Birds and Carpeting

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Birds and Carpeting

Post by John Green » Mon, 28 May 2001 11:11:22



I know I've read something about carpeting being harmful to birds when you
first put it in your house. I can't remember all the details about it, can
somebody help me out?? Thanks!!
 
 
 

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Post by Fran » Mon, 28 May 2001 11:16:53


It's called "outgassing".  Do a web search on that word for more info
than you ever want to know, e.g. http://www.hhinst.com/Artfloor.html

: I know I've read something about carpeting being harmful to birds when you
: first put it in your house. I can't remember all the details about it, can
: somebody help me out?? Thanks!!
:
:

 
 
 

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Post by matt webe » Mon, 28 May 2001 15:55:20


On Sat, 26 May 2001 21:11:22 -0500, "John Greene"

Quote:

>I know I've read something about carpeting being harmful to birds when you
>first put it in your house. I can't remember all the details about it, can
>somebody help me out?? Thanks!!

A lot of lower and midprice carpets are made by gluing the tufts into
the backing. The result is the carpeting, especially if it is made of
synethetic materials like acrylic often still contains significant
amounts of industrial solvents, and that's the odor you get with many
synthetic new carpets.
 
 
 

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Post by John Cormie » Mon, 28 May 2001 15:55:22



Quote:
> It's called "outgassing".  Do a web search on that word for more info
> than you ever want to know, e.g. http://www.hhinst.com/Artfloor.html

Almost makes me want to rip the carpeting out right now....
Actually am planning on doing just that & putting in new tile but that will
have to wait until the end of this VERY busy semester...
 
 
 

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Post by Alex Clayt » Tue, 29 May 2001 00:10:57


It "out gases" when installed. At the factory it comes out very fast and
is rolled tight. Then the first time it is unrolled and installed, it
lets go of all the trapped gases. Good idea to let the house air out a
bit after installation.



I know I've read something about carpeting being harmful to birds when
you first put it in your house. I can't remember all the details about
it, can somebody help me out?? Thanks!!

 
 
 

Birds and Carpeting

Post by Frog » Tue, 29 May 2001 01:41:08



Quote:

> Almost makes me want to rip the carpeting out right now....
> Actually am planning on doing just that & putting in new tile but that
will
> have to wait until the end of this VERY busy semester...

  And after you get the tile laid, you will probably hate it.  I moved from
a house where there was all carpet...including the area I kept my birds in.
When we were shopping for a new home, I was determined to have a tiled bird
area.  We finally found the one that was everythin we wanted, including a
tiled in informal dining room.  I only need but so many places to eat, so
that tunred into the bird area.  It is centrally located, so it is perfect
for that use.
  After I had been in the home, with the birds, for about two weeks, I
decided I utterly hated the tile.  Seed, toys, everything bounces
everywhere.  A puff of wind sends a feather skittering across the floor, it
was dreadful.  But it was nice to be able to mop and keep the floor cleaner
than carpet.  So I comprimised.  I bought level loop indoor/outdoor
carpeting.  I cut it into squares that were about a foot bigger on each side
than the aprons of the bird cages.  Now, most seed and feathers hits the
carpet and stays, but I can take the carpet outside, hose it off and let it
dry in the sun.  It looks much neater than bare floor since my birds will
sit on their cage apron and bomb the floor.  The carpet helps to hide it
until I can take it outside to hose it off.
 
 
 

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Post by Jessic » Tue, 29 May 2001 06:13:49



Quote:
> Almost makes me want to rip the carpeting out right now....
> Actually am planning on doing just that & putting in new tile but
that will
> have to wait until the end of this VERY busy semester...

Be careful with certain types of tiling, also.  We had some vinyl
flooring installed a few months ago and it stunk to high heaven!  I
ended up with the birds at the sister-in-law's house for a few days
until the smell aired out a bit.

Jessica
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Post by John Cormie » Tue, 29 May 2001 12:25:04



Quote:
> Be careful with certain types of tiling, also.  We had some vinyl
> flooring installed a few months ago and it stunk to high heaven!  I
> ended up with the birds at the sister-in-law's house for a few days
> until the smell aired out a bit.

Yeah, that's going to be one of the considerations when I do it. (Tile has
adhesive too :)    Won't be for awhile though...I'm so busy these days that
about the only thing I do to keep my sanity is read this ng, play w/the
birdies, & sleep....(uhh, scratch that last one most nights).

Also I appreciate all the insight on the carpeting v. tile, Frogz. Still
going to do it though (when the time is right) as there's no way I can sell
this house with the carpet I got in it right now (other reasons besides
birdies). Only thing is, I'll probably not want to sell it once the new tile
is in for quite some time. But the idea about the throw rugs is a great
one...will keep that in mind when the time comes.