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LottaLiving.com • Doesn't anyone buy orange carpeting anymore?
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Doesn't anyone buy orange carpeting anymore?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:24 pm
by Jamal
Problem: we need to carpet our stairs + landing. It originally came with orange carpeting to match the tones of the stained glass next to the front door:

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When we remodeled - we tore up the carpet because it was trashed. And hoped for some cool wood underneath. No such luck...

So, now that we are looking to go back to orange carpet - there is none available. Just earthtones and berber as far as the eye can see!

Does anyone know where you can find bold orange carpeting for the stairs? Plenty or orange rugs - but carpeting?

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:38 pm
by synthetic space
Ask you local flooring store to show you samples of their commercial carpet (what would be used in banks, hotel lobbies, etc.), and there might be some orange offerings.

Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:52 pm
by STLModern
That door is cool! Love the stained glass.

I agree with synthetic space, try looking into commercial carpet.

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:19 pm
by roxy500
I third that comment.

Think about airport carpet - it's often orange!

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:28 pm
by Jamal
so far the places we've looked at - the commercial carpeting selection is arguably worse than the residential selection. i think i need to find a dedicated commercial carpet retailer...

If you'd do shag...

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:49 pm
by robinCO

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:09 pm
by STLModern
Great find robinCO.

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:12 pm
by tikiyaki
Interface flor tiles are great...removeable, washable, easy to install, and in orange...

http://www.interfaceflor.com/service/fl ... 0900609164

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:01 pm
by Jamal
i was wondering about the flor tiles too - can you install flor tiles on stairs? they wouldn't seem to go around the bend of the stair edge...

Seems like

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:53 pm
by modfan
floor tiles would go on stairs, my uncle had them on the 'down' stairs of their split entry house (in Layton Utah), they were a vinyl floor tile I think. Seems like a ceramic would work as the have the curved pieces for tub surrounds and counter backsplashes.

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:12 am
by synthetic space
Another (non-carpet) idea: rubber floor tiles. They come in all sorts of colors and patterns:

http://www.johnsonite.com/products/roundel.htm

We have red ones installed in our rec room. And my brother has black ones on his stairs (the company does make pre-bent tiles specifically for stairways).

rubber floor

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:06 am
by robinCO
Hey Synth - Tell me more about your rubber tiles... what kind of substrate did you attach them to? We have a VAT floor in our lower level that I would love to cover with underlayment and some sort (rubber?) of floor tiles. Also, (if I may be so bold) how much did they cost /sf?

Thanks
robinCO

Re: rubber floor

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:54 am
by synthetic space

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:20 am
by classic form
Have a look at the original Pirelli rubber tile. I've used it for flooring over concrete...just lay it down edge to edge and it pretty much stays put. Of course, no reason why you couldn't lay it down with adhesive if you wanted to. Mop it and wax it. Beautiful stuff.


http://www.rubberfloors.com/products/activa-rf.htm

rubber floor

Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:25 pm
by robinCO
Thanks. I will read the technical data. I don't expect anything to be as cheap as VCT but I've had a hard time finding out what rubber flooring costs - I don't have a Lowe's here but maybe I'll make the drive to see what they have. Also, thanks for the info on the Pirelli rubber floor! I'll have to see if I can find pricing info. It would look great up against my sparkly quartz fireplace ;-)

R

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:37 am
by JCDiehl
Just wanted to ad info on another commercial carpet company. I have a friend who works for Bentley Prince Street, a commercial carpet company. She set me up with the warehouse here in CA and I picked out a remnant for my condo in LA. The carpet is the best I could have ever picked, and they have a huge selection. Its good for kids and pets since it is liquid and stain resistant. Liquids just bead on the surface without absorbing. I always get compliments on the carpet as it looks very modern. Here is their website:

http://www.bentleyprincestreet.com/cult ... street.htm

Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:38 pm
by Futura Girl

Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 9:40 am
by Jamal
thanks to everyone for all the great info provided. i think bentley street might be the place that will have it - im waiting for their return call.

its amazing what a night in a bar will do - i found this place from a friend last night - not exactly what i'm looking for but cool nonetheless...

http://www.chilewich.com/plynyl/index.html

does anyone else feel frustrated in dealing with commercial vendors as a residential house owner?

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:56 pm
by moderns-r-us
For more on Chilewich see this thread.

http://www.lottaliving.com/bb/viewtopic ... 7a1f37dc74

rubber floor deal!

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:14 am
by robinCO

Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:10 am
by sumu
two words: Carpet dye - yup, there are people who do this professionally. My mother in law had it done years ago. Google it and see what you can find. Also, there are people who specialize in automobile carpet that make bright orange carpet for cars - it's that low pile, not shag or anything.

Then out of the blue, check out this site - Orange Shag Carpet.

http://shagcarpet.com/shagrugs.htm