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Hello All,

I had lots of hesitation to ask about this, but I have to now after I had lots of answers that are not convincing.

I am selecting the interior of a community hall that is used every day; members pass through it every day, that is, lots of functions going on.

In short, multi-activity. It should look very, very nice because we want to give a great immpression and also enjoy the hall. Am questioning the carpet that made of 80% wool, 20%nylon. Will it withstand high traffic?

Should I use it, the commitee liked the colors, Andalusian, Islamic theme. If I should change it, I don't know what to use that has this type of print.

I will tell whoever is helping me in this what type the carpet is. Please help; I really appreciate it.
Zainab Nakshabandi
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Help with an interior finish
Zainab, You would do better to choose a lino (linoleum) with an undercushion.
Frank John Snelling
Help with an interior finish
If the area has a high usage, perhaps using a carpet is not ideal. Have you considered a type of linoleum which is quite frequently used in hospital wards due to its serviceability and warmth? I can understand that carpet may be a client specification, but there are some excellent linoleums, and padded vinyl-type finishes which may be more practical.
Regards,
William Kent
William Kent
Help with an interior finish
Mr Snelling, Mr Kent,

I thank you so much for your responces with little information about my project. I should say that although the hall has high traffic on more parts than others, I am designing it to be a banquet hall. And yes, William, it is the client's request to have carpet (with marble around it). That is why I am specifyig a hospitality axminster custom carpet, 10 lines a row. The rep. says it is what hotels are using, but the clienthas questioned clean-abilty. I have noticed other types of carpets, and they are gorgeous, used in hotels, but I'm not sure of the manufacturer who makes them. They are custom-made and have lots of nice designs and colors. Would you know of some?

Regards
Zainab Nakshabandi
Help with an interior finish
Zainab,

The problem with using carpet in a public space is, as you put it "cleanability".

You and your client need to work out how you clean the carpet at regular intervals. If the cleaning work takes longer than a day, then you will need to allow for closing this space while the carpet is cleaned. If the cleaning time is too long, then you will need a second carpet. In fact, having two carpets may be the best solution, because you will always have a spare and the cleaning can be done better.

Furthermore, do you clean the carpet in the space, or do you take the carpet away for cleaning?
Frank John Snelling
Help with an interior finish
Frank,
The carpet will be inset in marble. It won't be movable.

In the first place, the choice for a carpet was for acoustical purposes. They don't want to do anything with lighting, fluorescent that is in a suspended ceiling, other than maybe some downlights here and there in the soffit.

It sounds like there is no problem with professional carpet cleaning services. If that is the case, then there is no problem using this type of custom carpet?

For your information, there will be a stage in the hall :)

This is not a usual project, with lots of problems to deal with; it's interesting to see how will this turn out.

Regards
Zainab Nakshabandi
Help with an interior finish
Zainab, I get the feeling that the space may be used for prayers and if so then you should talk to people who usually supply carpets for mosques. :)
Frank John Snelling
Help with an interior finish
Frank,

That happens right in the next room, but this one is usually used in festivals, lectures, children's plays from the school. It's quite multipurpose, but as though you were in the place.
Zainab Nakshabandi
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