[gardeners] carpets

lneuru@watarts.uwaterloo.ca (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 16:38:58 -0400

I don't think tile is any colder (with well insulated house) than carpet or any 
more dangerous.  It's easier to clean.  We are sticking with wood or similar 
because we like it and it's easier to install and because I don't think my 
kitchen floor will necessarily take tile and concrete board underlay and 
because it takes forever to special order it.

Everyone told me how dangerous it would be to remove the carpet from my 
stairs.  I tripped on it continuously and nearly did myself in on several 
occasions; I have never slipped on the hardwood.  I have a double hip 
replacement and am oversensitive to flooring:  I'd take tile or hardwood any 
day over the broadloom.  We do have good oriental rugs but I never trip on 
these either.