THIS MONTH'S TRIVIA QUESTION:
WHO SAID, "All
of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking
children into a house with a white carpet is one of them" ?
See below for the answer!
Is Shag Back?
Alright, some of you admit it -- you had the bean
bag chair and the shag carpet! That's right, you were groovy in the
So, is shag carpeting the latest comeback? Some
dealers say it's the hottest selling carpeting right now. The good
news is that today's technology allows for a much higher quality
crafted carpet compared to the shag of the 70's. These newer shags
are much tighter twisted, and made from advance nylons that weren't
available in the 70's! So maybe it's time to unpack your lava lamp
and check out the beautiful new shag carpet styles!
answer: Erma Bombeck
HOW THE CARPET
INDUSTRY IS HELPING CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING EFFORTS
It's nice to know that
many carpet manufacturers are reducing waste by reusing and recycling raw materials, packaging
materials and by-products.
are selling waste carpet
trimmings, backing, and yarn to recycling plants. This waste is
then processed into items such as carpet cushion, furniture
battings and cushions, reinforcing filler for concrete-- even automotive parts.
used in the manufacturing process, such as cardboard, paper,
aluminum, wooden pallets, yarn cones, roll cores, liquid
containers, raw material packaging, and scrap metal are either
reused or recycled.
Many carpet mills today also help conserve water, electricity, and other
fuels. As an example, new developments in dyeing techniques require
Carpet & Upholstery Care is proud to have been one of
several businesses that volunteered their time to clean the Ronald McDonald
House in June. The Denver
Ronald McDonald House offers families with a seriously
ill or injured child a place to
rest. These families have enough to think about without worrying about
the high cost of hotel rooms and long commutes back and forth to the
hospital. As you can imagine, this is a very stressful time for these
families and all of the wonderful volunteers at the Denver Ronald
McDonald House make sure all of their needs are met.
These families find much love and support here at their "home
away from home". To learn more or to donate to the "The
House That Love Built" visit:
leather furniture will have a tag on it that identifies the type of
leather and the recommended care. Here are a few general tips to
care for your leather furniture:
not expose the leather to direct sunlight.
recommended to dust leather frequently. Leather can be very porous,
so this will help eliminate the clogging of pores. DO NOT use any
cleaning product on your leather without consulting a professional.
spots and spills, wipe any excess liquid immediately with a clean
absorbent cloth or sponge. Do not use soap, or soak the stain
heavily with water... this may cause more damage than the stain
itself. It's also a good idea to regularly vacuum in crevices.