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Questions tagged [carpet]

Hacks related to [cleaning], maintaining, or installing the rug-like woven fabric that is used to cover stairs, floors, and sometimes walls.

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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

I accidentally got black tea on a carpet, which has left a very visible stain. I tried cleaning the carpet with detergent, but it did not work. Does anyone have a good method for removing tea stains ...
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How Can I Remove Oil Stains From Carpet?

Today, a bottle of oil slipped from my hand and fell onto the carpet. I tried removing the oil from the carpet by rubbing it with detergent, but it is not coming out. Can anyone tell me a better way ...
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How I utilise the old and colourless room carpets? [closed]

I have some useless carpets. The main problem is this these carpets have some strange colour some part are dark and some are light, because the original colour is changed with passage of time . My ...
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How can I get rid of the fumes from a new rug?

I hesitated to use the word “fumes”, but I’m really quite certain that’s what they are. I just got a new 8’ x 10’ rug from rugsusa.com and it’s spreading intense fume smells across my whole main floor ...
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How to get dried blood out of carpet

So, one of my family members had injured themselves yesterday and dripped blood all over my carpet. I did not know until this morning when I got home from work. By now, the blood is dried and the ...
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Reducing carpet dust without removing the carpet

I have a room with a carpet, and it's dusty. Rooms without carpet get less dusty, and dust allergy advise is always to get rid of carpets. Unfortunately I have other health issues that make it ...
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How to compensate for sinking / uneven floor in office

I rent an office on the 2nd floor of a 2 story building. The carpet is the standard blue you find everywhere. Certain sections of my office floor are slanted downwards with some sections (mostly the ...
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How do I prevent furniture from leaving dents in the carpet?

Furniture tends to leave dents in carpet when left for any length of time. Specifically, my chair tends to leave imprints where I have it in my room. How would I go about preventing this?
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How to effectively and regularly clean 1200sqft of carpet?

I live in a ~1200 square feet (~110 square meters) apartment which has carpet (cable style, very plush) on the floors (except bathroom / kitchen). I have a bag-less Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner which ...
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Can I use carpet underlay for the purpose of making a rug thicker?

I have a rug in the middle of the living room, I would like to make it thicker so it does not hurt when the children fall on it while playing. Someone advised me to but a suitable size of carpet ...
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Keep a rug lying flat on a carpet

I've got a large rug (7 feet by 5 feet, or 2.1 metre by 1.5 metre) in my living room with a coffee table on top (see image below). As you can see, the rug keeps curling, particularly around the coffee ...
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What is the easiest way to get rid of spilled glitter?

I was recently glitterbombed from a "friend" playing a prank on me. It got all over my carpet, my desk, and my room. I have tried sweeping glitter to no avail, tried vacuming to no avail (because the ...
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How to get rid of carpet indents

We are redoing our living room (it has a carpet floor), so we are moving a lot of furniture around. The biggest problem is that this leaves a lot of ugly indentation marks on the carpet. There are ...
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How do I effectively remove dog hair from carpets?

My dog's hair gets on surfaces like the carpets'. Its hard to get them off. I have to literally scratch the hair out or use brute force to remove it with a broom. I've tried vacuuming but it wasn't ...
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How can I clean an area rug without a vacuum cleaner?

I have a 5' × 7' area rug with a fairly long nap and no vacuum cleaner. I try to keep it fairly clean, but when walking over it, the dirt is fairly noticeable that sticks to my bare feet. It's ...
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Cleaning/removing wax from carpet

Someone has spilled hot candle wax on the carpet again. How can I remove it? Vacuuming doesn't seem to work, it breaks up the wax a bit, but not enough to pull it free from the carpet fibers and I ...
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How to get Urine stains out of carpet

I recently got a puppy, and he is still not quite house trained. I attempt to clean up his accidents right away, but they still leave a small stain. I can see small circles on the carpet where he has ...