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Tuesday's Ask the Experts: Foot traffic

March 22, 2011
Tuesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: How much foot traffic per hr makes it a high (heavy) traffic area compared to foot traffic per hr for low (light) traffic?
The answer:
I went to the Antron® website ( and found their definition of traffic levels. It looks as good as any, and since a carpet company measures this sort of thing due to the nature of their product, you can rely on it to be somewhat representative of at least the carpet side of the industry.
Foot traffic units:One foot traffic unit is described as ... — Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor
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