Re: [gardeners] Re:Carpet

George Shirley (
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 13:02:42 -0500

We have already ceramic tiled the kitchen and the utility room is next for the ceramic. The front
foyer, the new pantry, and both bathrooms are fitted with self-stick vinyl tile. The three bedrooms
and the hallway were done last month in a short carpet that looks like a tin roof in color. The
family room and dining room will be in laminate flooring and we're going to leave the old carpet in
the formal dining room, which has been an art studio for 12 years now. I think there's vinyl tile
under that carpet too so we may take up the carpet and leave the tile for a while longer. The carpet
that was in the bedrooms was some commercial junk that had been there 28 years, surprisingly the
carpet was in good shape but the foam backing was like cardboard, when you walked on it it crunched.


bsk wrote:
> Billie I will be doing this (someday) in my house. Although we don't allow
> shoes on in the house I am sure we will have plenty enough dirt under the
> carpet. This carpet is about 18 years old or so the best I can figure. We
> have a slab floor and I think I will be putting a combination of some kind
> of tile and hardwood with the scatter rugs in the living room area.
>     We have what was considered a commercial vacuum cleaner at the time that
> would suck your toenails off if you got to close. One time my son was
> teasing my daughter and sucked up a whole sock that had been laying on the
> floor into the bag of the cleaner. Had to cut the bag open to get it. LOL
>     I like the slick floors but the way I get distracted I am the one that
> will be planting a garden in the corners of each room. Hmmmmm...... if I had
> enough light I would grow sunflowers in each corner !
> Ranchmama
> Okie zone 7a
> **************
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Billie" <>
> > We've undergone a similar process of getting all the wall-to-wall carpet
> out
> > of our house. Between the dogs, kids, and dirt clods we all track in from
> > being out in the yard so much, it seemed unlikely we could ever keep the
> > carpets truly clean.
> >
> > I was horrified when we ripped the master bedroom carpet up. There was
> > enough dirt underneath it to start a container garden!
> >
> > We've done the projects one at a time -