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What The... Airport Carpet Website?!  
User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2032 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?

Article:

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/01/27...arpets.website/index.html?hpt=Sbin

Site:

http://carpetsforairports.com/


Bemused,

MCO 2 BRS

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User currently offlineALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1199 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

Nothing but praises for ATL's carpet on that site.

I've seen it ripped and torn before, though... so much for the impossible.



The above post is my opinion. Don't like it? Don't read it.
User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1996 times:

LOL, I've seen that website before. It's almost as comical as urinal.net.


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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

I think between CNN and here, the site's been nuked......

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.

http://www.dieiscast.com/gallery/


User currently offlinepoz2brs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1896 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 3):
I think between CNN and here, the site's been nuked.

Clearly the site doesn't have a very rug-ged server  

There was a site for photographs of airport car-parks. And people think us plane lovers are strange!


User currently offlinecgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1130 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1727 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.


A330 man.
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Apparently MEX's carpet miraculously changes color every year and was to be canonized? (Per website)

User currently onlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4841 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

It makes me think of all the wear and tear airport carpet must endure on a regular basis.
I wonder how often an airport has to replace its carpet? It surely must be an expensive job!



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User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1650 times:

I've always thought of carpet as relatively unhygienic, and much prefer marble (style) flooring that can easily be washed... especially in high traffic places like airports.

The internet never ceases to amaze!

MCO 2 BRS


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24310 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1645 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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User currently offlineRussianJet From Kyrgyzstan, joined Jul 2007, 7623 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
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Truly one of the silliest sites I have ever looked at.


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User currently onlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4841 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1573 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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User currently offlineLufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1510 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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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Oh wow that's hilarious. Clearly someone(s) is having fun with satire.

SCL: X-Wings and mysterious @ signs
SNY: (do they mean SYD?) is poisonous
SFO: run by cats
CAI: man's enduring bad taste (for not having carpeted floors)


User currently onlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1440 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.

http://www.dieiscast.com/gallery/

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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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18675 posts, RR: 58
Reply 15, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

I mean, it's sad enough that we all know that CO uses GE engines on most of their aircraft, but...

... it's sadder that this thread has generated this much discussion.


User currently offlineGoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1376 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):
It's almost as comical as urinal.net.

That would be creepy enough to require a psychiatrist if someone(s) ever started one.

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 10):
Truly one of the silliest sites I have ever looked at.

Oh Yeah! But oh sooooooo hilarious.



From the airport with love
User currently offlinevarigb707 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1362 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 2 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1308 times:

Quoting MCO2BRS (Reply 8):
The internet never ceases to amaze!

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