Saturday, October 31, 2009

Going Up

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.

11 comments:

  1. I quite like the tiles but aren't they slippery if someone's shoes are wet/damp from being out in the rain?

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  2. tiled, it looks like a shower stall.

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  3. The lone gray tile looks a little strange, much better all in black

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  4. R suggested that Jayne, but no, they are not.

    Emstacks, it will be the cleanest shower stall you could have been in.

    Ian, in reality, the lone grey tile did not look so bad, but yes, better in all black.

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  5. Excellent. Now drunks can take a whizz in there without worrying about leaving stains.

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  6. Indeed Brian, and it has solved the deliberate vomiting problem.

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  7. i wanted to do a little disco dance on those tiles when I first saw them. Hmmmm.

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  8. I like the tiles.

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  9. Back to the eighties Fenz.

    Thanks Victor.

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  10. I had something wise and witty to say till I read Brian Hughes what a wag

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  11. MC, please don't give him a swelled head. He is bad enough already.

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