Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on May 6, 1965 · Page 17
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 17

Redlands, California
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Thursday, May 6, 1965
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Redlands Oaily Fads Thursday, May 6,1965-17 Use simple care schedule to prolong carpet life Want to make any room seem more comfortable and inviting? Choose a carpet with a rich color, such as this acrylic style with random-sheared texture - plush but practical, too. Rug shape, size should be right for your room What shape is your carpet in? We're not referring to the condition of wear—although that is always an important factor — but to size and outline. Carpeting basically can be| used in. three forms: Wa!!-to-' wall, room-size rugs and area rugs. You can "juggle" the space in your home by choosing the best form. Wall-to-wall carpet provides an unbroken area of color and te.\ture; it seems to push back walls and make rooms look larger. It is especially helpful in minimizing architectural jogs and in unifying areas that open into each other. Room-size rugs are at their best in rooms of fairly even size and shape, so that not many awkward corners and jogs will be left uncovered. Most people think of a room-size rug as measuring 9x12 feet, but there are many other proportions so that size can be chosen to fit a room properly. A good decorating rule Is that a rug should come to within 8 inches of the wall in a small room, 12 inches in a larger room. In some eases, a ru could cover the floor completely, giving the effect of wall-to-wall carpet. Area rugs are also available in a variety of sizes—in fact, many styles lo<iay are made in sizes ranging up to 12x15 feet, so that they are used as room- size rugs. They're also available in a variety of interesting shapes, including squares, ovals and rectangles. You can emphasize the lines of furniture by choosing a similar sliape in. a rug. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads Should you beat your carpets regularly on the backyard clothes line? Certainly—if you're still using kerosene lamps, cooking on a coal stove and driving a horse and buggy. Otherwise, take advantage of the ease and convenience that's offered with modern carpet maintenance. Homemakers today know that carpets and rugs are easy to care for and help reduce cleaning time in the home. It's not really an arduous chore to vacuum the carpet, and furthermore this cleaning procedure can be done at any convenient time. Even if interruptions are likely, carpet care can proceed, unlike a scrubbing or waxing job which must be completed once it's started. There are three simple steps to good carpet care: Regular vacuuming, quick spot and stain removal, and professional cleaning at intervals. The amount of vacuuming needed will vary with carpet use and atmospheric soil conditions ui the individual home. Find the schedule that's best for you and stick to it. Many homemakers find that it's best to vacuum thoroughly once a week and use the vacuum lightly for "pick-up" cleanings in between. A carpet sweeper is handy for quick removal of lint, dust or ashes. While some areas—such as the entranceway—might need more frequent cleaning, the once-a- vveek schedule is sufficient in most homes. At intervals, perhaps once a month, remember to pay attention to the corners o£ the room or the areas under furniture. I These unused portions of the floor are not subject to traffic soil, but should be vacuumed periodically to remove dust or atmospheric soil. The frequency of professional cleaning will also vary in individual homes and localities— perhaps once a year in homes subjected to city soot, every other year in areas with a cleaner atmosphere. It's wise to call a professional cleaner before carpets are too thoroughly soiled. Wall-to-wall carpets are generally cleaned "on , location." Rugs can be sent out for a plant cleaning. A reliable cleaner in your area can suggest the best method of cleaning for the carpets and rugs in your home. Simple household materials are best for removing spots and stains. A detergent-and-water solution works well on most food stains; a cleaning fluid, the same type used to remove spots from clothmg, is recommended for oily stains. When a spot or stain occurs, remove it as quickly as possible. Blot up any excess liquid, or scrape up any solid matter. Never pour any cleaning agent directly on the carpet, but use a clean white cloth or sponge moistened with detergent and water or cleaning fluid. Wipe the surface of the carpet, blot and dry as quickly as possible. Incidentally, if you find one area o£ your carpet looking much lighter after spot removal, it's possible that the entire carpet needs cleaning. Choose carpet or rug for exact use To get the most for your mon ey, choose a carpet or rug that is built for the use you will give it. Top quality In heavy-traffic areas, medium quality in medium-traffic areas, budget quality for limited use — those are key guides. How can you determine the type of traffic in your home? You don't actually have to count every footstep, but do estimate the amount of use in various rooms and the types of activities, Y'ou know, for example, that there's a great deal of difference in a family room used daily by children and adults and a living room reserved for more formal entertaining or used only on occasions. Consider "fixed" activities in your home, such as TV-watch- iag, meals, children's activities. These definitely affect the amount of wear your carpets will get A U thp selection of a favorite color family and consideration of the possi- SieT^ithin hot Vro P In this case, the preferred colorVily is gold, end it's tim, to find the right gold - light or dark^oljd^o^^°i°^^ Fabnc swatches help. Carpeting tha Earth During 19B4, American carpet and rug manufacturers produced approximately 245 million square yards of carpet. If made into a continuous roll 3 feet I wide, tliis would be enough to stretch around the earth about five and one-half times. For Your Home BARWICK MILLS World's largest makers of tufted carpets. PREVIEW The newest accomplishment. Never before possible to manufacture this design. See it now at Maxwell-Means Stores. A combination pile of Olefin & Nylon. Wear, cleanability and looks unequaled before by any other fiber. $9.95 sq. yd. BROOKWOOD The new "step-over" floral design of Herculon. 12 beautiful combinations. $7.95 sq. yd. ARISTOCRAT Hi-lo pile of 100% Herculon. Only 3 colors for this sale but we'll bet they are the ones you'll want . . . Malibu Beige, Vermouth Green and Inca Gold. $5.95 sq. yd. *Ask Mother Which She Would Prefer! remember U'l Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9th REDLAND5 100 Orange S.t Ph. 793-2389 YUCAIPA 35119 Yucoipa Blvd. j Ph. 797-1121 LutOCeUfft 6 Reasons Why YOU'LL ENJOY Carpei Made WUb ACRILAN' Carpet with pile of Acrilon® acrylic fiber is a lot like woo!. Only better. It wears longer. It's soft, v», worm, luxurious. It looks lovely t; new, keeps its new look longer, 'f- Check off these features and see why carpets made with Acrilan are your best buy: /. hceptmal Hesillence I lasiing Bkh, Clear Colors I Tiibsiands ffeavy Wear I Easy fo Mainfain >j 5. Won-4//ergen/c 6. Hofh and Mildew Proof Cabin Crafts "Proclamation" . . . beautiful high-low pile of Acrilan® Acrylic and Verel Modacrylic In 095 .oW colors as well as tweeds Square yard O SEE THE BEAUTIFUL NEW FASHION LEADERS IN ACRILAN^ CARPETS By Cabin Crafts "Winsted" . . • high- low loop textured pile of Acrilan® Acrylic and Verel Modacrylic in many, many exciting "1 A9f colors Squara yard \\J NELSON Cabin Crafts "Langley" . . . dense velvety plush pile of Acrilan® Acrylic and Verel Modacrylic with a fresh depth and clarity to its many colors. 11 95 Squara yard | 1 Cabin Crafts "Country Spice" . . . dense loop textured pile of Acrilan® Acrylic and Verel Mod­ acrylic, 4 color blends in U color themes. Squara yard 13 95 furnitur* carpet draperiBi decorotiv* lervic* HALES It's easy to shop at home when you are consider­ ing carpet. Coll 793-5665 and ona of our exper­ ienced decorators will bring samples to your home. 128 E. State St. Redlands OPEN MONDAY NIGHTS 111 9:00 793-5665 acrylic fiber CHMSriWsD MEMBER OF NATIONAL SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS

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