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A roll of carpet with a raw edge.

Finishing Raw Carpet EdgesCarpet remnants can be used to make throw rugs. Finishing the edges can be done at a carpet shop or you can try some of the suggestions in this page to do it yourself. This is a page about finishing raw carpet edges.

 

Scrubbing Carpet

Removing Furniture Dents from CarpetHeavy furniture leaves dents in the carpet that may be difficult to remove when you rearrange the furniture. This is a page about removing furniture dents from carpet.

 

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Allergic Reactions to New Carpet?We need new wall to wall carpeting installed through our entire house, living room and 3 bedrooms. I've read that new manufactured carpets contain chemicals. Has any one ever had an allergic reaction to new carpeting? When would be the best time of year to have this work done?

 

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Should I Put Area Rugs on Carpet?We recently moved. The carpet was put in last summer and was kept good care of. You can't even see where the furniture sat. No traffic path or anything. I want to keep it in good shape too, I know it was never shampooed. My question is.. is it OK to put a 5x7 area rug in the center of the room?

 

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Binding a Carpet Remnant?I'm hoping some fellow members have had experience with binding carpet remnants and will share what they have learned.

 

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Carpet Installation?Is it a bad idea to glue carpet in?

 

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Tips for Long Lasting CarpetThis is a page about tips for long lasting carpet. Carpeting for your home can be expensive to buy and replace. By following a few easy practices you can extend the life or your carpet.

 

Uses for Carpet Remnants

Uses for Carpet RemnantsThis page contains uses for carpet remnants. Whether you have your own remnants from a carpeting project or find a great deal, there are ways to use these carpet pieces.

 

Saving Money on Carpet, Installing Carpet

Saving Money on CarpetThis is a page about saving money on carpet. Getting new carpet installed is a wonderful way to spruce up your living space but can be an expensive proposition. Even a small discount per square foot can add up to a big savings.

 

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Reducing Carpet Wear?I have new carpet in the bedrooms (3) of my home. Each bedroom is entered from a laminate floored hallway. The carpet is a good grade. It wasn't really expensive and it certainly wasn't cheap. It is a short looped shag.

 

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Removing Buckles from Carpet Runner?I have a long runner that runs the length of my kitchen. It has recently started to buckle in a few places. What can I do to flatten it down?

 

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Dyeing Carpet?My husband and I are about to purchase our first home. It is a foreclosure so its buy "as is". There's really not too much wrong with it other than carpet stains (and the carpet is a really light color, almost white).

 

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Area Rug to Coordinate with Red and Yellow?I am moving to a new home. My couch and chair are a bright red and my walls are a golden yellow. I am wondering what color area rug and curtains I can use to accent the red furniture and yellow walls? Thank you.

 

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Removing Furniture Marks From Rugs?How can I remove furniture marks from rugs?

 

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Area Rug That Coordinates with Burgundy and Blue Plaid?My living room walls are burgundy and my couch is a blue plaid. What type of area rug, design and color would match this?

 

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Flattening an Area Rug?How to flatten out an area rug (fiber content is jute) that was rolled up when received about 6 months ago and the rolled marks still are there.

 

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Replacing Your Carpet Padding?How to change the padding under my carpet due to cat urination. I need easiest way if possible.

 

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Can You Dye Carpet?I have tried everything to clean my carpet but still have stains. Has anyone ever dyed carpet? Have you had good results? Please help, as I can't afford to replace it right now.

 

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Keep Carpets Looking NewTo keep your carpet looking new for years with out making every one take off their shoes (I live with 3 males that are always into something, and the house is just a pit stop) get some plastic shower caps and have people slip them over their shoes By Billie

 

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Plastic Floor Mats To Protect CarpetIf you have a table with chairs that have castors; try this to save your carpet. Put the type of plastic floor mats that you use in an office at your desk, under the chairs.

 

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Changing the Color of Carpet?Can you change the color of carpet by dying it a different color? does anyone have any suggestions? Need to change from Burgundy to a beige or brown on a budget! Tammee from Kentucky

 

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Carpet with Flattened Pile?Is there a way to raise flattened pile on a carpet? Ida from England

 

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Finishing Raw Carpet Edges?I just got some free carpet and it is really pretty. I wanted to make area rugs out of it. Any ideas on how to finish the edges easily? Sewing is very difficult for my hands and I don't have a sewing machine that can do carpet.

 

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Removing Furniture Dents from Wool Carpet?I need to remove carpet dents from an all wool carpet. Wool is not supposed to be wet so the ice cube method won't work. I am also afraid to try the steam as it might shrink the carpet. What else can I try?

 

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Removing Carpet Dents?I have a commercial type carpet in my upstairs apartment which I rent out. The person left at the end of the month and I now see marks in the carpet caused by an elliptical machine. Can anyone tell me how to get these out or fade them out?

 

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Furniture Dents in Carpet?How do you get carpet fiber to rise as a result of indentations caused by furniture?

 

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Fluffing Indentations in Carpet?How do I remove furniture indentations from carpet?

 

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Best Carpet for a Home With Cats?We have three cats who sometimes claw at the carpet even though we have a couple of sizable alternate places they can scratch that have been sprinkled with catnip in the past.

 

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