Carpets & Rugs

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natural material fabrics and carpet
Eco Friendly Carpet Options

Many sustainable materials have a warm, natural look.

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How to Install Carpet

Soften up your surroundings.

Indoor outdoor carpet next to wooden flooring
How to Clean an Outdoor Rug

Brush off the dust before it settles in.

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Carpet Fitting Tips: How to Cut Carpet to Fit

The main trick is starting with more than you need.

hands laying transition barrier between carpet and tile flooring
4 Options for a Carpet to Tile Transition

Clean up the edge for an elegant barrier.

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Moisture in Carpets

Keep them dry and fluffy.

A carpet to wood floor transition.
How to Create Seamless Floor Transitions

Transitions can make a floor appear seamless.

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Stain Removal for Carpets and Rugs

If you plan to shampoo your carpet, first try pre-cleaning: Sweep the carpet.

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Carpeting Questions: Repair and Removal

Q. Does anyone know of the easiest way to remove glued down padding under carpet?

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What Types of Rug Pads Can Damage a Wood Floor?

Certain types of rug pads can damage a wood floor.

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Tips for Carpeting Stairs

Carpeting stairs is a DIY task that many of us get nervous about.

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Carpet Restretching Tips

Carpets tend to lose some of their durability over time, and carpet restretching is required.

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Take Stains Out Of Carpet

Getting stains out of carpet can be a difficult process if you are unprepared.

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Tips for Joining Carpet Scraps without Showing the Seam

Joining carpet scraps in your next project. Here is how to keep the seams from showing.

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How To Make Woven Rag Rugs

Woven rag rugs are a way to use cloth sheets and clothing, after they are no longer used.

Bamboo rugs
Bamboo Rug Ideas for the Modern Look

It's an environmentally friendly way to add cozy warmth.

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Cleaning New Carpet: What You Need To Know

Proper care will increase the lifespan of your carpets.

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Braided Area Rug Designs: Beyond the Oval

Explore some shapes that better fit your space.

Someone standing on a round, fabric rug
How To Make Braided Rugs

How to recycle old clothes by turning them into rugs.

berber carpet materials
5 Common Berber Carpet Materials Explained

Berber Carpet is constructed using the loop pile method.

carpeting types on racks
3 Types of Carpet Material Compared

Quality makes a huge difference in durability.

Vinegar in a glass bowl.
5 Benefits to Vinegar Carpet Cleaner

Vinegar is an environmentally safe way to clean your carpets.

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Planning Your Carpet - Choosing the Size

You may want to fill the whole room, but not necessarily.

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Planning Your Carpet - Space

Cozy Size: Break up the large expanse of the floor with area rugs. Pattern: Pattern seems to take up

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Clean your Carpets the Green Way

Taking care of the carpets in your home can be frustrating.

Maintaining Outdoor Polypropylene Rugs

Polypropylene rugs may be used both indoors and outdoors

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Frieze Carpet Styles

One of the hottest trends in the flooring industry today is frieze carpet.

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How to Fix a Snag in Berber Carpet

Berber is a classic comfy carpet.

How to Dye Wool for Handmade Area Rugs

Create beautiful and unique accents for your home.

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How to Install Carpet Tile Flooring Part 2

Installing carpet tile flooring.

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Planning Your Carpet - Choosing Fiber and Density

A very important factor in determining the performance of a carpet is the density of the fibers.

A carpet cleaner.
Carpet Cleaning Machines 101

Carpet cleaning machines remove stains and dirt.

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3 Types of Berber Carpet Explained

The most common types of berber carpet and their characteristics.

How to Attach Flooring Carpet Tiles

Attaching flooring carpet tiles is an easy DIY project.

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Adding A Carpet Runner To Your Stairs

The preferred method for enhancing the style of staircases.

carpet roller over seams with contrasting natural colors
Carpet Seam Placement: 3 Tips

Important things to consider when laying down carpets.

A man works on carpet.
Carpet Repair Tools and Techniques

Carpet repairs can make it last a long time.

Stained carpet.
Carpet Repairs: Removing Stains and Replacing Sections

Carpet stains can be caused by all kinds of substances.

How to Soundproof a Floor under Carpeting Part 2

The second of a 2-part article on how to soundproof a floor.

carpet cleaning machine applying soap to blue carpet
Carpet Cleaning Machines: Why You Don't Need Them

They only come in handy once, maybe twice a year.

A man measures carpet.
Carpet Binding Basics

Carpet binding covers large rooms.

Neatly Laying A Stair Runner

A stair runner can improve the look of wooden stairs.

A Guide to Patterned Carpet

Installing patterned carpet in your home? Check this out.

steam carpet cleaner
Dry Carpet Cleaning vs Steam Cleaning

Dry cleaning and steam cleaning both beat vacuuming.