my entry to my officeEclectic Entry, San Francisco
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Dirt, Oil and TarTracked-in gunk turns carpets into a dirty mess. Get them looking like new again with these methods.• Dirt and mud: Vacuum up any loose dirt, apply the detergent solvent and blot. Repeat until the carpet is cleaned.• Oil or grease: Blot the stain to remove any excess. Sprinkle a liberal amount of cornmeal on the stain; the cornmeal acts as an absorbent. Brush the area with a stiff-bristled brush (test first in an inconspicuous area to avoid any damage). Vacuum up the cornmeal, apply the detergent solvent and blot clean.• Tar: Blot the stain, removing any excess tar. Apply the detergent solvent and blot clean.Spot cleaning carpets isn't easy — it often takes multiple attempts and a lot of elbow grease. If the methods above fail you, you may need to contact a professional cleaner or rent a steam cleaner.Tell us: What methods do you use to battle carpet stains?
Even apartment buildings and offices can benefit from a welcoming scarlet door. Designer Tineke Triggs snapped this photo of the entrance to her Artistic Designs for Living office. The zebra-patterned carpeting gives the hall a sense of Hollywood glamour.