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Category "Household textiles"

A guide to twin mattress dimensions

A guide to twin mattress dimensions

When the twin bed was first introduced, it was declared a boon for medicine and the end of marriage as well know it. The doctors said that finally the married couple could sleep without harming each other in separate beds, while ministers declared that marriages would no longer succeed. The time of the furore? 1890. While twin beds continue to be popular today, king-sized beds remain even more so. This guide will describe the standard sizes of the twin bed.
A guide to floor waxing

A guide to floor waxing

The first finishes that were used on hardwood floors were made of wax, more specifically carnauba wax. Carnauba wax is a blend that consists of a wax emulsion that is combined with resin. This floor wax was easy to buff, and gave the floor a nice finish. The finish that replaced carnauba wax was a synthetic wax / polymer finish. Many prefer using carnauba wax because of rich, deep swirls when buffed. Here is a guide to floor waxing.
Where to buy American flag wallpaper in the UK

Where to buy American flag wallpaper in the UK

The US flag is an iconic image and would look great as a wall covering solution in the house. If you're from the States, or simply an Americanophile, then an American flag wallpaper is the perfect way to show your true colours. This article explores where to get wallpaper featuring the national flag of America to help you to find the right product to celebrate the stars and the stripes.
A guide to buying nursery rugs

A guide to buying nursery rugs

While in the past the nursery was used to denote a suite of rooms which was set aside for children to use in wealthy households, it has taken on a different meaning nowadays. In modern times, the name is given to a room where the baby will sleep. Furnishings for a baby's room can be different from those in the rest of the house. Nursery rugs are of no exception.
Where to buy brown curtains

Where to buy brown curtains

Curtains on windows used to be made up of animals' skins which are hung over openings. Gradually, cloth replaced the skins, but their practicality remained until the invention of glass. It was then that curtains began to become decorative as well, even when they were hung on the walls. Curtains can still be practical, and can help to keep out the cold. They can also be beautiful. Read this article to know where to buy brown curtains.
A guide to choosing fitted sheets for your bed

A guide to choosing fitted sheets for your bed

Prior to 1959, people only used two flat bedsheets to make their beds, resorting to hospital corners in order to keep the corners of the sheet from untucking. Thanks to Bertha Berman, that sad state of affairs was changed forever. She created and patented a method for sewing the corners of the sheet so that they fit the mattress, and thus the fitted sheet was born. Here are a few details to consider when buying a fitted sheet.
All about bamboo towels

All about bamboo towels

There is nothing worse than stepping out of the shower or bath and drying yourself off with a rough, irritating towel. Not only do you not dry off quickly, you are left with irritated skin and lots of frustration. Bamboo towels are probably just what you need, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Where to buy a pillow cover

Where to buy a pillow cover

The history of pillows dates back to Mesopotamia and to Ancient Egypt. Headrests were even found in ancient tombs. They were not, however, soft, but made of up wood that was slightly concave in the middle. It was not until Ancient Greece and Rome that softer substances were used, such as down, grasses and rushes. Read the following article to know where to buy a pillow cover for your pillow.
Where to buy a pink shower curtain

Where to buy a pink shower curtain

The first showers were ones found in nature: the waterfall. When waterfalls weren't available, then they would upend a bucket of cold water over their head. The first actual man-made shower was invented in the 1810 and featured water that was collected after every shower and used again and again. With this first shower came the first shower curtain. The more modern shower did not come about until the end of the 19th century. Pink shower curtains can bring brightness to any bathroom. Read this article to know where to buy a pink shower curtain.
The benefits of cork insulation sheets

The benefits of cork insulation sheets

Cork sheets are popular as insulation material since they utilise the natural properties of cork to the best advantage. Cork is extracted from the bark of the cork oak tree, once the tree matures. It offers superior insulation performance and has extensive application in diverse aspects of the construction industry. Cork insulation sheets are used as insulation for external cladding and can be integrated with both wall and roof systems. Read further to appreciate the benefits of cork insulation sheets.
A guide to natural fibre products

A guide to natural fibre products

If you are all in awe about Mother Nature and her beauty and bounty, you must also be a connoisseur of natural fibre products - epitomes of Nature’s enigma, exquisite natural endowments derived from her living creatures - plants and animals. These natural fabrics are used in myriad items of fad and fashion. Read on for an interesting insight into the world of natural fibres.
Equipment needed for home fabric printing

Equipment needed for home fabric printing

Fabric printing is a great way to customise fabric products the way you like. After that you are familiar with the tips and techniques of fabric printing, you can print on different types of fabrics, and start a home-based fabric printing business with just some simple tools and a reliable print kit. Read on to know more on the equipment needed.
All about: Cheap comforter sets

All about: Cheap comforter sets

The comforter can trace its origin to the quilt. The quilt, in turn, can trace its origins nearly to the beginning of mankind's history when man sought to cover himself with animal skins so as to keep warm. When people learned about fibres, these coverings started being made of loosely-quilted linen and other fabrics. The present-day comforter is stuffed with poly batting, silk, feathers, cotton, and other materials. Be careful when buying a cheap comforter set.
Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber: The facts

Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber: The facts

The Dirt Devil Spot Scrubber is a lightweight, but portable hand-held vacuum cleaner with a shampooing capability that is designed to easily and quickly remove spots and stains. It is a handy household appliance for people who are subjected to frequent spills onto their carpets and furnishings. Read the guide below to discover the facts about this appliance.
What are the advantages of Bolster pillows

What are the advantages of Bolster pillows

Pillows are important furnishings in terms of comfort and décor. Bolster cushions have distinctive styling due to their long cylindrical shape. They can be used to relive pains and aches due to uncomfortable positions. These versatile cushions can be used in the living room, bedroom and nursery. Read further for information on the advantages of bolster pillows.