The kitchen is a place of baking, chopping, frying, mixing, pouring, eating and drinking. In other words, the kitchen is a place of mess; spillages, crumbs, grease and grime. Keeping the kitchen tidy and clean is difficult to do, even more so if you have children or animals. So, is it the best idea to cover up that easy clean wooden or tiled floor with a rug?
Let’s look at the pros and cons...
Design. Rugs are a great way of adding colour and texture to an otherwise bland space; kitchen floors are usually a pretty neutral shade so a rug can give a spark of colour, tying in with your kitchen accessories.
Comfort. You spend a lot of time standing in your kitchen, and a cosy rug will definitely be more comfortable on the old feet.
Mess. The crumbs and the bacteria that can get harvested in a rug in a kitchen is pretty gross and depending on the type of rug, you may have difficulty cleaning effectively.
If you do decide to go for a rug in the kitchen, it’s important to choose the right one. Style is important, Pile length is also something you need to think about.
Pile Length. We would recommend a low pile rug rather than a rug with a thick pile.Think of the crumbs! The longer the pile the harder it is to get them out of of your rug.
Look at our rugs with no pile and our Antique rugs / Vintage rugs that will last for many more centuries to come.
If not confident call us and we will get any stain out
Makeup – it’s all fun and games until it’s been trodden into the fibres of your carpet and shows no signs of coming out.
But before you rip your carpet out or throw away your rug, try out some of the below tried and rested methods to save your carpets.
The Main golden rules•
Always spot test the mixture on an inconspicuous area of the carpet to make sure it doesn’t make the stain worse.
• It’s important to use a clean, white cloth to tackle your stain. Adding more color to a makeup stain is never a good move.
• Don’t use bleaching agent on a natural wool carpet. It could damage the fibers beyond repair, and could even make it prone to catching more dirt.
How to get eyeliner out of carpet
You will need: washing up liquid, cold water and a cup or glass.
Step one: Mix one table spoon of the washing up liquid with two cups of cold water.
Step two: Using a clean, white cloth, sponge the stain repeatedly with the solution, using a clean area of the cloth each time.
Step three: Blot the liquid repeatedly until the stain fades away
Step four: If the above steps don’t remove the stain, mix ½ cup of warm water with one tbsp. of ammonia and sponge the carpet with the solution.
Step five: Keep blotting until the solution is fully absorbed.
Extra tip: For stubborn stains that aren’t being removed by the above methods, mix a cup of warm water with one tsp. of white vinegar and sponge again until the liquid is absorbed. Press with cold water and pat dry.
How to remove lipstick from carpet
You will need: Dry cleaning solvent, a sponge or cloth to dampen.
Step one: First, scrape as much excess lipstick product from the carpet as possible. Be careful not to smear it further into the fabric.
Step two: Using a clean cloth or sponge, dab the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent. Keep blotting the stain until all the solvent has dissolved.
Step three: Repeat until the stain disappears
Extra tip: If the stain is fairly deep and the above doesn’t work, mix liquid hand dishwashing detergent with one tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water. Blot the stain with the mixture using the cloth/sponge, finishing by sponging with cold water.
How to get mascara out of carpetYou will need: Cool water, one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and two clean cloths
Step one: Pour two cups of cool water into a bowl.
Step two: Add one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid.
Step Three: Stir with a spoon so the mixture is fully combined. Take the clean cloth, and dip into the water. Blot the stain numerous times, until the stain starts to fade. Rinsing the area by blotting with cold water alone, then finish by blotting with a dry cloth.
Extra tip: If the above fails, try tipping a small amount of oil-fee make-up remover onto a cotton pad, and dab away at the stain. Be careful to keep the movement as a blotting action, and not rubbing the stain further into the carpet. Particularly good for waterproof mascara.
How to get eyeshadow out of carpet
You will need: Mild laundry detergent (5-6 drops) mixed with one cup of cold water
Step one: Remove any powder excess with a plastic spoon or cloth
Step two: Apply a small amount of the laundry detergent and water mix to the cloth, so it is slightly damp. Blot the stain continuously, but do not rub!
Step three: Repeat until stain is removed.
Extra tip: If the eyeshadow stain is an oil based eyeshadow, or liquid foundation/cream blusher, then hydrogen peroxide at 3% is advised. Apply a couple of drops directly to the stain. Leave to soak in for one minute, before pressing with a clean cloth to lift the stain out.
Have the above tips helped you remove a makeup stain from your carpet at home? Perhaps you have another method that does the trick?
Whatever your chosen method, it’s safe to say that, after tackling these stains, it’s likely that you’ll try to keep the make up on your face (and off the carpet) all the more!
With Christmas drawing nearer the time has come to consider your vacation stylistic theme and choose on the off chance that it mirrors the style that you cherish and the individual that you are. Do you adore a sparkly, shimmery Christmas with heaps of silver and gold?
The conventional Christmas style normally comes in red and green shades. Beguiling mythical people and little Santas with caps and facial hair include charming and inconspicuous amusing contacts.
