DIY Car Carpet?

Hey, I have a 2000 Toyota Echo with holes in the carpet I've done a fair amount of searching, but I can't find an aftermarket manufacturer that sells pre-molded carpets for this car. Has anyone experience in replacing their car carpet with a custom carpet? How do you compensate for the lack of molding? Thanks, kd.

Topic by killerdark 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Joining carpet pieces

I'm looking for ideas on how carpet pieces might be joined together into a whole (e.g. rugs made from carpet samples). The gaffer tape solution which is posted all over the web in tutorials isn't strong, only lasts a few months and doesn't work well with small carpet pieces.  I've successfully sewn carpet piece in the past with fishing line (so the stitches are strong and invisible) however this technique only works well with larger pieces due to the time it takes and amount of work.  Has anyone here tried any other techniques and been successful with both large and small carpet pieces?  My other idea was to use wood glue to glue the pieces to a hessian sheet.  I haven't tested this but the hessian base on most carpet pieces should merge well with the hessian sheet. thoughts or ideas appreciated.

Topic by garrettlynch 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Sub vs Carpet

So i have these, and I just thought, that since the sub's driver (is that the right term?) is on the bottom, facing the ground, and I have carpet...does the carpet impair the sub? ...Since carpet absorbs sound...Just a thought. Should I put it on top of a piece of plexi glass or something?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

illuminated prayer carpet?

hi everybody i have a project to build a prototype so i need help if somebody could help me i could pay for this help cause i wanna produce it so my need is a illuminated prayer carpet based on  electroluminescent phosphor printing technology. the objectif it s to build a carpet who illuminated when its the right direction could somebody help please thanks

Topic by hkahil 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Remove Juice Stain, Carpet

Something Red. Still fresh.  I have damp towels on it now. I have a shop vac. Ive read about mixing peroxide with soap. What soap, specifically? Other tips?

Topic by Toga_Dan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

how to get candle wax out of carpet ?

Question by guystock 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I have a very small budget and area rugs are proving to be expensive any ideas on where to get one or how to make one?

I have a dining room and living room that have brown carpet, im looking to cover them up with two area rugs,

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to I trim a store-bought rug to create a unique shape?

I would like to buy a regular rectangular area rug and round off one of the corners (can't buy this shape). Is there a good way to do this?

Question by 9 years ago

Springling salt on carpet for fleas?

I have a 2yr old toddler and am wondering if it is safe for him to play after i sprinkle the salt on the carpets? I was thinking about doing it after he goes to bed but if you have to leave it for a couple days then i guess it wouldn't matter when i put it down.

Question by andrewgraceysmommie 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How can I easily patch a hole in a carpet? Answered

I accidentally melted a hole in my carpet when a lamp fell over. The carpet store said they could fix it for a huge pile of money. I don't know how they were planning on fixing it. If I knew the "right" way of doing it, I could probably do it myself. Any ideas?

Question by shoehornteeth 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What's the best way to clean an entire olefin area rug?

I have an 8 by 5 olefin area rug that needs a thorough cleaning.  It has gotten a fare bit of grime in it but i don't think any stains would be permanent.  The finished product need not be perfect.  The solution need be simple enough to warrant the hassle!

Question by nickandyson 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Ok, certainly someone can tell me what THIS bug is? Answered

 I was wiring up some stuff behind my door, and found yet ANOTHER bug. Now I know I asked before and no one could really tell me what it was, but this is a completely different bug than the first one, and yet I have no idea what it is. I have one REALLY clear picture here, surely someone can tell me?!?

Question by Punkguyta 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how to repair cigarette burns in carpet?

I burnt my carpet and need instruction as to how to repair it.

Question by wtarin1 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Can I dye a Chinese wool area rug?

I have about a 5x8 Wool area rug that is light seafoam green & I would like to dye it in shades of reds. Is this possible....too big a jog....or just plain 'won't work? Anyone given it a try??

Question by jogirl 9 years ago

how to clean up oil from a carpet? ? Answered

I recently was cleaning up my room and i spilled a container of mineral oil on my carpet, is there a way to get it up without replacing the carpet? 

Question by Jimmy Proton 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to get candle wax out of the carpet?

I knocked a burning candle off a side board and the wax has made a mess of our new carpet.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

FUNCTIONAL MAGIC CARPET COSTUME BUILD-need ideas on how to make carpet sway!!

