Found 25 results for the keyword ‘Carpet’

  • Removing wax stains & lifting dents in carpets.

    Rob from Hamilton passes on a tip for getting candle wax drips off of the table cloth. He starts by throwing the whole thing in the freezer. By getting the wax as cold as possible, most of it will just peel off of the fabric. Then use a clean cloth and an iron to melt the wax and draw it u...
  • Buying new carpet.

    We took our TV camera to Anderson Carpet & Home in Burlington and got some insights into what makes good and better carpets.The real measure of durability is the density of the carpet. With a dense carpet, you shouldn't be able to sink your fingers through the fibers right to the backing....
  • Carpet underpads

    Carpet underpads or underlays have to match the type of carpet. That means that if you have too soft an underpad under a carpet that needs a firm backing, you can destroy the carpet by bending it too much.When an underpad has a gripping side and a smoother side, the gripping side goes against ...
  • Removing chewing gum

    Do you need to remove chewing gum? It can be found in the strangest places and the removal process will depend on what it is stuck to.Let's start with gum stuck to the bottom of a chair or table, on a hard surface. If it is still soft, start with a scraper of any kind to push off most of it....
  • Trimming carpet around stair spindles

    For some people, it is a mystery how to measure out the hole you need to cut in a carpet for the spindles or balusters on a stairway. Actually the key is to not measure at all. I recommend that you first practice with a piece of paper. Of course the real rug will be harder to deal with, be...
  • Central Vacs -- Indoor or Outdoor exhaust?

    Health officials all recommend that central vacuum systems should exhaust outdoors while most installers do not put in an outdoor exhaust pipe.A few conflicting facts:The cost of piping the exhaust air outdoors is about $75 installed.Central vacs are noisy and a few municipalities have begun to...
  • Getting grease off of carpets

    When the valiant handyperson manages to get machine grease on the rug while fixing the clothes dryer, like I did today, the immediate solution is to dampen a clean rag with hot water, put some concentrated liquid laundry detergent directly on the rag and work it into the grease. Clean the rag and...
  • Weather Restrictions: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Interior Carpet & Sheet Vinyl Adhesive Latex Temperature Limitations: Floor and adhesive must be above +18 C (+65 F) prior to application. Rain Limitations: Indoor produc...
  • Weather Restrictions: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Adhesives     Product: Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Adhesive Temperature Limitations: Apply when both surface and product are above +18C (+65 F).  Store product above -12C (+10 F). Rain Limitations: Keep ...
  • The negative side of Microban, BioFresh & other "antimicrobials"

    I just received (October 2014) an alert from Healthy Building News about additives in many building products that are supposed to kill microbes and make the house healthier.  These things are called “Antimicrobials”.  A couple of the best known trade names are Microban and BioFresh.  Little disi...