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ERIC Number: ED019827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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SOFT FLOOR COVERING IN THE LOS ANGELES CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
CUNLIFF, DONALD D.
A STUDY REGARDING THE INSTALLATION OF CARPET IN SCHOOLS IS DISCUSSED. THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO HAVE A CONSULTANT REVIEW UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DISTRICT BUILDING AND GROUNDS SERVICES ADMINISTRATOR OF THE LOS ANGELES CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE SOFT FLOOR COVERING INSTALLATIONS AT ARAGON AVENUE AND TWENTY-FOURTH STREET SCHOOLS. SECTIONS INCLUDE--(1) CARPET EXPERIENCE IN THE LOS ANGELES CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH A SUMMARY OF REACTIONS TO TEST INSTALLATIONS, (2) RELATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF STATIC ELECTRICITY, (3) ANTICIPATED LIFE SERVICE, (4) MATERIAL COSTS, (5) REHABILITATION PROJECTS, (6) OPERATION OR CUSTODIAL COSTS, (8) EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS, (9) ANNUAL SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS, AND (10) MAINTENANCE OR REPAIRS. ALSO INCLUDED ARE--(1) A SUMMARY OF COST DATA DEVELOPED IN PREVIOUS SECTIONS OF THE REPORT, (2) REACTIONS TO CARPETED CLASSROOMS, AND (3) CONCLUSIONS. CONSIDERATION IN SELECTION OF FLOOR COVERING SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING--(1) THE SONIC ENVIRONMENT IN THE CARPETED CLASSROOM IS SUPERIOR TO ONE HAVING RESILIENT FLOORING ACCORDING TO TEACHERS, (2) NOISE TRANSFER FROM SECOND FLOOR TO FIRST FLOOR IS REDUCED WHEN CARPETING IS USED, ALLEVIATING A SOUND INSULATION BLANKET BETWEEN FLOORS, (3) CARPETING OFFERS A BETTER GENERAL APPEARANCE LEVEL THAN VINYL ASBESTOS TILE, (4) AT FIRST THERE IS SOME HESITANCY TO PERFORM REGULAR CLASSROOM TASKS WHICH IS OVERCOME SHORTLY AFTER USE, AND (5) TEACHERS INDICATE THAT THEY BELIEVE A CARPETED ROOM IS MORE CONDUCIVE TO LEARNING. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Schools, CA.
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