warreng24
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Why Carpeted Floors On Aircraft?

Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:57 am

From recent expeiences with crumbs and the such being embedded into the carpet fibers on aircraft floors....

Why is carpet used at all?

Why not an easy to clean vinyl?

Or even an good coat of an epoxy-based paint over the existing sub-floor?

I'd think that the paint would be a substansial weight savings over the carpet. And, an epoxy-based paint would be water-proof and help prevent corrosion (due to spilled drinks, etc...).

And, the vinyl or paint would be really really easy to see and clean the crumbs.

Thoughts?
 
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RE: Why Carpeted Floors On Aircraft?

Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:16 am

Quoting Warreng24 (Thread starter):
Why not an easy to clean vinyl?

Ever try walking on wet vinyl? Ever try walking on that same vinyl once the sugar containing beverage that made it wet has dried? Neither one of those is a particularly attractive option for the airline, and neither is a cart sliding all over the place because the surface is too slick. Carpeting serves a rather practical purpose.
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RE: Why Carpeted Floors On Aircraft?

Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:20 am

Plus whatever you would use would eventually scratch up from all the people walking on it and it would look like crap.
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RE: Why Carpeted Floors On Aircraft?

Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:24 am

Quoting Warreng24 (Thread starter):
And, the vinyl or paint would be really really easy to see and clean the crumbs.

Slippery when wet, almost always = lawsuits. Visible grime and rubbish on vinyl or paint will actually force some airlines to clean the floors more regularly, as opposed to vacuuming the carpets once in a blue moon. Regular cleaning = higher costs; which some airlines don't like  twocents 


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