1 / Which carpet to choose?
The carpet is a real element of decoration. But it's not easy to find your way around when choosing the dimensions, materials, colors… here are our tips to help you choose the carpet that suits you. Dimensions: The dimensions of the carpet are adapted according to the dimensions of the room in which you want to install it. If your rug is too big for the room it is in, it will appear smaller than it actually is. However, you can invest in an XXL rug if you want to hide a damaged floor. Square or rectangular rugs will help you structure the room; round rugs soften the space. In order to get an idea of how big you want your rug to be, feel free to use pieces of newspaper or a large piece of cloth that you can lay on your floor. Materials: The material of your carpet is to be chosen according to its use. The cotton rug fits any room; it is very easy to maintain, and will do the trick even in a hallway, in the kitchen or in the bathroom. For viscose rugs, which are quite fragile and dirty, it is preferable to install them in a bedroom or in the living room. Wool rugs insulate and bring more warmth to the room. Finally, rugs made of natural fibers, such as bamboo, are less comfortable but very easy to maintain. Colors: Light colors tend to make the space bigger. But for rooms like the kitchen or the hallway, pay attention to colors that are too light; they get dirty much more easily. To be sure not to make mistakes of taste, it is advisable to choose colors that blend in with the rest of your decoration; however, nothing prevents you from playing with quirky models! You now have all the cards in hand to choose the carpet that suits you! Discover the artist Delphine Cauly summer 2021 if you appreciate beautiful things!
2 / How to deep clean a carpet?
To properly clean your carpet thoroughly, you must first have disinfected it with baking soda. Then follow these few steps. Step 1: Make a mixture of half water and half Marseille soap; whisk to create a foam. Step 2: Apply the foam to the carpet using a sponge. Step 3: Rinse the rug in clean water with a sponge. Care should be taken not to soak the mat with water. Step 4: Air dry your rug outside, or use the “cold” option on your hair dryer. Step 5: If stubborn stains remain, dab them with alcohol vinegar. Warning: First of all, start by testing the mixture on a corner of the carpet. If your rug is wool, the water should be lukewarm; if it is too hot, it may damage it.
3 / How to disinfect a carpet?
It is important to disinfect your carpets regularly to avoid the proliferation of mites. Here is a simple method accessible to all. First of all, start by vacuuming your carpet using the brush nozzle of your vacuum cleaner; use low power so as not to damage it. You can also use a self-adhesive roll. This first step helps to remove hair, hair, and dust. Generously sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet. Leave the product on for at least an hour. Baking soda has disinfectant properties. Then vacuum your carpet again. It is advisable to disinfect your carpets about once a month.
4 / Where to put a rug?
Do you want to buy a rug but are not sure how to arrange it? Here is our advice room by room. Living room: In a living room, the carpet will structure your room and create a cocooning space. Usually, it is placed under the coffee table; if you wish, you can make it protrude under the sofa. Kitchen: In the kitchen, there is often a long carpet in front of the worktop. This gives a more user-friendly aspect to the room, and helps protect the floor which can quickly become damaged or stained in a room like this. Dining room: To structure your dining room, place a large rug under your table and under your chairs. Make sure it's big enough to encompass all of that space; if it is a bit small, the chair legs will still get stuck in the carpet, and that can be annoying. Choose a rug the same shape as your dining table. Bathroom: In a bathroom, the best places to lay out a rug are as follows; in front of the sinks, at the exit of the shower or the bathtub, and in front of the toilets. Of course, it is best to install absorbent mats designed for wet rooms. Bedroom: For the bedroom, you can place a rug at the foot of your bed, on the front, or install an XXL rug that will cover the entire floor under your bed. You can also install a long carpet in front of your cabinet.
5 / How to make a rope rug?
Make a carpet yourself? It's easy ! All you need is 60 to 80 meters of rope, the thickness of your choice, a glue gun, and above all, patience! Here's how to do it. Start by winding the rope around itself (like a snail shell!) To form a round mat, and glue as you go. Stop when the size of the mat feels necessary. You can very well stop there and keep a single round mat. To create a more original rug, make several rope circles in the same way, and of different sizes. Then, assemble them together to create an XXL and unique rug! For example, you can make a big central circle out of rope, and glue small circles all around; let your imagination run wild!