Martine Deblois Indoor Carpet June 18th, 2018 - 18:12:47
Carpeting has had a long and storied history that dates all the way back to the 3rd millennium BC nearly 4000 years ago. Found in Siberia the oldest surviving carpet is thought to have been created in the 5th century BC. Traditionally carpets were handmade composed of thousands of knots intricately woven together to form beautiful works of art too valuable to put on the floor and walk on. Sadly carpet technology remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. The 1930s changed the carpet industry forever. A few entrepreneurs figured out a method of using a machine to make carpets and almost overnight they were an item that the emerging middle-class could splurge on. It wasnt until the late 1950s with the introduction of synthetic fibers that wall-to-wall carpeting in homes become common-place.
You could search for the latest trends online or you could just go by what pleases your eye. Use your common sense for simple colour ideas like going for a dark colour if you have small kids or pets at home and opting for soft shades to add a contrasting effect to a room with dark coloured walls. If you want to create a relaxed homely feel in your house you could go for earthy tones. Be mindful of placing dark coloured carpets in an area that receives direct sunlight as that can result in the fading of the carpets colour over time. Cleaning a carpet properly is hard work and time consuming. You need to pick a carpet depending on how often you plan to clean it.
Although it might not be entirely possible adopting a policy where everyday traffic avoids wearing shoes will assist greatly in the lifespan of your carpet. The throw-rugs or smaller carpets the life of your carpet can be greatly enhanced by strategically placing it in areas where there is not much traffic passing by walking over it. As is to be expected with life in general spillage and messes will be made from time to time. The first thing to remember where spills and messes are concerned is a fast response. The longer you leave a spill the more difficult it will be to remove the damage which will of course result in a stain. For example a cough syrup spill would need immediate cleaning preferably with ammonia dissolved in some water; it is however very important to note that this would not be feasible on a carpet thats main textile is wool. This being said when purchasing a carpet it is important to note what textile the carpet is made from and keeping this in mind for when accidents happen so that the correct necessary precautions can be taken.
Even if it doesnt rain very much in your part of the world take into consideration the amount of humidity and general dampness in your area. For a different look in outdoor carpeting plush carpet is available. Most outdoor plush carpeting should be installed in covered areas only. For fully exposed areas use a high grade grass carpet with a marine backing. Outdoor plush carpet not only looks different it feels different when walked upon. Mid grade plush carpet is suitable for application in covered outdoor areas receiving low foot traffic. For higher traffic areas use a high grade plush carpet.