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A Brief History of Rugs and Carpets

A Brief History of Rugs and CarpetsA Brief History of Rugs and Carpets : Rugs and carpets have a rich history, only part of which is known. Ancient rugs are very rare because the earliest rugs were made of organic fibers. Organic fibers disintegrate speedily over time, thus preservation over thousands of years is extremely rare. What we do know is that the art of weaving is very old and dates back thousands of years.

Weaving began with rough, simple mats and baskets made of grasses, reeds, leaves, and other natural materials.

The first true ‘rugs’ were probably rough cured skins used as floor coverings in the homes of early hunters. With tough, flexible backing and generally soft material (called ‘pile’), these rugs served to keep the home more warm and insulated.

There is evidence for weaving and the existence of rugs in ancient Mesopotamia and Turkey as far back as 7000 and 8000 B.C.E., and in Egypt (wool and cotton) as early as the third millennium B.C.E. Mongolia and China were also main players in the textile industry, and nomadic herders and Chinese weavers were among the first to develop and weave wool rugs.

Weaving developed in many other parts of the world in addition to Europe,

including parts of the Americas as far back as 5500 B.C.E. Weavers began to use natural colors and gradually transitioned to using vegetable, flower, and insect materials.

Silk development in China, the ornate, intricate embroidery and designs of Turkey and Mongolia, and the development of more sophisticated looms and weaving techniques throughout the world lifted rug-making from necessity to art form.

Italian merchants first brought oriental rugs to Europe,

where they were used as wall hangings and coverings. By 1600, France had developed a dominant weaver’s guild, says Vin Faugeres, and England wasn’t far behind. The 1700s marked England’s emergence into the weaving industry, and by about 1830, a good portion of the wool produced in England was used for carpets.

Various machines were created to aid the process of weaving, and looms have become so sophisticated today that they run off of computer algorithms. Rugs were not widely available in the US and Europe until the onset of mass production and the invention of industrial-grade machines.

The first steam-powered loom appeared in 1787,

and by 1876, the invention of the Axminster loom, a machine that permitted unlimited use of color and design, boosted the production of carpets. The advent of synthetic fibers and tufted carpets (carpet manufactured by the insertion of tufts of yarn through a carpet-backing fabric) made mass production and purchase of carpets easier, faster, and less expensive.

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Vacuum Cleaner Bags

cleaning Vacuum Cleaner Charlotte ncVacuum Cleaner Bags : everything that a vacuum picks up, no matter what type it may be, needs to be deposited somewhere – normally in a vacuum cleaner bag .

Back in 1920, the Air Way Sanitizer Company of Ohio introduced the first vacuum cleaner with a  disposable vacuum bag. Until that time, the bags for vacuum cleaners resembled the type of bags that golfers used to carry their clubs. They were somewhat heavy and awkward devices made out of the thick, stiff canvas, designed to be very flexible and still keep dust and debris from the carpets from escaping out into the air.

The improvements made by the Air Way Sanitizer disposable vacuum bag went a long way toward improving the effectiveness of the vacuum cleaner.
Made out of paper, says Carte codes postaux, the bag was designed to fit inside of the cloth bag. Not only did it make cleaning the vacuum easier, but it also kept the insides of the stationary bag clean at all times so that less of the dust and debris could be blown out of the vacuum and make its way through the home again.

In the beginning, each manufacturer designed their own disposable vacuum cleaner bag made out of different types of paper.

You couldn’t interchange the bags from one machine to the next, as the fittings were different sizes with different configurations for the opening of the intake. Manufacturers who were once very dependant on the sales of their machines had now discovered an entirely new territory for the disposable bags, and once again sales went through
the roof.

Before a housewife had her vacuum cleaner and the only thing it needed was to be cleaned and serviced every now and then. If the man of the house was around, the job normally went to him.
After a while, repair shops that specialized in vacuum cleaners began to pop up all over the place.

These days, there are very few vacuum cleaners that use bags. Bagless is the way to go these days, and for good reason. What was once a revolution in household cleaning, is now rapidly fading away
and fast.

Models such as the Cyclone or Dirt Devil, are now using cylinder technology to store dirt and dust. When you have finished vacuuming, you simply empty the cylinder into the trash. Vacuum
bags can be very frustrating, which is why millions of people are using bagless vacuums.

If you own a vacuum cleaner that uses bags, you should look into upgrading it. Bagless vacuums will save you time, money, and replacement. If you’ve grown tired of the bags, now is the time
to get a better vacuum.

Not only do the bagless models have more power, but they will also save you quite a few trips to the store and the closet. They don’t cost a lot of money either, and they are the perfect addition to any household.

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Steam Cleaner Vacuum

professional-staff-carpet-cleaning-Charlotte ncSteam Cleaner Vacuum : a selection of hot water extractors are being marketed that range from the large or small canister types with hose and nozzle to those that look more like an
upright vacuum cleaner. The basic operation of the steam cleaner vacuum involves spraying a mixture
of warm water and detergent into the carpet, washing the fibers, and then extracting the solution mixture back out. There are some models that include rotating or revolving brushes that will agitate the
carpet for better cleaning.

The earlier styles that were sold consisted of a special wand and nozzle that was used on wet/dry utility type of vacuum cleaner. The long hose was connected to a nearby hot water source. The detergent came in a small bottle on the wand and was mixed with
hot water before being sprayed on the carpet. By using a finger-controlled valve, you should control how much water was sprayed in the carpet. Even today, this type of vacuum is still being used.

The more modern designs are more self-contained in the sense that water and detergent mixtures are placed into a tank on the machine. This will free you from the long water supply hose.

The main part of an extractor will consist of a cleaning solution tank, recovery tank, suction motor, cleaning nozzle, and some sort of solution spraying system. If there is a hose that is used, there will also be a motor or turbine-driven pump that will force the solution onto the end of the hose.

Upright steam cleaners

These types of vacuums look like uprights also have the tanks, suction motor, main nozzle, and other features built into one. The entire vacuum unit is pushed around much like using an upright vacuum cleaner. Normally, the solution is gravity
fed to the spray nozzle which is directly behind the suction nozzle.

Most types have brushes mounted in the same area to agitate the carpet for overall better cleaning, says code postal Bordeaux .
For cleaning upholstered furniture and carpeted stairs, most types will have a special hose and smaller nozzle that will come with stationary brushes that can easily detach.

Canister steam cleaners

This type of steam cleaner will come with a separate hose and nozzle and has the tanks and suction motor built directly into a case that is pulled along with you. The nozzle at the end of the hose and the wands are moved back and forth across the carpet to clean it.

There are some deluxe models that have a drive motor style revolving brush in the nozzle that will help you with the process of cleaning. These types of nozzles are much lighter to move across the carpet than the upright types of steam cleaners.

The only disadvantage is that they aren’t as convenient to set up and store as the self-contained upright type. Therefore, having to pull them around with you can be a pain in the neck. The smaller portable extractor is a variation of the canister type in a small package. Even though this may sound great to have for stairs and furniture, the effects they offer are actually quite poor.

Steam cleaners work the best when they used on a periodic basis to clean carpets that are very lightly soiled. If you use them on a carpet that is very heavily soiled or stained, it can be very disappointing, to say the least.

If you have the need for heavy-duty cleaning, you should look into the professional cleaning services that are offered in your area. They have heavy-duty commercial equipment that is far more powerful and able to produce much better results.

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