MCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 539 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
I've just stumbled upon this article on CNN, and I have to say, I'm not quite sure what to make of it... I'm guessing there is supposed to be a humourous element to it (My favourite so far is the comment about the carpet at EDI)
Have any of you seen this site before? What do you make of your local airport carpeting?
cgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1150 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
I just had to check out this website and its actually quite amusing the way they describe the texture, pattern, color of each airport's carpet. I'm tempted to take a few pics and submit them for use. Be itneresting to see what they come up with.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25145 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1714 times:
Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 8): and much prefer marble (style) flooring that can easily be washed... especially in high traffic places like airports.
Marble like floors might be easier for upkeep, however can be an insurance nightmare. Tons of people will invariably slip on them especially if they are located any where near open public entrances.
One interesting thing I learned long time ago that is unique with airport design is that due to people having bags with wheels and carts, its often a very tough choice to select flooring. Most often it comes down to between carpets or very polished surfaces as various other rougher stone like surfaces which do have good aesthetics, safety and longevity cannot be used without creating too much resistance with wheels rolling over them and the noise accompanying it. Hence with dangers surrounding surfaces that are simply too slippery if wet, carpets are often a best choice at airports.
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type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4990 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1642 times:
I liked that Pierelli flooring. You remember, the rubber tiles with the raised circles on them. BN had this flooring in the DAL terminal. Totally non skid and wore very well. We have some friends that tiled their kitchen in this stuff in black. Looked great.
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Lufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1579 times:
Wow. That is all I can say. Wow.
The description of the carpet in Buffalo?
"Local legend has it that hidden in the pattern of the carpet at BUF is a map displaying the lost treasure of Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States. Fillmore was descended from pirates - his great-grandfather had been press-ganged into the service of the infamous peg-leg Captain John Philips - and historians believe that a piratical booty-lust was passed down to him from generation to generation. Fillmore's inordinate love of parrots was seen as added proof of this theory. BUF's carpet design has been copied exactly from the carpet found in Fillmore's Buffalo residence at the time of his death in the vain hope that some passing traveler might uncover what Fillmore scholars have not been able to for 130 years."
The lost treasure of Millard Fillmore?!?! wtf?
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TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1509 times:
Interesting site, if a bit odd.
According to that site, RNO has re-carpeted recently: RNO's former carpet was patterned with fallen Cottonwood leaves and was, in my opinion, remarkably attractive and well-suited to the area. The carpet currently shown for RNO on the linked website is just sort of "meh..." and looks like nothing so much as a big wad of dryer lint from a load of blue jeans.
Quoting srbmod (Reply 3): I guess there's people interested in just about anything when it comes to buildings. I actually know of a site that has an entire section devoted to casino carpets.
And a cool site dieiscast.com is! When you consider the foot traffic, errant cigarette butts, spilled alcoholic drinks, and harsh cleaning products that casino carpets have to endure while maintaining stability in their vivid colors and clarity in their intricate patterns, you've got to be impressed.
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