Area Rugs & Flooring (02)

Bathroom Flooring Options
According to LoveToKnow Home Improvement, if you're planning on new flooring for your bathroom, you've got a choice of many materials, from carpet and hardwood flooring to laminate and tile. The choices have never been greater. If you do decide to choose carpet for your bathroom flooring, make sure that you either lay a border of vinyl around the bath, toilet and basin which can receive the most of the splattering or invest in a few good bathmats to protect your carpet from wet feet and soap and toothpaste. Solid hardwood can also be damaged by moisture, but it looks beautiful when installed correctly—make sure you have it installed professionally, and that it gets many coats of waterproof sealant to protect it. Laminate bathroom flooring has always had wet floor limitations, but depending on the type of installation and the type, it can be used in wet areas such as bathrooms, kitchens and conservatories. Best bet in selecting laminate is to make sure the flooring you choose is warranted for the bathroom. Stone is an option with almost no moisture problems. Granite, marble and limestone are popular for bathroom. You want textured stone so it's not slippery when wet. The main complaint with stone is it can get cold, though you can install an electric heating grid underneath it. Ceramic tiles are also waterproof and fairly inexpensive, and come in many different styles. But like stone, it can be slippery and cold.

Caring for Your Oriental Rug
If itís time to clean or care for your Oriental rug, these simple tips can help you do so without spending the money to have it professionally cleaned. Tips include vacuuming rugs regularly, going back and forth in the same direction. Rotating the rug as often as possible helps as well, and padding can stabilize and protect the shape of the rug. There are instructions for spot cleaning when you need to, and information about how and when to consult a professional to clean an Oriental rug. For spot cleaning, it recommends neutralizing the sport by blotting with club soda or a mix of half-white vinegar and cold water, and repeat as necessary. It says to not rub the spot, that some Oriental rug dyes can bleed upon contact with liquids. Before the area dries, comb the pile so it blends with the rest of the rug. A cleaning fluidi similar to Afta works well for tar or dirt and hard-to-remove stains. For removing most dirt stains, a rug detergent similar to Stain-X seems to work. It recommends blotting with a Turkish towel of toothbrush.

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Are Shag Rugs Right for You?
If you're looking for a rug, consider a shag. Shag rugs were first created over 50 years ago and were all the rage in the 1960's and 70's. Shag rugs are now popular once again, and are available in many exciting styles, from the traditional soft and luxurious flokati rugs of Greece (flokati Rugs have been made in Greece for centuries), to the modern sheepskin rugs of Australia and New Zealand. These rugs are best suited to low-traffic areas, and the site gives you more information about such rugs to see if they're good for you.

Kids Carpeting
If you're looking for high quality carpet and rugs for everything from playrooms to classrooms, you've come to the right place! Our fun flooring is extremely stain resistant for easy cleaning, and antibacterially treated to protect kids. Dense nylon fibers make them tough and durable. A full line of nursery rugs and educational patterns are offered in kid-friendly colors. Products include laminates, wall to wall, nursery, fun patterns, educational rugs, nature, explore the world rugs, sports rugs, solid colored rugs, city street rugs, blacklight rugs, religious rugs, custom made rugs, grown up rugs, college rugs and carpet pads. A carpet information section includes tips on buying carpets, information about carpet allergies, carpet installation, carpet pads, carpet fibers and kids carpets.


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