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Carpetying style? - question to Brits living in Poland


Boleslav1
12 Jan 2020 #1
Hi all! I wonder how is this carpeting called, the one you have in British houses on the stairs. Looks like shag carpeting. Can one buy it in Poland?


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Miloslaw 6 | 2,904
12 Jan 2020 #2
Wall to wall carpeting is a very British thing.
I have even seen carpets in British bathrooms!
Poles, like most Europeans are not so mad on wall to wall carpeting, Prefering rugs instead.
Lenka 3 | 1,696
12 Jan 2020 #3
I guess it has a lot to do with cleaning :) Carpets are harder to clean. Not to mention that carpet in bathroom is a bad idea. Disgusting almost.
Dougpol1 33 | 3,409
12 Jan 2020 #4
Love carpeting. I remember those in my childhood home and being in a cocoon.I have carpeted stairs, so no chance of slipping. Love a warm home, and wouldn't go for this overdone parquet style if I had the choice. Can't have carpets in downstairs rooms though because of the cat and dog(s) :( So I flagged my sitting room with stone.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,904
12 Jan 2020 #5
. Not to mention that carpet in bathroom is a bad idea. Disgusting almost

Not almost!
Is disgusting....... only Brits do this.....but not me :-)
Jake Ryan
13 Jan 2020 #6
Yeah but good for grips on stairs. A famous Bulgarian lady recently slipped on her stairs and died. She didn't have British-style carpet as bare stairs are popular here.
Atch 17 | 2,996
13 Jan 2020 #7
Can one buy it in Poland?

The probem is not buying it but fitting it. It needs to be done by a professional carpet fitter and you're not likely to find many of those in Poland for small domestic jobs. There must be some who do hotels etc but it's not like the UK where you can get a thousand square foot house fitted from top to bottom in a day! They can even do it with the furniture in the room, I've seen them in action.

Carpet on a stairs can actually be quite dangerous especially if it's too thick and smooth in texture. You need a nice hard wearing corded Berber or similar that's not to thick and gives a bit of grip underfoot.

I have even seen carpets in British bathrooms!

It used to be very common, you hardly see it at all nowadays. It was popular in the USA too, especially in the 1970s, considered a sign of luxury.
mafketis 21 | 7,607
13 Jan 2020 #8
. It was popular in the USA too, especially in the 1970s

I don't know if it was that popular. I only remember seeing one motel bathroom with it (and the next year it was gone). Where I'm from (hot humid south) it would turn into an algae fungus factory within a matter of days...
Joker 1 | 1,323
13 Jan 2020 #9
Is disgusting....... only Brits do this.....but not me :-)

Are you serious? Brits have carpeting in their bathrooms! LOLOL Oh, that must stink!

It was popular in the USA too

Total BS! I have never seen this in my entire life.

I have carpeted stairs, so no chance of slipping.

This is common in the US as well, but in the bathroom is crazy.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,904
13 Jan 2020 #10
Brits have carpeting in their bathrooms!

Most don't, but I have seen it.
The carpet must go rotten after a while with all that water and steam.
Atch 17 | 2,996
13 Jan 2020 #11
Total BS! I have never seen this in my entire life.

You didn't know that Rory Gallagher fronted Taste either :)) Obviously you weren't moving in executive circles. Otherwise you might have been aware of the bathroom carpet craze in the USA :D

Here you go:

reddit.com/r/vintageads/comments/70zf8o/the_end_of_the_naked_bathroom_sears_bathroom/

The ad below features not only carpeted bathrooms but the dreaded toilet cover.
clickamericana.com/topics/home-garden/top-10-terrible-fuzzy-toilet-covers-from-the-70s

thehousehuntingblog.com/post/164281582495/i-heard-u-guys-like-carpeted-bathrooms-so-i-made-a
Lenka 3 | 1,696
13 Jan 2020 #12
I like wall to wall carpeting in bedrooms. Generally wooden floor always look more elegant in my opinion and are easier to keep clean so perfect for living rooms, dining rooms . Putting them in hallways is not very practical. Not to mention carpets in pubs...Will never like that :)

Most of the time people put their carpet down themselves in Poland. That's what we did anytime we were changing them. No stairs though.
Joker 1 | 1,323
13 Jan 2020 #13
Well it was heavily marketed and advertised in the USA so

Yet, nobody wants it or has purchased it, but in The UK sales are booming or should we say stinkin!

