Monday, January 29, 2007

Carpet and Upholstery

Housekeeping Hints by Duraclean...137 ways to make housecleaning a b-r-e-e-z-e, copyright 1964.

During our house tour, the book was featured as one of my curious books. Today I thought I'd staring sharing bits and pieces. I'll post only those hints which are unknown to me.

It will be interesting to see how/if we've changed our housecleaning techniques.

Wear Saving Tips...
"When you buy stair carpet, get an extra foot in length and fold it under against the top risers. Before wear appears at edges of treads, shift carpet an inch or so downward."

"Remember that pile direction of carpet should be with or against the line of traffic - never across. Tests prove that you can extend the life of carpet 25-50% by heeding this precaution."

Cleaning Tips...
"Don't ever use ammonia on your rugs or furnishings - it can damage colors and fibers and often 'sets' stains."

How to Keep...
"When rugs and furnishings are new, or when they have just been cleaned, you can KEEP them that way longer with DURASHIELD, our amazing soil retardant. It is a sprayed-on invisible shield that fills the crevices in fibers to 'lock-out' dirt, keep furnishings from soiling quickly. Amazingly enough, you can't see it, feel it or smell it. Yet light reflectance tests show that Durashield has a significant effect in retarding soiling for up to a year and longer!"


Betty said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm a new blogger and am meeting so many new friends.
I enjoyed seeing your home and visiting with you.
Betty at Country-Charm

dot said...

Looks like a neat little book but I'm a person who hates carpet! I do have some tho.