"A not-so-boring history of flooring"

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Posted by Dave on December 03, 19104 at 20:49:27:

I enjoy reading articles about the history of flooring, which often begin with hardwood floors being replaced (usually just covered fortunately) by carpet with the invention of broadloom. However, the article "A not-so-boring history of flooring" by Sharon J. Huntington published in the May 18, 2004 edition of the Christian Science Monitor goes back a bit further.

What does the oldest known woven carpet date back to? What kind of floors did Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans use? Ever heard of "floor cloths" popular in the 1600s? Wonder how the phrase "Snug as a bug in a rug" originated?

Fun and informative reading. Here is a link to the article online: www.csmonitor.com/2004/0518/p18s02-hfks.html

Enjoy and have a good weekend,
Dave Spreen

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