I am glad it is not carpet

@GardenGerty (109818)
United States
April 14, 2019 8:46pm CST
Seeing how dirty my tile kitchen floor gets, I certainly am glad it is not carpeted. With tile you know you can get it clean. A little soap and water, or vinegar. If you really need to sanitize there is always bleach or peroxide. A kitchen carpet, all you can do is vacuum. That really would not work for me. I have lived places with kitchen carpet. I am glad to have my tile. Can you guess that I just mopped?
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@NJChicaa (53845)
• United States
15 Apr
I can't imagine carpet in a kitchen or bathroom. The rest of my apartment is carpeted though. I miss my hardwood floors.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
We have some carpet here that is going to come up, as I would rather have wood and feel it is cleaner.
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@rebelann (47723)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
Did you mop that carpet?
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
Nope, cannot mop carpet. I would steam clean it occasionally. That stretches it though. I like my tile.
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@rebelann (47723)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Apr
I hate carpet all around but when I bought this mobile home it had carpet in it @GardenGerty I'm trying to find out if there's a way to remove it all, I'd rather have vinyl floors due to having so many pets.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@rebelann It might depend on what kind of carpet it is and what kind of subfloor is under it.
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@marguicha (114941)
• Chile
15 Apr
I could never have carpet in my kitchen. I donĀ“t have carpet in my bathroom either.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
That is another place I do not want carpet.
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@marguicha (114941)
• Chile
15 Apr
@GardenGerty I like to mop both with a special product that has some bleach. You just add a drop to the water and you mop it.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@marguicha Yes, it is so much cleaner.
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@andriaperry (74293)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Apr
I have never lived anywhere with kitchen carpet. I would be ripping it up. I once bought a place with carpet in the bathroom! that was filth, reeked of urine.
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@bagarad (13531)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Apr
I would hate to have carpet in a bathroom.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
I cannot imagine living with bathroom carpets. I like nice rugs that I can pick up and wash.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
We have vinyl throughout the house and I love it. It doesn't get really cold here. The vinyl looks like wood planks and is easy to care for.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
I would not mind vinyl, either. It happens that the tile in this place is ceramic, big 12 inch squares. Hard on dropped glassware, though.
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@JudyEv (157749)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
@GardenGerty Yes, very unforgiving on glass.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@JudyEv That is one way to purge my cupboards.
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@Porcospino (23191)
• Denmark
15 Apr
I have visited a few clients who had a carpet in their kitchen. I was surprised the first time I saw it. I am glad I don't have a carpet in my own kitchen.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
It is much cleaner to have a floor you can mop and clean.
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@Porcospino (23191)
• Denmark
15 Apr
@GardenGerty Yes, that is much better. I have also seen a few bathrooms with carpets. I think that is a strange idea, but it exists in some places.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@Porcospino Yes, it does.
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@wolfgirl569 (16024)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
I dont like carpet in the kitchen or bathroom. When the carpet we do have gets worn out it is going to be replaced with something that can be mopped also.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
I prefer to be able to use a broom and then a mop. It just feels cleaner, and no heavy or big equipment. No electricity required.
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@wolfgirl569 (16024)
• Marion, Ohio
15 Apr
@GardenGerty For sweeping I now have a robot sweeper. It works pretty good on the non carpeted areas.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@wolfgirl569 Well that is good.
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@TheSojourner (19367)
• United States
15 Apr
I have never heard of carpet in the kitchen.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
Unfortunately, I have seen it a lot in Kansas and Oklahoma.
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• United States
15 Apr
@GardenGerty oh, goodness.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@TheSojourner It does not make sense if you like to cook.
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@RasmaSandra (25321)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 Apr
My little apartment has carpet everywhere except for the bathroom. I am a lazy vacuumer being alone but I do as much as I can. What I would have preferred was an apartment completely covered in linoleum so I could just wet mop it all. SIGH
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
I really dislike vacuuming so would enjoy wood and tile throughout.
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@Masihi (4428)
• Canada
15 Apr
I actually never heard of people having carpet in the kitchen. Maybe a kitchen rug, but truthfully, I would not even have a rug in my kitchen. Hubby's mum has 2 oval rugs in her kitchen, and the thought of cleaning them terrified me. I don't know she ever does it.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
Hubby and I are messy cooks. I love being able to just sweep and mop. Decorative rugs can be a slipping hazard. My brother has nice thick rubber mats for the back and legs.
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@simone10 (24788)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Apr
When my parents were alive, they had carpeted their kitchen. It was indoor outdoor carpet but was the worst mistake they made.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
Oh, yes it is a big mistake, and some people think it is kind of "upscale" to do so. Not me.
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@simone10 (24788)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Apr
@GardenGerty I don't think so either. That carpet seemed like it was dirty all the time because they were always shampooing it.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@simone10 The more you shampoo carpet the more dirt it attracts because of soap residue.
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@bunnybon7 (39762)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Apr
i know. i always liked not having carpet. but only thing is the floor does seem harder when you fall.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
Given a choice, I would prefer to fall on wood floor rather than tile as it is more resilient. Carpet just feels dirty to me.
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@bunnybon7 (39762)
• Holiday, Florida
15 Apr
@GardenGerty yes that all makes sense. it's tile here both places we lived now and carpet in AZ which always felt dirty and likely carried many germs
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
@bunnybon7 Wish we could afford to design our dream houses.
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@1hopefulman (39651)
• Canada
15 Apr
I don't like carpeting anymore and am glad not to have any.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
There is some in our house but I want it all out.
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@1hopefulman (39651)
• Canada
15 Apr
@GardenGerty All the best in your project!
@just4him (148096)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Apr
I need to mop too. I've had a kitchen carpet too. Not a brilliant idea.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
I always wonder who possibly thought that would be a good idea.
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@just4him (148096)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21h
@GardenGerty Probably a guy. Certainly not a woman.
@Hannihar (58453)
15 Apr
@GardenGerty I am glad it is not carpet for your sake.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
It is just much cleaner this way.
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@Hannihar (58453)
16 Apr
@GardenGerty I understand. I have had hard time cleaning a carpet.
@bagarad (13531)
• Paso Robles, California
15 Apr
Hard to guess when there's no photo. I did have carpet once. It was Ok. But I agree it's easier to clean an uncarpeted floor.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
No, I did not do a photo, I figured people would guess from my topic.
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@bagarad (13531)
• Paso Robles, California
16 Apr
@GardenGerty I should add to the above that only the part of the kitchen that was diningroom was carpeted. The sink and appliances were in the uncarpeted part.
@jaboUK (57031)
• United Kingdom
15 Apr
I've never had carpet in the kitchen, it would be so impractical.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
Yes, it is impractical.
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• Indonesia
15 Apr
Carpets need more time to clean, unlike tiles that only need to be mopped.
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@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
15 Apr
I sweep and mop, but the floor feels much cleaner if it is not a carpeted floor.
@allknowing (79991)
• India
15 Apr
A carpet in the kitchen is a wrong idea. That place is proned to get stuff on the floor that needs cleaning.
@GardenGerty (109818)
• United States
16 Apr
You are exactly right, but some people do it anyway.
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