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Thursday's Ask the Experts: Carpet or tile?

March 18, 2010
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Thursday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" 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.
The answer:
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
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