Why I Need A Carpet Cushion?

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We’re asked that question alot, along with – What does a carpet cushion do? and How does a cushion protect a carpet, if it is underneath the carpet?

And the fact is carpet cushions (or pads) are very important to the appearance of your carpet. Carpet cushions protect carpets from crushing caused by furniture and keep your carpets looking new and fresh. The carpet padding makes the carpet seem more luxurious.

In research conducted by Independent Textile Testing Service, a test was used whereby different carpet/cushion systems were subjected to rolling a chair with 150 lb. Weight over them 20,000 times. The results indicated that carpets with no cushion had an average of 19.3% loss in pile height (thickness) as opposed to a 5-10% loss in thickness for carpets with a separate cushion. The favorable effect of cushion in reducing the appearance of wear was indicated by decreased loss in thickness. So since carpets with separate cushion remain thicker, they could also appear more luxurious for a longer period of time. And with separate cushion, it’s possible to select the degree of luxury or firmness of tread you desire.

Carpet cushions also:

  • Improve the thermal installation of flooring
  • Carpets with separate cushions are less expensive to install
  • Carpet cushion can significantly improve a carpet’s acoustical properties

For more information about carpet padding visit Carpet Cushion Council or contact Ambassador Floor Company.

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How To Clean Scuffs Off Hardwood Flooring

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Shoe scuffs and chair scuffs on wood flooring are unavoidable, but the good news is that scuff are easy to remove. Below are 5 easy steps to help you remove scuffs from hard wood flooring.

You’ll Need:

  • mineral spirits
  • fine steel wool
  • oil
  • furniture wax
  • clean white cotton cloth rag
  • WD-40
  • pencil eraser

How to:

Step 1: Use a dry white cotton cloth to wipe the scuff marks with mineral spirits.

Step 2: Allow the mineral spirits to dry.

Step 3: Polish the area.

Step 4: Wipe with oil and fine steel wool if you do not have mineral spirits.

Step 5: Wax with furniture wax.

Removing scuffs from hardwood flooring can be difficult because hardwood is very sensitive and if removed incorrectly, you could have devastating effects and farther damage your floors. If you have any questions or concerns before removing scuffs contact your local flooring distributor or manufacturer.

For more easy cleaning tips visit  ehow.com.

Removing Stains – Act Quick

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No matter how hard you try, spills and stains will happen.  However; you can keep your carpets looking new if clean spills properly.  Below are 8 simple steps for cleaning a carpet or rug that has been soiled by food or drink.

  1. Scoop up as much of the spill as possible, with a towel or a spoon.
  2. Blot the spot: don’t rub or scrub.  Gently press clean cloths into the stained area to remove moisture. Scrubbing can damage the fiber and set the stain into the carpet.
  3. Apply warm, not hot, water to the attained area and blot until the stain stops transferring to the cloth.
  4. If you can still see the stain, make a Detergent Solution by adding ¼ teaspoons dishwashing liquid to one cup warm water.  Don’t use too much soap, because it’s difficult to rinse out the carpet.
  5. Apply the detergent solution, let sit for five minutes, and then rinse with clear warm water.  Repeat until all the detergent is removed.
  6. Place layers of white paper towels on the spill to absorb the liquid. Weight down the towel with a non staining glass or ceramic object.  You can let them sit overnight, if you wish.
  7. When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.
  8. If you can see then stain after all this, repeat steps 3 through 7.  It means the stain penetrated deep into the pile and has wicked up the surface.

Always keep in mind that the number one rule is time, the faster you start treating the spill, the more likely you are to avoid any staining at all.

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