ERIC Number: ED027715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Reference Count: N/A
The Use of Carpeting in Forty Colleges and Universities - 1964.
Dober and Flansburgh, Cambridge, MA.
A carpeting survey discusses the following areas--(1) survey methodology, (2) location of carpeting usage, (3) carpeting cost comparisons to other floor coverings, (4) kinds of carpeting used, and (5) conclusions. The conclusions are as follows--(1) use of carpeting as a floor covering is increasing, (2) carpeting is the favored floor covering in selected use areas, (3) in selected use areas the economics of carpeting are comparable to other coverings, (4) the actual cost of carpeting should include secondary savings, such as the elimination of acoustical tile, reduction of maintenance because of better student behavior, etc. When this is reckoned, the cost of carpeting may be less expensive than other coverings, (5) based on the sampling, institutions of higher learning are not presently concerned about the actual costs of various kinds of floor coverings, (6) meaningful comparisons between various institutions are not warranted unless the level of maintenance is known, the type of material is specified for all use areas, and accurate cost records are kept, and (7) no institution in the survey kept such figures, though most responses indicated that this level of detail would be useful. (RK)
Descriptors: Acoustical Environment, Carpeting, Design Requirements, Economics, Educational Environment, Expenditures, Flooring, Maintenance, Student Behavior, Surveys
Educational Facilities Laboratories, Inc., 477 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Dober and Flansburgh, Cambridge, MA.