The Beautiful Floor of the Penthouse of Aquarius
The renovation of the Aquarius Condo hallways continues. In the penthouses’ floors the work is almost finished. The top floor of Aquarius towers got beautiful porcelain tiles. This material is not just aesthetically pleasant, modern, resilient. It is also very practical, easy to clean, easy to maintain.
In these times of pandemic, the hard floor of porcelain does not accumulate dust, mold or mildew. As it is well known one of the major vulnerabilities of COVID-19 19 is any respiratory tract illness. So, the lucky residents of the penthouse floors have one less source of problems.
The old carpets were removed in 2017. The reason for removal was their contamination with mold and mildew. The carpets were also stained, dusty, with bad odor, unattractive. Carpet an old fashion material that should never be used in a seashore property.
Mr. Buck, the President of the Board informed that Aquarius would not go back to the carpet flooring. After all, Aquarius is next to the sandy beach. It is almost impossible not to bring some sand when coming back from an ocean dive. In addition, Aquarius has a growing population of pets. Accidents are inevitable. The repair of carpet is almost impossible. The trash rooms are far away from some units. Again, plastic bags often leak and fat and other contaminants that are so easy to clean on a hard floor become a great problem on carpet.
Unfortunately, it seems that only the ground floor and the penthouse will have the sanitary easy to maintain hard floors. The rest it seems will have to live with a material so dated and improper for a by-the-sea residence where we have dogs and are subject to incidents like the one that forced a removal of the old carpet. Is this rational?
Scroll for four pictures of the penthouse hallways. Better yet personally go to the penthouse and be surprised and amazed with a splendorous mold and mildew free floor treatment!
One last thought. The proponents of carpet use porcelain or marble in their homes. Isn’t ironic that someone would find carpet adequate for Aquarius common areas?