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Subject: Historic floor coverings

Historic floor coverings

From: Chris Wenzel <cwjchris>
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2006
I am looking for a floor protection for a small castle, which is
highly frequented by visitors (approximately 250,000 p.a.). During
the summer season guided tours start each five minutes, so there is
traffic in each room all of the day.

Most of the floors are made from high quality parquetry. On one hand
the floors suffer from so many visitors' feet and should be covered,
on the other hand the floors are part of the whole attraction and
therefore a carpet runner would disturb the sight too much. The
protecting material should be diaphanous (bridge of glass?), the
build-up must not constrict the doors from opening and closing to
acoustically divide the groups, and of course suitable from the
conservators point of view. A similar topic was posted in 1998 from
Pete Sixbey already, but there was no reply to the list. Any ideas
and recommendations are welcome.

Chris Wenzel
Preventive Conservation
Bayerische Schloesserverwaltung

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:51
                  Distributed: Friday, April 21, 2006
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Received on Thursday, 20 April, 2006

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