Published at Thursday, October 18th 2018, 03:33:29 AM by Robin Rapace. Area Rugs and Pads. For finding a rug pad that provides cushioned support, we need to look at thicker pad products that are available. There are thicker open mesh PVC products from China that provide some cushion support. But there is a limit to how thick these products can be due to the way they are made. The core material that is coated with the PVC is a polyester yarn that is knitted into a wide continuous roll. The roll is then fed into a big oven where it is dipped into the PVC material and allowed to cure in an oven. When PVC cures, it expands and has the texture of a sponge thus giving it good gripping properties. But the overall thickness of this pad is controlled by making the knitted material differently so that it can absorb more of the PVC when coated. So the polyester material is a limiting factor to how thick the PVC mesh can be. 1/8" is the approximate maximum thickness we found for this product. Another product that provides cushion support is the rubber backed felt rug pads that are approximately 1/4" thick. We also found felt pads that are approximately 1/2" thick with no rubber backing that provide exceptional cushion support properties. The felt pad types are made with recycled carpet yarns and are fed into a needlepunch machine that creates a specified thickness, 12' wide felt material which is very dense and durable.
Published at Sunday, November 11th 2018, 10:29:53 AM. Mirror By Quentin Bourque. A collection of small mirrors can add great interest to a wall. When using a group of mirrors, concentrate on choosing interesting frames in a variety of shapes and sizes. To create a cohesive grouping, you may want to consider using mirrors with the same or similarly colored frames. To arrange a group, hang the largest mirror first, and then add a smaller one of similar shape. Finish with yet another small mirror in a different shape. Space them all evenly on the wall.
Published at Sunday, November 11th 2018, 10:29:41 AM. Area Rugs and Pads By Robin Rapace. For finding pads that do not harm floors, in our experience with the pad industry, the domestically made rubber backed products to include the open mesh and felt products seem to perform best for not harming floors. The felt products without rubber backing are also functional for not harming floors.. The pads that seem to cause the most problems are the PVC products from China. For the most part, we feel, these products will not harm floors. But there have been circumstances we have heard about where they have been blamed for causing harm. In speaking with industry experts about coating PVC, we know that coating PVC is a very delicate process and must be controlled to the exact specifications each time. The curing oven must be set to the proper curing temperatures. The coating speed must be exact every time. The PVC coating compound must be made to the exact same specification each time. Any variance in controlling the coating specifications could cause the PVC coated pad to be too tacky or too dry. Being too tacky is the biggest issue with harming floors as it could stick to the flooring and then there is an issue with how to remove it without harming the floors.
Published at Friday, November 09th 2018, 05:25:24 AM. Fall Decor By Nathalie Bombelles. Swap out accessories. Like any great outfit, our rooms have accessories, too. Consider changing out a few for the season (not necessarily to fall-themed decor), with items you love, but might be storing away because don't have room to showcase year-round. Swap out accessories on your bookcases, coffee tables and sofa tables to create an instant new look. If you have a large art collection, consider changing out the main art in your rooms so you can enjoy your often-seen pieces.
Published at Friday, November 09th 2018, 05:24:08 AM. Home Accent By Robin Rapace. These tables are available in cool and vibrant colors and are made of not only wood materials but plastic, steel and glass. They also come in different and unique shapes. Unlike the typical round accent tables, it comes in square, cube and rectangular shapes. They are not only modern-looking but they give elegance to the home. Not only that some of these pieces are affordable enough and would not hurt your budget.
Published at Friday, November 09th 2018, 05:24:01 AM. Mirror By Fabien Dubos. Mirrors don't have to be unusual or impressively large to decorate your home either some mirrors are placed in the home for their utilitarian usage, but there is no reason why vanity mirrors, bathroom mirrors needn't be good looking and well designed to enhance the beauty of your home. When you are decorating with mirrors you can really create some exiting effects, why not think about using mirrors of different shapes and sizes on the same wall. When this effect is created using framed works of art it is called the military style and using mirrors instead of works of art is an excellent way to add light and depth to your room.
Published at Friday, November 09th 2018, 05:23:49 AM. Home Accent By Magali Courbis. Start with the most simple of home accents that are not too flashy and are likely to become more timeless than outdated. These can be simple color schemes, or they can be a single design constant like a pattern or a flow. It is not too difficult to find matching themes from various places, but it can be more cost effective to use one website or store for your designing needs.
Published at Friday, November 09th 2018, 05:23:41 AM. Pillows and Throws By Robin Rapace. The interior of your throw pillow is also important and should be well inspected. Most quality pillows are two separate pieces, the cover and the actual pillow. A removable cover is quite handy when it comes time to clean the pillow, and can be reused after years of wear have flattened the original interior pillow. Also note that good fill materials should flatten easily but not permanently. You can test this by giving a little punch to the center of the pillow, if the pillow does not budge then it is made of cheap synthetics that will stay flat forever once they do get a little wear. If the pillow takes a moment but eventually gets it's swagger back this is a good indicator that the pillow can be easily fluffed and will spring back to life over years of usage. Fill materials usually range from synthetic polyester to full on goose down and everything in-between. Down pillows are excellent, but if you are purchasing one be sure to inspect the insulation quality of the feathers. Feather tips sticking out of the pillow are a good indicator of expensive materials coupled with shady craftsmanship (not to mention getting poked).