futon of the same period was thinner and it was filled with staple cotton. Not until the 1980s did futons become popular in the UK and Europe. Buying a cover for the futon can help to revive the futon as well as to make a room become stylish. This article is a guide to buying futon mattress covers.
Where to buy a Paisley duvet cover

Where to buy a Paisley duvet cover

The Paisley design comes from Persia. It is thought to have originated in 1500s, during the Safavid Dynasty. During the late 1700s, in the Qajar Dynasty, the Paisley pattern became very popular. Paisley came to the attention of Europe in the 1840s when soldiers in the British Army, serving in India, brought home cashmere shawls woven in the Paisley pattern. While the pattern grew less popular in 1890, it became popular again in the 1960s and 90s. This article will discuss where to buy a Paisley duvet cover.
A guide to oriental rug cleaning

A guide to oriental rug cleaning

Oriental rugs are made to last, passing from generation to generation while keeping its original beauty. Keeping them in good shape requires proper cleaning and care. This article serves as a guide to cleaning oriental rugs.
The benefits of shag carpet

The benefits of shag carpet

This article discusses in detail about the benefits of a shag carpet, tips for maintenance and some aspects that may not work for certain homes. In recent times, the contemporary look in home decor is in vogue and shag carpets will make an excellent accessory to any modern living room. Available in a wide variety of colours, textures and sizes, they are the perfect companion to the quintessential sofa or the couch.
How to make your own ring cushion

How to make your own ring cushion

The ring cushion used in a wedding is a treasured souvenir for any couple. If you have a sewing machine at home and a little experience with needlework, the step-by-step instructions provided in this article will help you to make your very own personalised cushion for the ring in no time. Simply, get the things required to make a ring pillow and follow the instructions provided in the subsequent paragraphs to make one of a kind ring pillow which can very well become a part of your family heirloom.