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David Jackson | Flooring | August 01, 2019

At Village Carpet Shop we enjoy providing all kinds of flooring options to thousands of customers in our area. Since the 1970's, we have gained the confidence and trust of the Twin Lakes area customers with consistent quality and customer service. It is our priority that each customer who comes in the door is treated with the utmost respect and attention to detail. We take personal care of customers from selection and sale to finished professional installation. 

In addition to our years of experience, we have gathered lots of fun facts regarding flooring we thought you might enjoy! 

  1. A person can shed around 1.5 million flakes of skin every hour, most of which ends up on the floor or in the carpets.

  2. If un-vacuumed, carpet can gain several pounds of dirt throughout the year.

  3. The figure of speech phrase “to sweep under the carpet” was first noted in 1963.

  4. Sprinkling salt on the carpet is an effective way to get rid of mud prints. Keep it on for an hour and then vacuum it up.

  5. The vacuum was invented after the street sweeping machine.

  6. In the 20th century, vacuums required 3 people to use them and ran by the use of coal.

  7. In order to remove wax from a carpet, place a paper bag over the area and use a hot iron to melt it. Then it will stick onto the brown paper bag.

  8. The reference of the “red carpet” was first made in 458 B.C. by Aeschylus. It is still used today for mark formal walkways for leaders at important events.

  9. Club soda is still a great way to remove new stains on your carpet. Pour some on the soiled spot and then sponge it right up.

  10. A rug and carpet are basically the same thing. The differentiating factor is the size. A rug is any piece of carpet that is less than 40 square feet.

  11. In lieu of fact 10, the flying carpet from Aladdin is actually a rug.

  12. Homes with wood floors tend to sell faster and for a higher cost. So it tends to work out as a good investment for homeowners.

  13. Bathroom floors tend to be one of the most germ-filled places in any home.

  14. In the 1500s, people would use straw on their dirt floors in order to keep their footing. It would be similar to our use of carpet.

  15. Using an outdoor rug on the outside of your entrance can really prevent a lot of dirt from making its way into the house.

Out of these 15 short little facts, there was sure to be a few little nuggets that caught your attention and you learned something new about flooring. There are so many other resources out there to address your questions about the best flooring options for your home and budget, history of floors in ancient days, or how to get the best return on your investment when re-flooring your home. Whether you are looking to update existing floors or you need the best flooring options for your new home, we have a wide selection of carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, luxury vinyl tile, laminate, and more. We also specialize in commercial flooring installation. 

Family owned and operated, Village Carpet Shop is the premier provider of quality flooring and professional installation in the Mountain Home and Twin Lakes area. From flooring selection and sale to finished professional installation, the friendly and experienced staff at Village Carpet Shop will guide you every step of the way. Come by and see us, or give us a call today!

Village Carpet Shop
617 Highway 5 North
Mountain Home, Arkansas
(800) 951-6919
(870) 425-6919
Fax: (870) 424-4114
Hours: Mon - Fri 8AM - 5PM | Sat 9AM - 12PM
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