Crappy Carpeting

In my business, I experience trends. The longest trend, thus far, is the "back to the hardwoods" trend for flooring, replacing the banal wall-to-wall carpeting.

In my business, I experience trends. The longest
trend, thus far, is the "back to the hardwoods" trend for flooring,
replacing the banal wall-to-wall carpeting. W-t-w was king in flooring starting
in the sixties and has finally seen its front-running position knocked out of
contention. A big hearty thanks for that.

There are so many options to choose from, that to rely on w-t-w is just plain
boring. Manufacturers have embraced this trend and furthered its appeal by
cutting costs on the materials and have gone head to head, competing with
carpeting as the flooring of choice.

I've recently met with new clients that have a brand, new home which served as
the model for this development. It was a lovely, well-appointed home, yet it
lacked personal appeal for these wonderful people. It is laden with dated
wallpaper, strange color blocking wall color and the predictable wall-to-wall
carpeting, throughout.

A careful selection of high-end, stylish furniture could not compete with the
boring carpet. Alas, the flooring had to be addressed, which covered the entire
first floor, and the great room in particular.

The attention given to the furniture and accessories was exceptional, yet the carpeting could not be ignored. So, new hardwoods are being installed which ARE furniture. This will be the turning point in the new design and will pull together the new plan perfectly.

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Outraged Citizen July 19, 2012 at 05:29 PM
@Art – I used entitled and entitlement. You can go to http://www.merriam-webster.com/ and you can look up the definitions at your leisure. I feel like I might be in a Lewis Carol novel right now. We’re certainly going down the rabbit hole. First wood flooring would spell our doom, then Mitt Romney and now filibusters, gerrymandering, some unnamed GOP plot and Citizens United. I can’t wait to see what’s next, may be the grassy knoll, black helicopters or the Keystone pipeline? Oh well, I guess unsubstantiated presuppositions are the coin of your realm. Yes Art, people are responsible for their fate. They are responsible for their lives. To believe otherwise contradicts free will. The American Dream is an ideal that all citizens have equal access to opportunities to enrich their lives regardless of social class or the circumstances of their birth. Today, too many believe the American Dream means that I should have the same “stuff” as the next guy. It doesn’t matter that the next guy started his own business, went on to earn advanced degrees orworks hard at his job to get ahead. In fact, these people blame the next guy for getting in their way. They say, “If it wasn’t for the next guy’s greed/luck/exploitation/profit mongering, I’d have my stuff. You know what? The next guy has too much stuff and isn’t paying his fair share. Let’s take more of his money to buy stuff the rest of us deserve.” That's dangerous thing Art.
Kelly Burgess July 19, 2012 at 06:20 PM
This is just hilarious.
seen2mch July 19, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Hilarious? Really??? How about pathetic? An article on flooring turns into some half-a#$%^d debate on ideologies from the same people who have non-stop ran their mouths since Patch "improved"itself by adding Robinson and surrounding area. And now we ge to be enlightened by the same 8 losers that feel the need to chime in on every issue...insult anyone who disagrees with them...and seem to have a need to constantly support each others views to mask their insecurities. Patch..you`re doin a helluva job Brownie!!
Kelly Burgess July 19, 2012 at 07:06 PM
Um, I don't think Patch is the problem.
Outraged Citizen July 19, 2012 at 07:06 PM
I do have such fun. It gives me pleasure to know I helped bring a smile to someone’s face.


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