Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network
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page: What is actually cleaner, carpet or tile? We think the tile is, and I am asking because the district wants to put carpet on the new tile just put in the summer of 2009. The carpet is going down this April.
It all depends on whom you ask and believe. Personally, I prefer hard surfaces and believe that they are easier and less expensive to maintain than carpet/soft floor coverings.
This opinion isn''t based on scientific research, marketing studies or who sent me a check; it''s based on my experience of having to maintain both surfaces on a day-to-day basis in all types of facilities for over 30 some years.
However, other consultants, experts and groups see it differently. The carpet industry has, over the years, bought a lot of press and commissioned what I consider to be biased and ... — Bill Griffin, president of Cleaning Consultant Services Inc. (206) 849-0179