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Old 02-09-2005, 03:11 PM   #11
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Wondering if I could put astro turf in mine. :) Maybe that would make clean up a snap?
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Old 02-09-2005, 03:24 PM   #12
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Think I would use some vinyl tiles or ceramic ones. As darkstream mentioned, carpet can be a fire hazzard in the kitchen. Im sure if you explain to your landlord that your concerned about a fire hazzard, then he/she would be willing to switch. Perhaps you can install the tiles and take some money off the rent for doing the work.
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:23 PM   #13
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Re: ugh carpet in the kitchen

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.... and I bought a robotic vacuum called the Roomba. It cleans whenever there is dirt and I don’t have to operate it. This way when you drop food on the floor the Roomba will start and clean up your mess while you are still cleaning. ....
I used to have something like that AP but it was a much older technology, it was called a dog. :oops:
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Old 02-09-2005, 07:35 PM   #15
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I agree with the plastic carpet protectors but I personally don’t like the way they look and often you have to nail them down (ugly). We have carpeting in our garage – I know, but you have carpet in your kitchen – and I bought a robotic vacuum called the Roomba. It cleans whenever there is dirt and I don’t have to operate it. This way when you drop food on the floor the Roomba will start and clean up your mess while you are still cleaning. Otherwise you will have to clean your spills on your hands and knees and no one deserves that punishment. Happy cooki
Amber, I have a roomba too. Love that thing. You have to jump out the way when it's coming. It's supposed to save time, but I spend more time walking around watching it.
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:53 AM   #16
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i know someone that had a roomba. the cat hated it. scared the crap out of him when he slept and it decided to clean the floor. so the cat threw up on it or pee'd on it or something, and fried the electronics. lol, smart cat...
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i know someone that had a roomba. the cat hated it. scared the crap out of him when he slept and it decided to clean the floor. so the cat threw up on it or pee'd on it or something, and fried the electronics. lol, smart cat...
ROFLMAO - I can just see the cat now ... stalking the "sleeping" Roomba!
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Old 02-11-2005, 05:39 AM   #18
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I had a large carpeted kitchen once. I put the stuff in, and it was beautiful, but what a hassle to keep clean. I swore I'd never do it again. I now have tile and don't even want a throw rug in my prep area. I agree that if you can't have it removed/replaced, the plastic might be the solution.
Good point about fire hazard, that would never have occurred to me.

Would those robotic things run smoothly over the plastic runners?
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