Carpet care is doubly important during the wet Cape winter.
Dubbed the Carpet of Wonder, the carpet in the prayer hall of Oman’s Grand Sultan Qaboos Mosque spans an incredible 4,343 square metres.
It may well be cheaper to hire a carpet-cleaning machine than bringing in professionals.
Recently, celebrity magazines and news channels flashed images of stars arriving on the infamous red carpet to attend the annual Oscars.
“I can open your eyes / Take you wonder by wonder / Over, sideways and under / On a magic carpet ride…”
Have you ever wondered what a multi-million-dollar carpet looks like?
You may think that the world’s most beautiful carpets are those made from the finest silks, in rich, lustrous colours. Normally we’d agree, but there’s one exception.
Even if your standards of domestic cleanliness are high, there’s a good chance that if you have carpets, they’re a hotbed for all kinds of microscopic insects and germs.
Wool carpets provide a soft feel, pleasing look and depth of colour that can’t truly be replicated by synthetic fibres.
Silk carpets and rugs have a natural shimmer and smooth, soft texture that can’t be beaten by other materials. Composed largely of a protein called fibroin, silk is also surprisingly strong.