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" ?
for the answer!
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!
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.
a good idea to regularly vacuum in crevices.
vs. hardwood? What's best for indoor air quality?
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!