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How to Remove Carpet From Your Home (Step-by-Step Instructions)

When spring is in the air, there’s no better time to rip up old wall-to-wall carpeting and bring freshness with a new range, or even put down tiles or a laminate floor. Whatever a homeowner and DIY hobbyist’s choice, taking up an old worn carpet is the best way to give your home a décor …

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How to Patch Carpet Yourself in 4 Simple Steps (DIY)

It’s difficult to hide a damaged, burnt, or stained carpet that won’t get clean, no matter the effort. When a piece of carpet is damaged beyond repair, you don’t have to replace the whole thing. You can quickly, cheaply, and easily patch your carpet with a cut-and-paste DIY method. When you need to patch a …

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How to Remove Carpet from Stairs (Illustrated Guide)

Replacing the flooring in your home is a great way to give the interior of your house a facelift. Carpets tend to show wear and tear before anything else, and carpeting on stairs often becomes shabbier sooner than in other rooms. However, replacing carpets is expensive, so any DIY part of the project homeowners undertake …

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15 Different Types of Carpet Fiber and Pile Options

Quicklist: Carpet Fiber and Pile Options Berber Loop Pile Level Loop Pile Multi-level Loop Pile Saxony Cut Pile Textured Cut Pile Frieze Cut Pile Pattern (Cut and Looped) Pile Shag Pile Lush Pile Nylon Olefin Polyester Acrylic Wool Triexta Are you in the market for a new carpet, but aren’t sure which one best suits …

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15 Different Types of Carpeting Tools

Carpet installation is not always an easy do-it-yourself project. However, it can be done with the adequate time and know-how, as well as the correct carpet tools. You also need specialized carpet installation tools to accomplish the job of installing carpet with ease and efficiency. Also, you can always rent out some of the necessary …

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Who Invented Carpet? – The History of Carpet

It’s a cold Christmas morning when your youngest child wakes you up to open presents. You can’t help but laugh as your feet hit the carpeted floor. He’s bouncing around uncontrollably, and you can only be thankful that his feet are warm on your thick cut-pile carpet. The next time you notice the carpet is …

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13 Different Types of Soundproof Carpeting

Soundproofing your home or office lets you reduce exterior noise and contain interior noise. You can soundproof just one room of your home or office or every one of them. This option has become a more everyday undertaking than you might think. Many homes now include a home theater. Soundproofing this room makes logical sense. …

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How To Get Turmeric Stain Out Of Carpet

Spills happen. Sometimes, though, stain removal can be challenging. It mainly depends on the type of stain it is. Whether you’re making dinner or a smoothie, sometimes a little is spilled on the carpet. The problem is, ingredients like turmeric can become a stubborn stain if the stain doesn’t get treated right away. Turmeric is …

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Loop vs. Cut Pile Carpet (Differences and Similarities)

The main question one must ask themselves when purchasing carpeting for a room, is “do I want to have the option of rolling around on this floor in a fitful glee?” or “do I not want to have the option of rolling around on this floor in a fitful glee?” Carpets have two different pile …

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How to Get Stains Out of Carpet (42 Different Types of Stains)

We’ve all been there.  You are hosting friends and family at your home, having a great time, and suddenly someone spills some red wine onto your beautiful white carpet.  Cue the record scratch as people stare horrifically at the stain. Luckily, by having a handy guide of how to eliminate stains from carpeting it is …

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How to Get Eyeshadow out of Carpet

In your morning rush, you drop your eyeshadow compact on the floor, dumping powdery, colorful clumps all over your light-colored carpet. Ladies, we’ve all been there. On more than one occasion, I have sprinkled my light-colored carpet with a beautiful shade of lavender eyeshadow. And while eyeshadow may help to accentuate the beauty of a …

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How to Get Ketchup Out of Carpet

From kids to grownups to every age in between, ketchup is a beloved condiment, practically inseparable from classic treats like hotdogs, hamburgers, and French fries. A grade school friend of mine loved ketchup so much, we always teased, “Would you like some fries with your ketchup?” Indeed, this bright red, tomato-based sauce isn’t going anywhere …

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How to Get Coconut Oil Out of Carpet

From cooking to cleaning to teeth whitening to hair hydrating, coconut oil is a popular natural remedy for myriad home and health-related issues. But this sweet-smelling, gooey miracle product doesn’t always produce a desired result. If you’ve ever spilled a jar of coconut oil onto your carpet, you know how unpleasant working with this miracle …

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How to Get Juice Out of Carpet: Orange, Grape, Apple, Cranberry, Carrot

If you have children, you’re well acquainted with mealtime messes. It seems the food and drink land everywhere but your child’s mouth. When we began baby-led weaning with my son, disaster struck when we attempted raspberries. No sooner had he grabbed the spoon from my hand than the pureed raspberries landed in a sticky glob …

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How to Get Blueberry Stains Out of Carpet

Berries are a welcomed summer treat, but they’re not without their drawbacks. As delicious as a plump, juicy blueberry tastes, there’s often a price to pay for that tasty pop of flavor – a squirt of blueberry juice on your favorite blouse or carpet. Tiny and round, blueberries are easy to pop into your mouth, …

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How to Get Dry Erase Marker Out of Carpet

With liquid carpet stains, such as beer and wine stains, the process is pretty simple: You soak up the liquid and it gets removed from the carpet. Sometimes this requires re-wetting the stains if they are dried, but essentially that process remains the same and is relatively straightforward because of it. But what about when that …

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How to Get Charcoal out of Carpet

If you have ever accidentally spilled charcoal onto carpeting in your home, such as a sunroom, four-season room, or family room, you know first-hand what a nightmare it can be to remove it. If you have light-colored carpeting in place, it is even worse when attempting to clean it up. Luckily, there are several methods …

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How To Remove Chocolate From Carpet

Chocolate may be the perfect food – it tastes incredible, it’s full of antioxidants, and it boosts your mood. What doesn’t boost your mood, however, is when your beautiful carpet is stained from the chocolate you’ve been enjoying. Chocolate in general is one of the hardest stains to get out of fabric, and it’s also …

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How to Remove Shoe Polish From Carpet

You have an important presentation tomorrow, and it’s important to look your absolute best. For that, you’ll need to prepare more than just your material; you need to select the proper attire. You select a stunning “power tie” and iron your suit the night before. All that’s left is to shine your shoes, which are …

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How to Get Playdough Out of Carpet

Kids love Play-Doh. This colorful, doughy putty is an excellent tactile activity for your child to explore his creative side while activating his senses, too. But for parents, Play-Doh isn’t all fun and games. It’s messy reputation often results in an anxiety-inducing experience for moms and dads. What if your child gets playdough in the …

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