Renew your bathroom with our extraordinary range of bathroom carpets.

carpetright.co.uk/carpets/room-type/bathroom

The British have an obsession to carpet. Carpet can be seen in entering the British airport in pubs and administrative buildings, to bathrooms.

jonworth.eu/british-obsessions-carpet/

a lovely, lovely person, God rest his soul.

Why so lovely?

Wasn't he a drunk and drug attic that died from liver failure? Just because he happened to be Irish doesnt make him a Saint!

keep to the topic of the thread please
kondzior 10 | 961
14 Jan 2020 #14
I wonder how is this carpeting called

In Polish it is called "wykładzina dywanowa".
Joker 1 | 1,323
15 Jan 2020 #15
Heres an interesting article...."Bacteria's Paradise" or British Carpets

I never see a carpeted bathroom in America. However, there is plenty of evidence about the popularity of carpeted bathrooms in the UK.

"As slippers are unusual in Great Britain, having a soft carpet while you are sitting in the "throne", make us feel like kings and queens."

"You become a royalty person when visiting a British carpeted bathroom"

madeinbritainblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/bacterias-paradise-or-british-carpets/

Does it really make you feel closer to Royalty????



Atch 17 | 2,996
15 Jan 2020 #16
Heres an interesting article.

Written by a foreign student who thinks Brits don't have slippers - hilarious!

Does it really make you feel closer to Royalty????

It seems that was the case for Americans with their fake 'historic' homes and carpeted bathrooms.

"When I was a young girl living in Lafayette, Louisiana, one of my favorite things to do was go with my mother to the Parade of Homes. Those early '90s show houses were wonderful in my eyes: soaring foyers, big Palladian windows, and giant, luxurious bathrooms-covered in carpet. "

apartmenttherapy.com/why-did-anyone-think-carpet-in-the-bathroom-was-a-good-idea-257122
johnny reb 20 | 4,130
15 Jan 2020 #17
It was popular in the USA too, especially in the 1970s, considered a sign of luxury.

Atch paleez.......lol, hardly.

Lafayette, Louisiana

Lafayette is Cajun country. (Blacks mixed with the French people) so I guess it is possible as they aren't the brightest people in America.

NEVER have I seen carpet in a bathroom and I used one at least six times a day in the 70's living in at least six different States.

I have tile in mine, with a small throw rug, so I can use bleach water to clean and kill any bacteria or mold that may want to grow in a damp area.

The water tank on the throne sweats in the hot summer from the ice cold well water that fills it, the shower always splatters water out of it and boys can't help but splatter when they take a leak just inviting bacteria and mold to grow.

The stench after a month would be unbearable and most likely encourage the house dog and cat to start using it for their relief also.

Only one word for a carpeted bathroom......"YUK !" especially if you have kids.
OP Boleslav1
15 Jan 2020 #18
Guys, thank you but we've gone offtopic. I like both Polish and British cultures, so a I'd like a fusion in my home of both.
Joker 1 | 1,323
15 Jan 2020 #19
. I like both Polish and British cultures,

Same here and I find very interesting to see the differences in the way we live.

I like how they build homes in Poland, nice and solid, all brick instead of wood.

Americans with their fake 'historic' homes and carpeted bathrooms.

More rubbish from the old decrepit UK where the sun seldom shines, lol

encourage the house dog and cat to start using it for their relief also.

Hahaha, but would they really notice or would it blend in with the rest of the stank.....
Atch 17 | 2,996
2 hrs ago #20
I never see a carpeted bathroom in America.



  • House in Minnesota, built in 1980, was on the market in 2014 with this lovely carpeted bathroom :)


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