Hi everyone, It's my first time posting to this forum, so I hope I'm posting in the right section. Please go easy on me: ) I'm looking to make a genie costume similar to ModMischief's awesome construction. That is her costume pictured below. I have not made the carpet section yet, so it can be altered to fit any plans for what I am trying to accomplish. I would like the flying carpet to be a little different though. I am trying to create a simple mechanism that will give the carpet some movement. I want it to mimic the up/down wave motion as if the carpet is actually flying mid air. Can anyone suggest something that would get me going in the right direction for ideas? I will have a 2nd person with me that could assist me once the costume is on, if there is some kind of crank mechanism that would work. Any ideas are appreciated!

Topic by Nofearonlyluv 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

What can I use to slide sat down on carpet

.I want to row with resistance bands on carpet. I rather not use carpet slides or glides

Topic by LAPIII 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How do I get this mold out of my carpet? Answered

I was cleaning out my room when I lifted up an old shirt and saw an exploded old dryed up juice box. I finished cleaning and saw the stain was yellow and kind of green and it has dark spots on it (guessing mold). My dad wants to sell the house and get a new one because we are running low on money at the moment so I couldn't tell him and get a carpet cleaner guy in here. Anyway I looked online and it said to spray vinegar diluted in water so I did that but I don't think anything happened, so is there any home remedy or easy way I can clean this? Thanks. 

Question by CasuallyCreepy 5 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Can indooor-outdoor carpet be used as underlay for wood or engineered flooring?

Can I successfully lay flooring —wood or "floating" floor— over already-installed indoor-outdoor carpet? The carpet has virtually no- pile, and I thought it would be a good insulator in lieu of underlay.  If this is a terrible idea...please don't mince words...I can take it! (I'm just working on "no-budget-reno" and the carpet looks as good or better than any underlay I've seen— plus it's already installed! : ) Thanks for any advice anyone may have.

Question by Lucyfurr 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

best way to clean carpet? bakingsoda for smell and ...vacuum?

Question by iamable2 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Scanimation help

I am a carpet manufacturer based out of Agra (India) and I have been quite captivated by the magic of scanimation. I have now been thinking of making a series of carpets in scanimated designs and using a coffee table with black printed stripes in lieu of bar mask. (This idea is not mine, please see … I have no intention of copying it , but taking inspiration from him I wish to take this to a whole new level) I want to know, if this is possible in only black/white or can we use more colors as well. For example, maybe I can have 5-6 turtles with their legs in black , the background white and the turtle’s body in color. Will then I get the effect of movement ? Could someone help me in preparing some designs ? 

Topic by 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Is there a reason drummers set up their kits on a space rug? Answered

It's simply that. I always see drum kits set up on a small rug that they take with them. Why?

Question by PyroMaster007 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How do you get dry paint out of berber carpet?

Question by qwertyuiop5433 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

What's a good wall color for a room with dark green carpet?

Currently the walls and ceilings are white, and the carpet as stated is dark green. It feels very cold in that room. It is northeast facing. Photo is of shoes on the carpet in this room.

Question by Pompom 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to get old carpet glue off cerramic tile without causing harsh vapors?

How to get old carpet glue off cerramic tile without causing harsh vapors? 

Question by wade57 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Extra clean water tank for carpet shampooer

I would like to know how to put an extra water tank on this Hoover Powerdash Pet carpet shampooer. The one it's got is too small and has to be emptied constantly. Is there a way to do this without damaging the machine?

Topic by Robert1234567 2 months ago  |  last reply 2 months ago

how do you kill fleas in my carpet?

I have a dog and hes bring fleas into the house

Question by vela818 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do I make this leather belt floor mat?

Below is a link to an example of an expensive floor mat made from recycled leather belts. I want to know is how do you think they are attached? Is there another mat underneath that they are glued to? What type of backing is involved? What type of adhesive would be durable enough for this type of application? What is the best way to cut the leather to make a precise edge? Should the leather be treated to make it last longer? There must be an inexpensive solution. Please help me out. Thanks.

Question by littleaugst 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How may I make a widemouth carpet-bag style bag?

I'm not really sure of what they are called, but I would make to make a bag much like this one here. Just basically the opening clasp style. Any ideas? 

Question by Warlrosity 7 years ago

How may I make a widemouth carpet-bag style bag? Answered

I'm not really sure of what they are called, but I would make to make a bag much like this one here. Just basically the opening clasp style. Any ideas? 

