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how to lay stair underlay and grippers 25/07/2019

How To Lay Stair Underlay & Grippers

Need to learn how to lay stair underlay and grippers? If you’re planning on fitting a new stair carpet runner, you will first need to lay some good quality grippers and underlay. This will help protect your carpet against mold, moisture and heat, while providing comfortable cushioning underfoot.  So let’s get started. Here is our easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to lay underlay for a stair carpet.  You Will Need: Gripper rods (enough for the number of steps you are carpeting) Underlay Your stair runner (for measuring reference)... Read More

how to get mud out of carpet 25/07/2019

How to Get Mud out of Carpet: An Easy Step-by-Step Guide

With little ones running around on wet grass and dogs bounding across muddy fields, a mud stain or two will eventually end up on your carpet. Fortunately, our carpet care experts know a thing or two about how to get mud out of carpet, so follow our handy guide to keep your carpet looking fresh and clean. As always, be sure to check any cleaning or care guides that may have come with your carpet or runner rug before starting treatment, as some carpet fibers can react adversely to certain... Read More

decorating with copper 24/07/2019

Get the Glow: 5 Ways to Nail the Copper Home Decor Trend

Copper feel of the most popular metallics decor trend ever to grace our homes. Copper home decor fills our rooms with a warm glow that you simply can’t beat, and its lengthy reign at the top of the metallics trend charts is a testament to its timeless aesthetic.  If you want to achieve optimum copper room decor greatness but need a solid starting point, you’ve come to the right place. We’ll show you the five quickest ways to incorporate copper home decor with minimal fuss and maximum cosy glow. Let’s... Read More

how to get wax out of carpet 23/07/2019

How to Get Wax Out of a Carpet: 5 Easy Steps

There’s only one thing worse than spilling red wine on the carpet; spilling hot wax on it. Wax has an infuriating habit of immediately solidifying and latching itself on to whatever surface it lands on, and when that surface is a textile like carpet it seems damn near impossible to remove. But all is not lost. If that romantic candle has indeed betrayed you and covered your carpet in a stubborn waxy mess, there actually is a way to get rid of it. All you need is a few everyday... Read More

how to measure a staircase for a stair runner 21/07/2019

How to Measure for a Stair Runner

Do you know how to measure your stairs for carpet stair runners? It’s easier than you might think, even on winding staircases. In this easy-to-follow guide, we’ll show you how to measure your stairs for carpet stair runners to ensure the perfect fit and a professional finish. We’ll cover which areas you need to measure to get the correct length and width for your stairs, whether they’re straight or winding. How to Measure Straight Stairs for Carpet Stair Runners As you can imagine, this type of staircase is the most... Read More

how to get makeup out of carpet 20/07/2019

How to Get Makeup out of Carpet: The Ultimate Guide

Makeup has a curious habit of finding its way onto our carpets, doesn’t it? No matter how careful you are, there’s always a smudge, smear or smattering of something on the floor after you’ve finished with it. But never fear, it can all be removed with a few simple store cupboard ingredients and easy processes. Here’s our ultimate guide to get makeup out of carpet, including all the biggest offenders like foundation, mascara, lipstick and eyeshadow. A note before we begin: Remember to always check your carpet care instructions as... Read More

decorating gray carpet 15/07/2019

Gray Areas: Decorating with Gray Carpet

Forget beige and cream; gray is the new neutral.  The great news is that gray carpet and gray rugs go with just about anything, so it’s one of the most versatile and easy carpet colors to work with. So if you’ve moved into a new home and inherited gray carpets, or if you’re thinking of decorating with gray carpet, you can create some truly fantastic color schemes in both modern and traditional styles. So which colors work with gray color schemes? We’ve got lots of gray decorating ideas and tips... Read More

how to get nail polish out of carpet 01/07/2019

How to Get Nail Polish Out of Carpet Using Everyday Household Products

You’re getting ready for your big night out and the worst happens; a big blob of nail polish lands on your pristine carpet. What do you do? First thing’s first: Don’t panic. Nail polish might be a sticky nightmare of a stain, but it CAN be removed. All it takes is a collection of everyday household products and a cool head. We’ve created this guide on how to get nail polish out of carpet using several different everyday products, which most of us are likely to have lying around in... Read More

how to fit stair rods 27/06/2019

How To Fit Stair Rods: A Step-by-Step Guide

Stair rods make the ultimate finishing touch to your newly-fitted stair runner. Elegant and timeless, they help instantly add a beautiful, classic look to your home and are incredibly easy to install and DIY-friendly. Here we’ll show you how to fit stair rods with our easy to follow photo tutorial, courtesy of our professional fitter. If you haven’t yet installed your stair runner and underlay, check out our handy guides on how to lay underlay and how to install a stair runner first.  Already got these laid and ready to... Read More

how to get chewing gum out of carpet 25/06/2019

How to Get Gum out of Carpet: 3 Step-by-Step Guides

The worst has happened; there’s a blob of gum stuck in your carpet. Gah! What on Earth do you do now? Surely it’s stuck there forever?  Thankfully not; there is a way to salvage the situation without resorting to hacking it out with scissors (don’t do that!). All you need are a few basic household items and a steady nerve. So take a deep breath and simply follow our simple guides on how to remove gum from carpet; we’ll have it out in a sticky jiffy. #1 – How to... Read More