ERIC Number: ED021399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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A Fresh Look at Flooring Costs. A Report on a Survey of User Experience Compiled by Armstrong Cork Company.
Armstrong Cork Co., Lancaster, PA.
Survey information based on actual flooring installations in several types of buildings and traffic conditions, representing nearly 113 million square feet of actual user experience, is contained in this comprehensive report compiled by the Armstrong Cork Company. The comparative figures provided by these users clearly establish that--(1) the average installed cost of carpeting is 3.6 times higher than the installed cost of an average of six different types of resilient floors, (2) the service life of carpet is less than half that of resilient floors, (3) maintenance costs of carpeted floors are almost double the maintenance costs of resilient flooring, and (4) the "annual use cost," which includes installed costs, service life, and maintenance costs, is 2.71 times higher for carpet than for resilient flooring. A review of this survey should be made by those involved in selection of interior finish materials for commercial, industrial, or institutional construction. (RK)
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Authoring Institution: Armstrong Cork Co., Lancaster, PA.