NEWS FROM ACE

THIS MONTH'S TRIVIA QUESTION:

WHO SAID, "To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug" ?

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 70's. 

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!

 

Trivia answer:   Helen Keller

Leather Furniture Care

Often 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:

Do not expose the leather to direct sunlight.

It's 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. 

For 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 a good idea to regularly vacuum in crevices.

 Carpet vs. hardwood? What's best for indoor air quality?

About ten years ago, Sweden thought that carpet contributed to the development of allergic illnesses. Installed carpet was banned from public buildings— dropping the market share from 40 percent to 2 percent. During that same time period allergic cases increased 600 percent!  With this startling discovery, Swedish authorities now believe that the increase in allergies was due to poor indoor air quality. Have you ever noticed that the debris on tile and hardwood floors is stirred up much more easily than on carpet? That’s because carpet acts as a filter that holds indoor pollutants until they can be removed by cleaning. So it makes sense to vacuum regularly!

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