Re: [gardeners] carpets

George Shirley (
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 18:48:39 -0500

I'm hoping that once all the hard floors are in I can take my oriental rugs out of the closet and
put them on the floor where I can see them. They just don't look good on carpet.

George wrote:
> 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.
> Lucinda