New carpet in T5 GF?

Old Dec 13, 19, 12:46 am
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New carpet in T5 GF?

It may be another one of those cases where my mind is playing tricks but it seems to me there is a new carpet in T5 GF today - didnít notice it earlier this week.

If so, the newer/deeper carpet is deadening the sound a bit more and providing a little more friction to roller cases, but it is only in parts of the lounge (so far?).

And if itís not new, how long have I not noticed it for?

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Old Dec 13, 19, 2:53 am
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Yes, confirmed by staff - new carpet was put down last night.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 3:45 am
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What part of the lounge ? 😊
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Old Dec 13, 19, 3:58 am
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Looks like a half job, assuming the rest to be done another night. As you enter from TFW it is the far end, roughy from the original entrance to the outside terrace.
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Well hope itís coming through. Old in the bottom half new the upper half. Yes itís thicker a bit.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 5:13 am
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Also the PCs are gone from this area and the printer is unplugged. The room next to the champagne bar still has the PCís

also no idea how to rotate images. I will try to fix it in the evening.
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I donĎt understand why carpets are used. They get so filthy.
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Feel posh don't they.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
I donĎt understand why carpets are used. They get so filthy.
In large public spaces like the lounge it makes a huge different acoustically. Basically less noisy.
also there is a proper cleaning solutions for these carpets. I have no idea if BA or Heathrow Airport using it or not.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 6:13 am
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Originally Posted by florens View Post
I donĎt understand why carpets are used. They get so filthy.
Where there's muck there's brass!!

Must admit my first thought was how clean the old one still looks.
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I hope that BA will be giving GCHs little squares of the old carpet on key rings as a Christmas token of their loyalty
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Old Dec 13, 19, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by Krisz View Post
In large public spaces like the lounge it makes a huge different acoustically. Basically less noisy.
also there is a proper cleaning solutions for these carpets. I have no idea if BA or Heathrow Airport using it or not.
Would also suspect that spills are less dangerous than on a tiled floor. Although parts of the lounge are tiled in the most heavy areas around liquids.
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Old Dec 13, 19, 7:26 am
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Do we suspect this is the enhancement which was mentioned in threads earlier in the week?
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Old Dec 13, 19, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by Krisz View Post
In large public spaces like the lounge it makes a huge different acoustically. Basically less noisy.
also there is a proper cleaning solutions for these carpets. I have no idea if BA or Heathrow Airport using it or not.
HAL donít have carpets in the majority of their public spaces anymore - conglomerate (or in some areas laminate) tiles are the norm these days, with laminate and wooden flooring in select areas for specific purposes.
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