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Category "Household textiles"

How to choose cotton sheets

How to choose cotton sheets

Cotton's close relatives are okra and hibiscus. Cotton use may be extended back to 7000 years. This cotton was grown in Mexico, Pakistan and Egypt, and it was woven as early as 3000 BC. Merchants from Arabia brought cotton to the attention of Europe. It was known to the entire world by 1500 AD. Equipment for spinning developed in 1739, in England. In 1793, Eli Whitney's cotton gin helped to bring cotton fabric to the rest of the world.
How to make curtains yourself

How to make curtains yourself

Curtains are easily available ready-made nowadays. They can be obtained in different designs and styles. A less expensive and more personalised way to get your curtains is to make them yourself. This article will describe how to make curtains yourself.
How to care for bath mats

How to care for bath mats

Bathmats have a long history as they are descendants of all sorts of rugs and carpets. The first mats were made 2000 to 3000 years ago. The oldest mats were funeral mats made of natural fibres. While some of the bath mats were made of bamboo or coir, the ones which are mostly used nowadays are made of cotton or are plastic or rubber-backed. Hence, caring for them properly is important.
Where to buy a brown duvet cover

Where to buy a brown duvet cover

Duvets are loosely quilted feather beds that have been used in Germany for many years before they became popular in England. By the 1800s, the duvet began to be popular in England as well. The duvet continues to be popular in England today. A duvet cover helps to make the duvet easy to care for in that it can be washed frequently without having to wash the duvet as well. Buying a brown duvet can be accomplished in more than one way.
Where to obtain discount fabric

Where to obtain discount fabric

Fabric has been a part of our history ever since mankind began harvesting and weaving flax in 5000 + BC. From flax, men turned it into cotton, wool and silk, then began making fabric from chemicals creating rayon, acetate and more. When you are a tailor, a seamstress, a costumer or someone who enjoys sewing, buying fabric at discount prices is a boon. Fortunately, there is more than one source from which you can find quality fabric without paying a fortune.
Why use Hardie board?

Why use Hardie board?

Many home-owners have chosen to use a Hardie board to protect the exterior of their homes. It's not only sturdy and strong but it also has the appearance of real wood, which is very popular. These are just a few of the reasons why using this product is a great choice.
Where to buy train bedding

Where to buy train bedding

In 1630, rails were roads made of planks. In 1700s, the first steam engine was built and the first railway in 1750s, Middleton. At first, trains travelled at six to eight mph, increasing to the whopping 210 mph, today. Train train bedding became popular as trains became story characters. This article describes where to buy train bedding.
Where to buy kitchen mats

Where to buy kitchen mats

Although kitchen mats have ways of tying in the decorative feel and theme of a room, it is not only used as decoration. They are very useful in winter and act as a buffer between bare feet and a cold floor. The kitchen is the one area of the house that experiences the most traffic. This means that you will want to look for kitchen rugs and mats that will be useful. This article describes where to buy kitchen mats.
A guide to buying Roman blinds in the UK

A guide to buying Roman blinds in the UK

There are a huge number of stores waiting for those who want to buy Roman blinds in the UK. Depending on whether they're manufactured as cheap blinds or custom blinds, the price range can vary a lot. They can be bought from large home decor stores or from a curtain specialist. Home blinds and patio blinds can be simply ordered online while ornate wood blinds can be hunted down in vintage shops. This article provides guide to buying Roman blinds in the UK.
A guide to radiant barriers

A guide to radiant barriers

As the cost of energy to heat and cool one's home increases, people are seeking ways to make their hoses more energy efficient. One method of doing this is installing radiant barriers. This article takes a look at the different types of radiant barriers.
A guide to hardwood flooring installation

A guide to hardwood flooring installation

Installing a hardwood floor to any of the rooms of your home will add a fresh look to any room it is installed into. It is a fairly easy DIY project for most home improvement enthusiasts, when using pre-finished boards that easily slot together. To learn how to install oak flooring or similar, read the guide below.
The benefits of ceramic flooring

The benefits of ceramic flooring

Flooring is a very specific and important element in your home. You could have the bare boards that the house came with on show, but they would need to be treated. So whatever you do to your home, your flooring is always going to take quite a bit of work. One of the most interesting flooring types you can have are ceramic floors.
Pros and cons of carpet squares

Pros and cons of carpet squares

Carpet squares are a flooring type which uses tile-sized pieces of carpet, approximately 50cm square. These small-sized squares are an alternative to carpet rolls. This article shows the importance of determining the pros and cons of carpet squares before choosing the flooring.
How to care for Indian rugs

How to care for Indian rugs

Indian rugs are quite famous across the world for the intricate workmanship of the weavers who display their mastery in developing special rug designs containing breath-taking patterns. The rugs are long-lasting and are quite easy and maintain. Hence, you will fully benefit from the value and beauty of your rugs if you take some simple steps to maintain them.