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  1. How to Choose Carpet

    To buy the best carpet for your home, learn about different styles, materials and quality to ensure durability and comfort for your long-term satisfaction. Photo courtesy of Stainmaster

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  1. How to Lay Carpet Squares

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    Modular carpet , also known as carpet squares, is a DIY-friendly alternative to traditional wall - to - wall carpet . Even inexperienced homeowners can carpet a room in a day.

  2. Carpet Maintenance Tips: 3 Quick Carpet Fixes

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    Save a bundle by fixing common carpet and rug problems like burn spots, loose wall - to - wall carpet , and wet carpet using basic tools and know-how. This article walks you through the steps.

  3. Basement Carpeting : Installing Carpeting In a Finished Basement

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    Carpet makes a finished basement warm and inviting, but unless you use the right kind of carpet pad odor caused by moisture rising through the concrete can become a problem.

  4. How to Restretch a Carpet

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    Tired up lumpy, loose carpeting ? You can restretch your old carpeting in less than a day. In fact you can fit, trim and restretch a new carpet in a modest size room yourself. With a few special rented tools and the coaching in this article, you can do a great job even if it's your first try. The techniques we show also work to get rid of wrinkles. You won't save a lot by doing it yourself. But the big advantage is that you can get the room back in order on your schedule rather than idling on a carpet layer's backlogged customer list (or taking off work to keep the appointment).

  5. How to Dry Out Basement Carpeting

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    A wet carpet in a flooded basement may be salvageable, depending on the water source, but you have to work fast before mold starts growing. Here's what you need to know.

  6. Install New Car Carpet

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    Replace the old dirty carpeting in your car with new pre-formed carpeting . It'll only cost about $200 and take 3 to 4 hours to do a first-rate job.

  7. How to Reduce Static Electricity in the House

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    Static electricity can be a real problem in winter, especially in houses with carpets and radiator heat. There are several simple ways to reduce this annoying problem.

  8. Carpet Cleaning Tips for Long Lasting Carpet

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    Properly cleaned and maintained carpet will last twice as long. Learn the effective strategies for keeping your carpet looking new and fresh for years.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Install Carpet - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Replace or install carpet to make a room appear brand-new. Even better, you can save money by doing the job yourself.

  2. Bob Vila Radio: Recycling Carpet

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    FromBobVila.com

    Did you know that wall - to - wall carpet from just one standard 12 x 15 ft room takes 8 gallons of oil and 900,000 BTUs ...

  3. How to Smooth Carpet Wrinkles - Bob Vila Radio - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Carpet wrinkles don't just look bad, they can be a tripping hazard. They 'll also wear out first, so they'll really never go away unless you fix them.

  4. Carpeting - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    How to choose the best carpeting for your home.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Get Out Grease Stains from Carpets

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    Get out grease stains from carpet easily and completely with the cleaning tips in this video.

  2. How to Install Eco Friendly Carpet Tiles

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    In this episode of Simply Green, Danny Seo shows you how to install green carpet tiles.

  3. How to Remove Wax from Carpet

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    In this video you will see a demonstration of how to remove wax from carpet .

  4. How to Clean your Carpet

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to care for and clean your carpet and protect it from spills.

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Blog Posts

  1. Mohawk Flooring That's Good for the Earth and Your Pets

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    We've always had dogs and know that dirty rugs and carpets come with the territory. But there is relief from Mohawk Flooring which is introducing a new line of eco-friendly flooring that is also extremely stain-resistant which makes it great for families and homeowners with pets. Mohawk shared some ...

  2. Eco-Friendly Options for Floor Covering

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    FromPosts tagged: flooring

    Carefully choosing your floor coverings can help prevent another heap of discarded carpet from joining the approximately 5 billion pounds of used carpeting that are disposed of in landfills each year, according to the Green Seal Choose Green Report . Choosing the right floor covering might save you ...

  3. How To: Make a DIY Circular Rug from Carpet Tiles!

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    FromPosts tagged: flooring

    Carpet tiles have been around for a while now, but there's always been one limitation: they're square!  If you love the idea of utilizing this flexible floor covering in your home but want a playful dot instead of the standard square, you're in luck.  Check out how to make your own circular carpet ...

  4. Intricate Rug Created from Foam Carpet Padding

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    FromPosts tagged: flooring

    Beautiful, handmade, and very tongue-in-cheek.    Designed by Carolyn Salas , there aren't too many details at This Is Love Forever , but enough to wet your awe whistle. Via.

  5. FLOR Makes the Perfect Kid Play Surface

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    FLOR is an easy to install and clean floor surface that also comes in fun colors

  6. How We Built Our Pallet Playhouse

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    A few clean pallets and scrap lumber was all we needed to build an open floor plan playhouse

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