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Subject: Carpet vs. tile

Carpet vs. tile

From: Jim Croft <jrc>
Date: Thursday, January 27, 1994
> From: Lisa Roberts <lcroberts [at] unca__edu>
> My director would like to carpet the stack area/work area.  He argues
> that carpet will be easier on the feet, legs and knees of the folks
> working back there, and that it will look nicer.  I prefer tile, because
> I think having a tile floor will reduce the accumulation of dust in the
> stack area and make clean-ups easier in the work room.  He has vetoed
> any carpet/tile combination.

Rule no. 1 - the boss is always right
Rule no  2 - when the boss is wrong, see rule no. 1

It may be possible to meet some of the occupational health and safety
aspects of soft flooring (but not the aesthetics), and still have a
smooth easy to clean surface.  It is possible to purchase foam backed
shock absorbent linoleum-like floor coverings (I have seen them in
hospitals and other high-use public places).  If your director is
prepared to compromise (but we bosses do not generally like doing this
kind of thing), this may be a workable solution.


Jim Croft
Herbarium CBG
Australian National Botanic Gardens
GPO Box 1777, Canberra, ACT 2601, AUSTRALIA
+61-6-2509 490
fax:  +61-6-2509 599
Biodiversity Directorate
Australian Nature Conservation Agency

                  Conservation DistList Instance 7:55
                 Distributed: Friday, January 28, 1994
                        Message Id: cdl-7-55-004
Received on Thursday, 27 January, 1994

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