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ERIC Number: EJ949506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Flooring for Schools: Unsightly Walkways
Baxter, Mark
American School & University, v83 n10 p24-27 Jun 2011
Many mattress manufacturers recommend that consumers rotate their mattresses at least twice a year to help prevent soft spots from developing and increase the product's life span. It's unfortunate that the same kind of treatment can't be applied to flooring for schools, such as carpeting, especially in hallways. Being able to flip or turn a carpet might delay or prevent what commonly is referred to as traffic-lane soiling, an unsightly problem that often afflicts carpeting in public facilities. This is when carpeting becomes dark and soiled, usually in the center of a major walkway, and especially when compared with its outer edges. In fact, it is not uncommon for the outer edges of carpeting in heavily trafficked areas to look virtually brand-new, while the center area may be dark, grimy, worn, spotted and even torn. This article discusses specific measures that can help facility managers prevent or delay school traffic-lane soiling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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