How To Install Carpet On Stairs

There are basically two methods of installing carpet on stairs. One is the waterfall method where one piece of carpet covers each riser and tread. The other is the cap and band installation. In this case the cap is a piece of carpet installed over the treads and the band is the piece that will…

Moth Prevention And Treatment For Persian Rugs

Moths and their larvae coupled with dampness is the biggest enemy of wool rugs and carpets. Contrary to common belief the moth itself does not feed from wool fabrics, however, female moths do lay their eggs which hatch into harmful larvae that can cannibalize your rug. This larvae feeds off the wool over an extended…

Problems With Olefin Carpet

If you are looking for a new carpet for your home then you have probably run across Olefin carpeting also known as Polypropylene carpet. It is a very popular material for carpet mainly because of the low price. If you are considering this as your next carpet you should read this short article which might…

Henna Tattoos – How to Get a Henna Tattoo

Henna, also known as mehndi, tattoos are fun, temporary and painless. Since their introduction into mainstream American culture in the late 1990s by Madonna and Gwen Stefani, henna tattoos have grown in popularity. There are henna kiosks in malls in San Diego, CA and independent henna artists in places as remote as Stanley, ID. It…

Adhesive Tape

An adhesive, or glue, is a mixture in a liquid or semi-liquid state that adheres or bonds items together. Adhesives may come from either natural or synthetic sources. The types of materials that can be bonded are vast but they are especially useful for bonding thin materials. Adhesive tapeis one of many varieties of backing…

What is Cyanoacrylate Adhesive (Glue)?

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive is also called Cyanoacrylate Glue, or even more popular, Super Glue. This adhesive is a simple polar linear molecule that polymerizes rapidly upon exposed to moisture, which is why it is called Super Glue. For many people, this adhesive seems to be the most convenient glue available when doing various bonding jobs. Actually…

What’s a 3/2 Compressed Air Valve?

Recently, I published an article on this site titled: What’s a 2/2 compressed air valve? Here, in the next installment in this series, is information on a slightly more complex air valve; the 3/2 style. The first number in the 3/2 air valve, the three, refers to the number of “working” air ports that are…

Apartment 101 – A Guide to Apartment Shopping

“When looking for the perfect apartment, there are several things you will want to keep in mind. The main factors to consider when apartment hunting include: o The cost of the apartment o Your freedom to decorate the apartment o The terms of the apartment lease o The neighborhood in which the apartment is located…

Snowboarding, Helmets, and Concussions

Snowboarding is an exhilarating winter sport that more and more young people are gravitating to each year. While exciting, however, it can also be a dangerous sport if necessary precautions are not taken. This is especially true for beginners who have not yet learned the basics of snowboarding. The most common snowboarding injuries tend to…

Cold Casting With Resins

Cold Casting with Metal and Resins The traditional bronze cast sculpture is expensive. The British firm of Alex Tiranti in 1959 developed a cold casting process to achieve the same looking result as a furnace produced article, at a fraction of the cost. The process consisted of coating the inside of a rubber mould with…

How to Rosin Your Violin Bow

Rosin is the reason that we are able to produce sound on the violin, creating friction that allows the bow to grip the strings. Without rosin, the bow will glide over the stings as if sliding on ice. This article provides a guide for how to apply rosin depending on whether the bow isn’t gripping…

Propane Fireplaces – The Pros and Cons

Because of the emergence of propane fireplaces in the market, the wood fireplace industry has been getting bumps. The new heating device owners can testify to the effectiveness of propane. But lots of people remain uncertain on how you can compare fireplaces to the trusted wood fireplace. Uncertain are those fireplace owners, who still believe…