If you are listener to one of the young peoples' commercial radio stations where our non bearded famous radio personality building resident with the super model girlfriend works, you may know something of 'issues' with our lift carpets. This refers back to incidents perhaps almost a year ago.
A decision was finally made to tile the lifts for ease of cleaning rather than continuing to lay new carpet when the old was spoiled. This is not as simple as it sounds as the lift had to be re-balanced to take into account the extra weight of floor tiles.
Here is the old, carpeted.
Here is what I kindly refer to as the prototype. Others would describe it in harsher terms, harsher even than a total stuff up.
And the end result. The floor is cleaned twice daily, once on each weekend day. It perhaps shows marks more easily, but at least it is easily cleaned. Just as an aside, see the chrome plugs on the back wall, middle photo? There was a handrail there, but it was discovered it prevented an ambulance trolley fitting into the lift, and so the rail was removed.