Thursday, April 20, 2006

Silly Argument

Some people argue that even if you have a strict no-shoes policy in your home, you could still spill black coffee or red wine on your carpet and cause permanent stains.

This is true. You can still spill red wine or black coffee in a shoeless home and cause permanent stains (those of you who are teetotal will say 'Don't drink red wine then.' As it happens, I do not drink wine, just beer and spirits. I do drink black coffee, though).

However, do you want a carpet with stains that is full of dust, dirt and bugs or a carpet which has stains, but is a lot cleaner?

Stains do not cause wear and tear to carpets, though they are messy. The tiny grit particles that your shoes pick up do wear your carpet out.

12 comments:

The IBEX Scribe said...

Two words: Stain remover. I spilled some nice pasta sauce on the area rug that was once ivory here in my apartment (very dirty and stained from before I moved in - I tried to clean it, but I should have just replaced it) and when I treated it right away the stain came out rather easily. The apartment I am moving into in June will have new carpet, and very light carpet at that, so you can bet that my roommate and I will be instituting a no shoe rule! In the meantime, my dear little robotic vacuum cleaner will just have to work a little bit harder... (I am vacuuming my floors right now, even as I type - I love technology!)

Redeemed said...

Actually, you can remove black coffee but not if there is milk, cream or sugar.

Yack, I do not like black coffee either.

Carey said...

We keep gallons of stain remover in our house. Those boys are so messy! *laughs* Actually, Jeremy makes me look like a slob sometimes. He has turned into this neat freak.

I love black coffee... with loads of creamer in it...

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Angie, you are a very sensible person.

Sarah and Carey, I always drink my coffee black. That is why my teeth are always so badly stained.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew

Carey said...

*laughs* Oh dear.

Carey said...

Angie - those robo-floor-things look like they are quite convenient. Although, I am a little creeped out by them. I have visions of this evil vacuum chasing me around... nevermind.

The IBEX Scribe said...

Yes, Carey, they are quite convenient. Press a button on a remote control and Robby (certainly anything that helps me with housework must have a name) comes to life. When his battery runs low he docks himself on his charging station. If it bothers you to have it running while you are home, start it on your way out the door!

Carey said...

Sounds cool. Can it do tile floors?

The IBEX Scribe said...

It can vacuum pretty much any flooring surface that a normal vacuum can - not advisable on shag carpets, but then I would consider shag carpets not advisable. They have another model that they just released that will vacuum and then clean hard surfaced floors (linoleum, vinyl, tile, etc.). Look for the iRobot Roomba and Scooba (I think that's what it's called) on Amazon.com. ;)

Carey said...

Thanks.

Redeemed said...

So Matthew, did this post encourage you to go to the dentist to remove those badly stained teeth?

I'm just teasing you, you make me laugh, it's all.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

No, it was a planned check-up.

They are not so stained now. He gave them a good scrape and polish.

Every Blessing in Christ

Matthew