Question by Warlrosity 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

How do you make your own shag carpet?

More importanly, why did the 70's kick ass? Tips on technique, styles, and materials? I have about 3-4 skiens of camoflauge yarn, I dont know if that will help?

Question by PKTraceur 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

My Art work....Indian Rangoli.. color Carpet

Hi rangoli is indian folk art.. and it is used for decorative purpose, it is made by hand and rangoli is driven at all festivals and events and weddings in india,,, I love to draw it... Here by i posting some rangoli phots  hope you like it.. Waiting for your artistic reply.. Suhas

Topic by suhasmane 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Roomba and Central Vac

I really don't like cleaning my house but I don't want to live in a garbage house.  I'd like to have a floor cleaning system.  For carpeted areas, I envision the that the system would use a Roomba and dock to a central vac system so that I wouldn't have to empty the Roomba.  For the non-carpeted areas, I'd like to use a Scooba that connects to water and sewer.  What are your thoughts?

Topic by sundet 7 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

smoke smell removal from oriental wool fire.

How to remove smoke damage smell from oriental carpets. small house fire left residue, ash and smell throughout house. now I am on clean up, but can not find place that will clean theses type carpets with in 100 miles, (I live in the country), sure I can send to some rug company that does just rugs, but these are pure wool and expensive, do not want to take that chance. sorry, not knocking rug cleaner industries, they have done the deep clean steam on the wall to wall carpets, came out fine, but steam is not used on these rugs. well, any suggestions...thanks.

Question by 1rosebud1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

multi purpose cleaner formulated?

Hello my friends i need some formulation and combination of :carpet remover,multi purppose cleaner,lcd cleaner and new cleaners formulation.thnk

Question by anoosh khan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how do you get rid of fleas?

I have a bad flea infestation. I need to get rid of the fleas from my carpets and dogs. Fleas and their eggs.

Question by dsmom101 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Using quickrete to sound proof walls?

After reading online I thought about an easy cheap alternative to lessen the noise in my garage studio room from escaping to the outside world.  After the new construction the smaller space seems to echo much more than before, thus the need for more soundproofing/deadening.  I though about building forms with plywood backing and filling them with readymix quickrete with wire mesh on top.  After fastening the frames onto the brakets I have that will be firmly fastened to the wall in staggered pattern drywall and carpet padding will be applied on top of the plywood side of the form that would be facing toward the middle of the room thus creating a second relatively thick layer of sound deadening with roughly 1 1/2 inched of dead air space trapped between the outer and inner layer walls.  Has anyone ever tried this?   Thoughts, comments, suggestions welcome.  To clarify:  From outside to inside I would have:  Siding - Standard Wrap and OSB - Stud- Moisture Barrier- Insulation - 5/8 Drywall - 1 1/2 inches of dead air space - Wire mesh side of concrete forms 1 in thick - concrete- plywood backing side of form - carpet padding - drywall - carpet   Thanks.  John

Question by jbutzu 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how can i solve the marking problem with my beloved cat?&what's the way 2get rid of the urine odor n my carpets?plz

My cat marks on my carpets and it smells bad & i have to spend more time cleaning, yet the problem remains with him marking , need to find a way to make him stop marking , i love my cat the most and i am willing to do any thing to solve this problem but i am not willing to risk him by surgery. i also need to know if i can use any home made cleaning materials to solve the odor problem .

Question by Niha-B 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I secure a fire safe in an apartment?

I have a small fire-rated safe that I would like to bolt down in my upstairs apartment.  I can't drill holes through the sides of it and put screws into the wall studs.  There's a single heavy bolt hole in the safe's bottom.  Does anyone have any (real) suggestions on how I might secure it to the floor?  Is there likely to be space between my floor and the ceiling below me that I can slip a brace into? EDIT: I lifted up the edge of the carpet, and it looks like the floor under the carpet padding is concrete.

Question by El Mano 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

RV remodeling..

I need to replace a ceiling and wall in an rv.  I do not want to use same material that is in  it.  I need it to be inexpensive.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  Also, any idea for the flooring?  I am in a beach area so no carpet.  I want it to be unique.

Question by sandy-g 7 years ago  |  last reply 10 months ago

Is galvanized steel dangerous to be making rings with?

I am making chainmail in my room and my dad thinks we'll get zinc dust in our carpet and possibly get sick from me bending the wire.

