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Friday, June 15, 2007

Much Better

The new carpet is a toasty brown. It's a little darker than I'd remembered it, but it looks fantastic. Makes the whole place seem bigger, lighter, and cleaner. What a lift.

The old carpet was apparently, well, old. Yes, the color was obviously circa the 1987 "teal and dusty rose" craze, but archaeology supported our theory. Apparently there was a good quarter-inch of combined dust and eroded carpet (like so much sand) beneath the old pad. The Carpet Guys said this meant that the carpet was old.

The archaeologists/carpet guys also noticed that there was a seam running down the middle of the hallway. For those unfamiliar with best practices of carpet laying, this is not exactly correct. As the scholar studying the archaeologists' findings, I've concluded that perhaps the previous owners carpeted with remnants to save money. That would explain both the seam and the color...unless they actually liked the color. Which could be possible c 1987. Maybe they were psyched to find a teal remnant.


Blogger Narya said...

Woo-hoo! Yay for new carpet! Most of my apartment is parquet/wood, which I much prefer, but the bedroom has this industrial grey carpet that kinda sucks. Maybe someday I'll own some space and can rectify issues like ugly industrial carpeting (or teal carpeting from decades ago).

6:37 AM  
Blogger kStyle said...

Yes, new carpet really lifts the place! I, too, would prefer wood, but given the amount of sound transfer between floors here, carpet is needed to dampen the footfall.

Industrial gray sounds a little depressing, but the rest of your floors must be gorgeous.

11:37 AM  

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