Counting Knots the easy way - however there are a few snares that clients can fall into. There are an alternate sorts of knots yet the most mainstream are the symmetrical Turkish knot and the Persian knot
While the type of knotting can be important for appraising the origin of a rug it is vital when looking at knots per square inch (KPSI).
Counting the KPSI you simply measure the knots across a vertical and horizontal inch and multiply the two. Most rugs fall between 100 and 200 KPSI. Some rugs such as Heriz, tribal rugs and lower quality town/city woven rugs fall under 100 knots and over 200 KPSI the rug starts to become fine.
Isfahans on a silk foundation can have 625 KPSI, which is 25 knots vertical and 25 knots horizontal.
The finest rug I have seen was a silk QUM rug measuring around 2200 KPSI but most high quality silk rugs are between 500-1200 KPSI.
Beware some dealers count the Turkish knots differently, and it counts 2 nodes to one knot (so you need to divide the total by 2)
Fine Oriental rugs—benefit enormously from proper custodial care. Investors understand the importance of protecting their investments, both for themselves and for posterity.
The best 19th century carpets are disappearing into private ownership and becoming increasingly more difficult to find. Today’s buyers will likely be the last generation with access to Golden Age rugs in floor condition. Proper preservation is more important than ever.
A few simple practices will go a long way toward preserving your rugs for a lifetime of enjoyment.
Proper padding. We strongly recommend using high-quality pads under antique carpets. These will significantly extend the life of your rugs, preventing sliding, wrinkling and stretching, and guarding against punctures from furniture legs. Padded rugs also feel better underfoot and provide better sound absorption..contact us for all the options in rug pads
Furniture cups. Always use furniture cups for heavy furniture pieces like pianos placed on carpets to prevent crushing the carpet’s pile. When moving heavy furniture, lift or use sliders to prevent tearing.
UV protection. Given daily exposure to direct sunlight in areas where draperies are not desirable, we recommend screening your windows with a product that minimizes the damaging effects of ultraviolet rays. Using either Low-E glass or a spectrally selective applied window film effectively inhibits sun-fading of the rug’s naturally dyed colors.
Spills. Fine antique Persian carpets were woven using lanolin-rich wool, which is amazingly stain resistant. Blot up spills with a moist cloth, and then wipe the pile with a rinsed damp sponge. If the area remains moist, elevate it for quicker air drying. Avoid using home remedies for stain removal, as they can cause irreversible discoloration or dye-run.
Cleaning. A manual carpet sweeper is best. Avoid using electric vacuum cleaners (once in 3 months is fine); the rotary action is unnecessarily strong on any rugs. To protect the natural qualities of hand-spun wool, have your rugs hand-washed by a professional Oriental carpet cleaner like Rugport, in most cases every three to four years.
Long-term storage. After being professionally washed, rugs should be stored in a clean, dry environment. The ideal humidity is less than 60 percent. Cleaning rugs before storing makes them far less attractive to moths. Always wrap your carpets in paper, as plastic can lead to moisture condensation and mildew. Use cedar chips or a cedar-lined trunk for short-term storage. For storage over a period of months, have rugs professionally packed, contact us
Restoration. Annually inspecting the front and back of carpets will reveal any restoration needs while they are still minor. Necessary work should always be done by a specialist.
Decide the correct size of the Rug you will require for the room.
For the most part there is no damage in having the front legs of a seat or couch on the rug and the back legs off. (Furniture can definitely be fully on the rug too, and squared up)
You in all likelihood will need to take into consideration a bit of hardwood floor or of covering (or tile or whatever your floor is made of) to appear on all sides of the rug. Along these lines, for example, if the space in which you might want a rug is 12 feet by 16 feet, you may choose a rug that is 9 by 12 feet, therefore considering one and a half or two feet of floor around the rug.
In any case, don’t be too rigid about the size you require. Many people make the process of finding a rug almost impossible by hitting on an exact size and insisting on it. If you can, come up with a range of sizes that are possible. You will vastly increase the number of rugs from which to choose. Consider, for instance, that ordinarily there is no harm in having the front legs of a chair on a carpet and the rear legs off. Being flexible about size may mean the difference between winding up with a carpet that “works,” and one that you really love.
The classic Oriental rug sizes are:
Persian rugs do not follow the above standard, but sizes are pretty much close.
If you have an expensive Persian, Oriental, Silk or Antique rug, how do you ensure you’ve found a company who is a specialist rug cleaner?
1) They will always offer to clean your rug at their rug cleaning facility, not in your home.
2) They will follow an intensive deep cleaning process. Starting with a thorough survey, color bleed testing, a dusting process, full immersion rug wash, rinsing, extracting, specialist stain/odor removal, hand finishing fringes, full drying facilities (using air movers and dehumidifiers), application of optional micro sealant protectors and/or moth repellent treatments.
3) They will be happy to give you a quotation
4) They will not expect to be paid until your rug has been returned, professionally cleaned, deodorized and dried.
5) They will be happy to unroll the rug and position it in a room of your choice, so you can see the final result.
If you have any specialist rug cleaning questions or requirements, please feel free to call us today (847) 202-0600 or visit/contact us at https://www.rugport.com/contact , email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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