Question by pindalanderz 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Random Question

 Can you guys take a quick look at the instructions for my Intervention, M4, and F2000 and tell me which you like best?  They each have a different background, and I want to know which you guys prefer.  The Intervention is on hardwood, the M4 is on carpet, and the F2000 is on a rug.   Thanks

Topic by MotaBoi 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Green cleaning products

Found a few easy recipes for making green cleaning products... Anyone have more suggestions? "Americans spend millions of dollars a year on cleaning supplies. This spring, make your own cleaning agents with these recipes from EarthShare and EarthWays, two nonprofit environmental organizations. The recipes are friendly to the environment and to your bank account." Air fresheners: Simmer a small amount of cinnamon, orange peel, and cloves on the stove to give off a pleasant fragrance in your home. Glass cleaner: Mix 2 tablespoons of borax or washing soda with three cups of water for sparkling windows and mirrors. Carpet freshener: Sprinkle dry cornstarch or baking soda on your carpet and vacuum. Furniture polish: Combine 1/2 cup lemon juice to 1 cup vegetable oil, olive oil, or mayonnaise. Apply to rag. Source: ManageMyHome

Topic by DinaC 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Does anyone know where I can get cardboard tube that is 6"-8" diameter?

I've tried carpet stores, but they're only about 4", so not big enough.  It's for something like this

Question by davidspd 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Help..."raising the floor"

Ok so i want to raise the ground level in my room by about 4 feet. so making a box that can hold proubly 200+ pounds and has carpet attached to it just like the floor. also it needs a way to rerout a air vent. feel free to ask questions about anything and thanks for any help

Topic by yuckzee 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Steam Cleaner

Dont you just love them ! My dad bought me a high Sleeper bed and as it was smaller than ,y past ikea bed Used the matress that came with it which was second hand . My whole bedroom is now infested with bed bugs thank god i have a industrial carpet cleaner and a steam cleaner

Topic by stephenniall 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Help..."Raising the Floor"

Ok so i want to raise the ground level in my room by about 4 feet. so making a box that can hold proubly 200+ pounds and has carpet attached to it just like the floor. also it needs a way to rerout a air vent. feel free to ask questions about anything and thanks for any help

Topic by yuckzee 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Backward Typing!

I just published a topic on cleaning juice stains from carpet. (home section) When I first started writing the topic, my 1st sentence came out ".der gnihtemoS" At first, I said 'what the??!!"  but then I realized that it was PRECISELY backwards of what I had written. "Something red." After deleting the glitch sentence, it went normally. Curious.

Topic by Toga_Dan 3 years ago

Smells in the Basement

I have multiple smell problems in my basement.  A bit of information to assist: The floor is a concrete slab The outer walls are made of cinder block About 80 percent of the outer walls are under ground (on the outside of the house) There are two rooms in the basement, a laundry room and a finished room (currently used as a bedroom) It is bare cinder block wall on the exterior wall in my laundry room It is drywall over wood frame wall against the cinder block (with fiberglass insulation) in the finished room The laundry room has some bare concrete and some vinyl stick on tiles as a floor The finished room has concrete slab (unpainted and untreated)  covered with carpet padding and then carpet The carpet in the finished room is about four years old I have had the entire basement tested for mold. mildew, etc. with the results showing none. I am not sure when the house was built. Our house is near Annapolis, Maryland The two smell issues are as follows: The laundry room always has a pretty strong musty smell.  In the winter when it is cold, the smell is not as strong.  As the weather warms up the smell gets stronger and stronger.  I have read that the warm weather draws moisture into the basement threw the walls creating the smell and that a dehumidifier will eliminate.  Dehumidifier removes a lot of water daily and may help a bit with the smell but does not get rid of it. The finished room has an odor problem that does not seem to be in the entire room but is certainly present in one corner of the room where the two exterior walls meet.  The smell is not really strong on the walls but pretty strong in a 4X4 section of the floor in the corner.  My wife smells it all of the time, I can smell it when I put my nose top the carpet.  My wife ha a nightstand near that corner and can smell the odor in cloths that she keeps in the nightstand.  This section is in the right corner of the room.  In the left corner of the room, we have a 4X8 walk-in closet.  She smell the odors from both rooms in the walk-in closet and also smells it in her clothes that are in there. Any help with either of these issues would be greatly appreciated.  

Topic by garyinfante 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago