Found 15 results for the keyword ‘Rug’

  • Non-Slip steps & patios in tough weather

    The famous outdoor second story steps in downtown Montreal, an area they call Balconville because of all the open balconies with stairways, presents a real safety problem in those icy Montreal winters. The most common anti-slip treatment is to install a jute runner, commonly called Tapis CoC...
  • Do rust cleaners work?

    Rust is actually the oxidization of metal and we usually want to either remove the rust from the metal itself, or remove stains that the rust left in rugs and other materials.There are a wide variety of cleaners on the market for cleaning off rust, some of which are very toxic and often remove mu...
  • Removing wax stains & lifting dents in carpets.

    Rob from Hamilton passes on a tip for getting candle wax drips off of the table cloth. He starts by throwing the whole thing in the freezer. By getting the wax as cold as possible, most of it will just peel off of the fabric. Then use a clean cloth and an iron to melt the wax and draw it u...
  • How do you sound proof a floor over another apartment?

    One of our viewers lives in an apartment over a noisy basement suite and wants to know what are their options to blocking the noise.Soundproofing is never a perfect thing and although each possible action can have an important effect, the sum of all the actions together can be less than you expec...
  • Cleaning up pet odours

    Many odours can be eliminated by soaking the troublesome area with baking soda. One of the tricks to make the baking soda the most effective, such as to remove pet urine from a rug, is to add water to the baking soda to make a paste. Work the paste into the fibres of the rug.     Then cover it...
  • Mysterious dark permenant stains on carpets.

    When air flows through the edges of carpets, the carpet acts as a filter and collects whatever is in the air. Hence we often find dirt streaks around heating outlets where some of the air sneaks under the grill and through the rug. Often, streaks are found near baseboards where household air flo...
  • Is there an alternative to using a knee-kick when installing carpet?

    One tool that does a bit the same job of a carpet knee kicker is a carpet stretcher.This device has two long poles hinged together. You grab the carpet on both sides of the room and then expand the long poles by the hinging action. This will force a carpet straight or even put it under pressure...
  • WHY IS THERE FROST ON THE RUG?

    On windy days, houses in the Prairies often develop a small frost line on the rug about an inch away from the wall on the north or west side of the house. Here the wind is succeeding in lowering the temperature of the most poorly insulated part of the house -- the floor boards. In most construct...
  • How do you remove old glue from under rugs?

    Getting the adhesive or even old pressed down underpad off of floors is never easy. Not much of anything dissolves it, although you could try several different solvents.Start with hot water and soap--it just may be water soluble.If there is a clear varnish on the wood under that glue, you can us...
  • Laying carpet over concrete

    Many viewers ask if they can put carpet over a concrete floor. The answer is a qualified Yes.There are three different concrete floors to consider: those in upper floors of the house that are always high and dry, those in the basement that may possibly run into moisture problems and those outdoor...