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Old 07-28-2004, 05:25 AM
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carpet vs tile

I have two boys and a cat. Hubby and I work full time. Vacuuming the carpet and getting it cleaned takes time and money, which I do not have to spare. I prefer to spend this with my boys. My boys think that because I did not see them spelt the drink then they do not have to worry about it, by they time I find out of what they did it is pretty much dried and this drink would be like fruit punch or grape drinks. I figured that tile would be easier to maintain because the wet spot will stay and they know that mommy is going to find out and I know they will clean them up because nothing can absorb unless wipe. An acquaintance of mine said carpet is good especially if I have two children and make a lot of noise. Something about absorbing echo? Can anyone confirm about carpet absorbing echo?
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Old 07-29-2004, 03:49 PM
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Yes, carpet is much quieter than a hard floor--both for people in the same room as you AND for people in the level below, if you are in a 2 story house or an apartment building.
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Would it help If part of the house is covered with throw rug?
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Any fabric always helps to absorb the noise. With a carpet, though, you get PADDING which absorbs noise even more.
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The other good thing with carpet is that it is better insulation and with boys much better to lay on the floor to play games,wrestle, or watch TV. Besides with vinyl floor you would have to sweep with a broom on a daily basis.

Are the boys old enough to run the vacuum cleaner?

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Old 08-07-2004, 07:09 PM
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boys and carpeting

I had two boys ages 10 years apart. Now you would think that would be a good thing. WRONG!!!!

We lived in base housing most of our married life and they were growing up. We had to have carpet to cut down on the noise level in a one level house (not to mention the echo effect). I had carpet in the living room. None in the dining room. On throw rugs in their rooms.

When we moved into our house on base in Cal. it already had carpet from the previous owners. Well we immediately took it up where the dining table had to go. There were many spills put on that carpet and yes I had to vacuum, but I also had a child who knew how to vacuum. It became a chore for him (part of his chores and he got allowance depending on chores, not a free allowance.) The little guy, who was 5 also had chores, he had to dust. The stains were to be treated with vinegar immediately. (NO danger to either child that way) If I was not a home.

This worked well. Now I don't have sons calling me about how to get stains out of their carpets or daughter-in-laws complaining about how they cannot do anything. LOL
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Have you never stood in a fully carpeted room - I mean up the walls? You can't get a clap to echo and you must look directly at the person you are speaking to. The difference is dramatic. Really not many of these rooms out here except recording studios.

However, I hate carpet and trying to keep it clean. It is dirty the moment it is in stalled. I would prefer floor rugs and wall hangings to absorb sounds more than dust and sand. I tolerate carpet in the bedrooms for warmth and sound control.
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:13 AM
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The other good thing with carpet is that it is better insulation and with boys much better to lay on the floor to play games,wrestle, or watch TV. Besides with vinyl floor you would have to sweep with a broom on a daily basis.

Are the boys old enough to run the vacuum cleaner?

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I always believe that if I want something done correctly then I better do it myself. They are old enough to vacuum the floor and I do have a very light vacuum cleaner. Just the thought of them keep asking me, “Am I finish?” I better do it myself. Tile I can mop and then dry, carpet has to be done by professional or I can do it and spend more money than having done by professional.
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Re: boys and carpeting

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When we moved into our house on base in Cal. it already had carpet from the previous owners. Well we immediately took it up where the dining table had to go. There were many spills put on that carpet and yes I had to vacuum, but I also had a child who knew how to vacuum. It became a chore for him (part of his chores and he got allowance depending on chores, not a free allowance.) The little guy, who was 5 also had chores, he had to dust. The stains were to be treated with vinegar immediately. (NO danger to either child that way) If I was not a home.

Same here.

I just had the carpet done and everything looks nice and clean. Now, that it is fully dry I could see that the stain on the carpet were never lifted. Removing the carpet might be a good Idea but not sure If my landlord would go for this.
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Old 08-09-2004, 05:23 AM
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Have you never stood in a fully carpeted room - I mean up the walls? You can't get a clap to echo and you must look directly at the person you are speaking to. The difference is dramatic. Really not many of these rooms out here except recording studios.

However, I hate carpet and trying to keep it clean. It is dirty the moment it is in stalled. I would prefer floor rugs and wall hangings to absorb sounds more than dust and sand. I tolerate carpet in the bedrooms for warmth and sound control.
I prefer carpeting bedrooms only and not the rest of the house. Floor rugs seems like a good idea.
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