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ERIC Number: ED037891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 36
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Excellence and Economy. A Report on the Benefits of Carpeting in Three Public Schools.
American Carpet Inst., New York, NY.
The advantages of carpeting in schools are reported from a study of three public schools--(1) Shaker High School in upstate New York, where one wing is carpeted and one tiled, and the principal reports that in the carpeted wing noise is reduced, discipline is better, maintenance is about half, and the faculty experiences less fatigue, (2) Peter Pan School in Andrews, Texas, which supports these claims, and finds that school safety has increased, and (3) Andrews High School, Andrews, Texas, where it was found that carpeting has reduced the need for acoustical materials on the ceiling, and that the open plan used in classroom design is successful because of the acoustical qualities of the carpeting. Cost comparisons reveal costlier installations with carpeting but net overall savings for a three year period. (RH)
American Carpet Institute, 350 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
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Authoring Institution: American Carpet Inst., New York, NY.