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How to Remove Slime and Blu Tack From Your Carpet

Slime – a toy that you wish your children didn’t enjoy as much as they do; Blu Tack – the adhesive putty that isn’t half as effective as we think it is or want it to be. And if you’re reading this article, then you’ve been unfortunate to find one – or worse, both – of these sticky substances stuck to your carpet. While they may seem impossible to remove initially, fear not! In this article, we’ll guide you through some effective and hassle-free methods to rescue your carpet from the clutches of Slime and Blu Tack. Act quickly If you’ve…

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How to Stop My Cat From Ripping Up Your Carpet

Cats are great little companions, but their natural instinct to scratch surfaces can sometimes clash with our want to keep a tidy home. One common issue many cat owners face is their furry friend tearing up the carpet. Before you start envisioning a home covered in plastic, let’s explore some practical and humane ways to minimise this behaviour and maintain good relations between you, your cat and your carpet. Provide suitable alternatives Cats scratch to mark their territory and keep their claws healthy. To redirect this behaviour away from your carpet, get some alternative scratching posts or pads. Place them strategically…

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The Best Way to Remove Mould From Blinds

Mould can be a persistent and unsightly problem in many households, and if it has found its way onto your blinds, it’s essential to address it quickly. Not only does mould affect the aesthetic appeal of your window coverings, but it can also pose health risks if left untreated. In this article, we will explore the best methods to effectively remove mould from blinds, ensuring a clean and healthy living space for you and your family. Materials you will need To tackle mould on blinds, gather the following materials: Vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to help you remove loose mould…

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How to Restore an Old Rug

Rugs are not just floor coverings, they are often works of art that hold cultural and historical significance. In this way, owning an old rug is like possessing a piece of history, and just like any historical artefact, it can fall into disrepair if not treated properly. However, with proper care and attention, it is possible to restore an old rug back to its former glory. In this article, we will explore the process of restoring an old rug. Check the rug over Before you get to work, the best thing to do is a thorough evaluation of the rug’s condition….

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An Ultimate Guide to Getting Your Upholstery Cleaned

The furniture that we buy can often become the focal points of the rooms in which we place them, which is probably why we’re always keen to keep them as clean as possible. A clean and tidy home can also have various mental health benefits on top of keeping bacteria and germs at bay, so it really does pay to have your upholstery cleaned thoroughly. In this article, the John Frederick team will be covering why having your upholstery cleaned professionally is so important, as well as what a professional cleaning service looks like. Why you should leave it to the…

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How to Remove Tea and Coffee Stains From Your Carpet

The tea vs coffee debate is always raging here in the UK, but there’s one thing that both camps can agree on: they’re both an absolute pain to get out of the carpet. Whether it was an overzealous dog that knocked your cup over or just a momentary lapse of concentration on your part, tea and coffee spills can happen to the best of us, and they do – all the time. Don’t worry though! T he John Frederick team is here to help you reverse the damage. A fresh stain If you’re able to catch the stain as soon as…

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5 Ways to Clean Your Carpet and Save Money

Carpets are brilliant. They can instantly make any room feel warmer and cosier, they can add vibrancy to a room with a splash of colour, they make excellent sleeping spaces for our beloved pets – we could go on. However, one problem that does come with carpets: they’re not very easy to clean. While no solution will ever be as effective as having your carpet cleaned professionally, this isn’t always viable financially, so we wanted to offer some simple tips for those who want to clean their carpet whilst saving a bit of money. Blot, don’t scrub This is the number…

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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 of Natural Fibre Carpets and Rugs 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…

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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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