Fun facts about Carpet

  1. When properly cleaned and maintained, carpeting may improve the quality of air through trapping allergy-inducing dust and allergens.
  2. Carpet share the Latin root with the word “Carpe Diem,” which means to “pluck or seize the day!”
  3. Sprinkling salt on the carpet is an effective way to get rid of mud prints. Keep it on for an hour and then vacuum it up.
  4. The most precious carpets are made with gold and silver strands, and have rare gemstones woven into their patterns. Today, these carpets command multi-million dollar prices at top auctions.
  5. The figure of speech phrase “to sweep under the carpet” was first noted in 1963.
  6. To remove red wine from a carpet, scrub the stain with club soda or cover the stain with salt to let it absorb the wine. Vacuum the residue. If the stain remains, wipe with a solution of detergent, water, and a few drops of white vinegar.
  7. To raise depressions in the carpet left by heavy furniture, hold a steam iron close enough for steam to reach the carpet, but don’t let the iron touch the carpet. Lift fibers by scraping them with edge of a coin or spoon.
  8. In the 20th century, vacuums required 3 people to use them and ran by the use of coal.
  9. A rug and a carpet are basically the same thing. The differentiating factor is the size. A rug is any piece of carpet that is less than 40 square feet.
  10. “Magic Carpet Ride,” a popular song by Steppenwolf of Canada appeared at number 3 on the US charts in the 1960′s. This song was the second by Steppenwolf to take the U.S. by storm, the first was “Born to Be Wild.”
  11. Club soda is still a great way to remove new stains on your carpet. Pour some on the soiled spot and then sponge it right up.
  12. In order to remove wax from a carpet, place a paper bag over the area and use a hot iron to melt it. Then it will stick onto the brown paper bag.
  13. Using an carpet tile in an entrence or a garage can really prevent a lot of dirt from making its way into the house.
  14. The red carpet was not introduced to the world through celebrity events. It was originally used for marking ceremonial and formal roots for leaders and politicians alike, and was first recorded in discussion during Agamemnon in 458 B.C. by Aeschylus.