How to Cut a Rug and Carpet Pad

Rug and carpet pads sometimes arrive larger than your rug and require trimming. This could be done a few ways depending on the type of pad you have. For thinner, non slip pads, usually a pair of household scissors works. If your rug pad is a thicker, more dense one, then a carpet knife or…

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Japanese Housing Conditions

In Japan, land price is expensive and housing conditions regarding its rent and size are not good compared to other countries. Accommodation is a very serious problem even for the Japanese particularly in urban areas, which lack spacious and low cost housing. 1. Japanese rental housing In Japan there is both public housing and private…

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Gelish V Shellac Gel Nail Polish

Gelish vs Shellac So you’ve probably heard all about Shellac, so what about Gelish? Gelish is also a gel-polish made by Hand and Nail Harmony. Both Shellac and Gelish are applied like polish from polish bottles and are cured under a UV Lamp. Neither requires filing the nails surface before application and both are removed…

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Art Mosaic Artists

We’re all familiar with the mosaic tile that decorates our bathrooms and kitchens. You’ll find mosaic art in the design of pools, too. Aside from these familiar spaces, there are many other unconventional uses and art forms that incorporate mosaic artistry. For instance, in Barcelona, architect Antonio Gaudi used mosaic tiles to articulate the undulating…

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Crumbling Walls

Crumbling walls and sandy mortar is usually caused two ways. In the old clay tile blocks of the old homes built before about 1930, a lime based putty mortar was used. Today, Portland cement, which has a stronger binding agent, is used. In the old lime based mortar water or acid leaches the lime out…

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Blazing Red Rugs

Feng Shui enthusiasts would always tell you how red is the color of prosperity, and that red could instantly bring luck into any room. Surely, even without checking the auras and the ch’i, and even without repeating mantras, it is obvious for any room designer how red could really turn your room from boring little…

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How to Identify an Amber Gemstone

It is very difficult to recognize an original amber gemstone. This happens because the market is filled with several imitations of amber which confuse the buyers. One of its numerous imitations is called ‘Amberdan’. It has properties fairly near to natural gem. The way to test the originality is when the stone is heated and…

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Berber Rugs – Striking Rugs For Your Home

There are many different tribes in the region, and each has its own distinctive style for creating rugs. Despite the differences, all Berber rugs are constructed of wool and made by hand. Some of the tribes are known for intricate designs and brightly colored rugs, while other tribes create a more crude, neutral style. Genuine…

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How to Get Super Glue Off a Car

Many cars now come with the option to have super protective coatings applied, often called clear coats and “bras”. These are a great help in keeping such things as acidic bird droppings and rock chips from damaging your car’s exterior paint job. But when someone spills Super Glue on it, that’s a much stickier situation.…

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Architecture – A Brief Overview

Architecture can be considered a science or an art, depending on your way of thinking. Designing and planning a house, a building or even a whole town is a serious business and architects have to study for many years to become properly qualified. Different styles of architecture are reflected throughout the history of the entire…

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