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Lowdham Professional Carpet Cleaning

Many areas in the Lowdham area are well known for scenic or unusual attractions.  Which this brings in family, friends, and tourists to see the sights and have a pint at one of the old pubs. When the subject of carpet cleaning is brought up, it is evident that Lowdham...

Professional Carpet Cleaning Chilwell

Brighter, Healthier Floors With Professional Carpet Cleaning Chilwell There’s nothing worse than an unclean home. When you want to relax and spend time with family, you want to do so in comfort. If your carpets are stained, discoloured, or even if they’ve started to...

Upholstery Cleaning Gedling

Upholstery Cleaning Gedling Frequent upholstery cleaning is the best way to maintain your furniture! Also, will help beautify your home. Furniture fabric comes in a myriad of colors. Many Gedling homeowners choose furniture that fits well within other things in the...

Lambley Upholstery Cleaner

A Professional Lambley Upholstery Cleaner What’s the best way to remove red crayon from an upholstered white sofa? Do you know the quickest and easiest way to do this? Chances are if you are an average Lambley homeowner, you are in panic mode.  Because your sofa is...

Carpet Cleaning Derby

Removing a Stain, It Takes Two! We have all been there, the kids are having a get together with their friends and that red sauce for dipping their snack is now all over your carpet. Or maybe the dog just brought the outside in, and tracked it all over that new white...

Gedling Carpet Cleaning

Carpet Cleaning Gelding – Protecting the Health of Your Family Most people know professional carpet cleaning as a way to beautify carpets and keep them in top condition, so that they last longer. While carpet cleaning Gedling is definitely the way to go if you want to...

Sandiacre Carpet Cleaning

Carpets can get really dirty, and they should be cleaned frequently. When they are not cleaned, it can cause health problems for homeowners because of bacteria, dust, pet dander and mold. When it comes to carpet cleaning, there are basically two different types of...

Carpet Cleaning Mapperley

Not your odrinary carpet cleaning Mapperly Company, not just clean but disinfected, odour removal, and more!  As most people already know, replacing the carpets in your home can be a very expensive move, even if you are only replacing the carpeting in one or two...

Carpet Cleaning Sherwood

When it comes to carpet cleaning Sherwood.  One of the most important but often put off cleaning jobs is carpet cleaning.  Homeowners struggle keeping your carpet clean and free from dust bunnies or stains. Carpet cleaning in Sherwood is a top-notch professional...

History Of The Red Carpet

The History of the Red Carpet When it comes to the history of the red carpet.  Everyone has heard the phrases “Red Carpet Treatment” and “Roll out the Red Carpet”! Where did the practice of using a red carpet to usher in VIP’s come from? In the U.S. the red carpet is...

The History of the Red Carpet

When it comes to the history of the red carpet.  Everyone has heard the phrases “Red Carpet Treatment” and “Roll out the Red Carpet”! Where did the practice of using a red carpet to usher in VIP’s come from? In the U.S. the red carpet is perhaps most famous for being an integral part of the Academy Awards.  Also, many other ceremonies, but the history of the red carpet had its beginnings long before there was a Screen Actors Guild.

The first known reference to walking the red carpet can be traced all the way back to 458 B.C.!  In a Greek tragedy called Agamemnon, by the playwright Aeschylus. In this play, the title character is returning home from the Trojan War and his duplicitous wife lays a path of red tapestries, because, ostensibly in his honor. Agamemnon fears walking on the tapestries because he believes it is a color worthy only of the gods and says “Never! – Only the gods deserve the pomps of honor and the stiff brocades of fame.”. As the play is a tragedy, his wife kills him shortly thereafter, so the red carpet didn’t turn out to be such an honor for him at any rate.

 

James Monroe

Furthermore, In 1820, U.S. President James Monroe arrived in Georgetown, South Carolina by riverboat and a red carpet was rolled out in his honor as he disembarked. The consistent use of red carpets in the U.S. however, can likely be attributed to the railway system. In the early part of the 20th century, New York Central Railroad made use of plush, crimson-hued carpets to direct passengers. When boarding the express train from New York to Chicago to the correct part of the train. It is thought that the term “red carpet treatment” started with this practice. It wasn’t long before hotels jumped on the bandwagon and used red carpets from their front doors to the street.   Because, they felt it made guests feel important.

The Red Carpet History & The Oscars

In 1961, the Oscars used a red carpet for the first time on April, 17th for a ceremony at California’s Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

While your carpet may not have the same history as the traditional “Red Carpet”, you still want to keep it looking its best. For all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning need, Brenton Carpet Care is just a phone call away.

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