If you plan to install carpet on bare wooden steps, consider installing carpet tiles. Carpet tiles are an easy way to install carpeting without the hassle of cutting and stretching rolls, and the protect the wood under it. Carpet tiles have an adhesive on the back, and you don't need carpet padding. Follow these directions to install carpet tiles on steps.
Prepare to Install the Carpet Tiles
To install the carpet tiles, gather:
Your garage stores items that you don't want inside your home such as tools, gardening equipment, and boxes/totes of miscellaneous items, in addition to your cars. Garages aren't usually the cleanest of places, but for some, the garage is their sanctuary; a place not just for working on things or storing items, but for hanging out. These types of people probably have garage floors that you can almost eat off of, and simply having a concrete floor just won't do.
When you are a dog owner, it can be somewhat distressing to you when your dog reaches his or her senior years. While they may still have the spirit and attitude of a pup, their bodies have decidedly begun to deteriorate and they may not be able to get around as well as the used to. If you are wondering what you can do to make your house more comfortable and safe for them in their (hopefully) many senior years to come, get to know some of the ways that you can make your floors more senior-dog friendly.
Hardwood floors are always a smart investment. Homeowners love the inimitable style of hardwood, but also the fact that it is so easy to keep up. Hardwood floors are durable and they age gracefully. Some people constantly refinish the floors to keep a glowing finish, while others prefer to let their floor finish fade off. This gives the floor a more antique look. If you do want to refinish your hardwood floor, you will first need to sand off the existing stain.
Over time you might find that pet smells seem to be coming from your carpets, even after you vacuum. This can happen over time because the fibers of many carpets absorb odors. Luckily, there are things you can do to get these smells out of your carpets, or at least diminish them. Use the tips below to help you.
Get a Carpet Rake
Perhaps you've seen carpet rakes in home improvement stores; they look like brushes with long handles.