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The Pros & Cons of Natural Fibre Carpets and Rugs

If you’re interested in the idea of a carpet that isn’t made out of any synthetic materials, then a natural fibre carpet is for you. In this article, we’re going to be covering some of the key pros and cons of natural fibre rugs and carpets, so you can make an informed decision about whether you should take the plunge and get one for your home. The pros Longevity: One of the main benefits of natural fibre rugs and carpets is that they are extremely long lasting. This is because many natural fibre carpets are made out of wool, which is…

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Why You Should Consider a Printed Carpet

Thanks to advancements in technology, there are now a number of different processes available to us when it comes to dyeing carpets. Traditionally, coloured or patterned carpets were all pre-dyed, meaning that the fibres were already coloured before the carpet was woven together. Printed carpets, on the other hand, allow for a completely new level of customisation, but what’s the cost? Let’s take a look. What is a printed carpet? It’s worth getting this question out of the way first because a printed carpet could mean a number of different things. It can refer to: Injection-dyed carpets: An injection-dyed carpet differs…

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A Guide to the Popular Styles of Curtains

If you’re not an expert on curtains, it’s not always easy to tell the different styles apart. There are so many different pleats and fastenings that they can all start looking very similar after a while. But don’t worry, in this article, the John Frederick team is going to be discussing some of the key styles of curtains, so you can get a better idea of what might work well in your home. Single panel curtains Made up of one piece of fabric that can be pulled right the way across a window, single panel curtains are a great modern option…

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How to Remove Paint Stains From a Carpet

Of all the stains to remove from a carpet, paint can be one of the most daunting. Whether you were doing a bit of redecorating or a spot of art in your free time, it’s pretty common to let a few flecks of paint fly, so don’t beat yourself up about it. In this article, the John Frederick team is going to be showing exactly how you can remove paint stains from your carpet. What type of paint is it? Given that different types of paint will require different removal strategies, the first thing you need to do is identify what…

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Rugs and Carpets Throughout Ancient History

As long as we have had floors to walk on and rooms to live in, there have been carpets and rugs to keep us cosy. In this article, the John Frederick team will be tracking the history of rugs all the way back to 1000 BC, helping you build a better picture of how they have evolved throughout the ages. The difference between carpets and rugs Before we get into the history, we thought it best to delineate the differences between carpets and rugs. While used interchangeably by some, the main difference between carpets and rugs is that rugs are essentially…

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The Importance of Professional Carpet Maintenance

Have you ever thought about how much dirt accumulates in your carpet, even if you vacuum it on a regular basis? Vacuum cleaners don’t clean the carpet fibers as deeply as is needed to remove embedded dirt, as studies show vacuum cleaners only remove one third of the overall dirt in carpets. Without regular cleaning of your carpets, the dirt will become the perfect environment for toxins and bacteria to spread, potentially causing health issues for your family or employees.  It is recommended by specialists that you get your carpets cleaned at least once a year, to keep your carpets healthy…

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The Best Curtains & Carpets for a Cosy Home

Home is where the heart is, and for many of us, that means a place that’s cosy, welcoming and comfortable. A lot of this depends on the curtains and carpets we choose, which can all add to the overall mood we’re trying to create. So snuggle up with our top suggestions for curtains and carpets that will give your home the cosy touch.  Let the colours speak The colour scheme you choose has a big impact on the atmosphere of your interiors. Warm hues have long been associated with a rustic, homey decor, so reds, oranges, creams, browns or deep greens…

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What Germs Does My Carpet Harbour?

When you think of cleaning a carpet, the first thing that probably comes to mind is mopping up spills and dealing with stubborn stains.  However, below the surface, there is a lot more to be worried about. In fact, according to microbiology research, your carpet is likely to be about 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat!  As well as this, it’s predicted that a carpet has the capacity to hold four times its own weight in dirt, so it’s clear to see that they act as a breeding ground for all kinds of nasties.     In this article, we’ll take a…

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How to Keep Your Carpet Clean for Longer?

While you might not realise it, your carpet is one of the most expensive features of your home, especially if you’ve opted for something more luxurious. Luckily though, as long as you look after it, a good carpet can last for years and years. With this in mind, the John Frederick team are going to be sharing with you some simple tips and tricks on how to keep your carpet cleaner for longer. Doormats This might not be the advice you wanted to hear, but the easiest way to clean your carpet is by stopping it from getting dirty in the…

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Colour Combinations: What Works & What Doesn’t

Creating fun and interesting colour schemes is one of the most exciting parts of interior design, but it’s not necessarily the easiest. Whether you think you have a great eye for design or not, there’s always more you can learn about colour, which is why we’re here to give you a crash course. What is a colour wheel? To understand how colours interact, the best thing to do is study a colour wheel. A colour wheel is a way in which we can organise colours visually in order to clearly demonstrate the relationships between them. A colour wheel consists of primary…

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