Yes, I do want hard floors in my hallway at Aquarius – almost 30 notes wish we had hard floors
Here are a few comments on the post “The Beautiful Floor of the Penthouse of Aquarius” on the aquariusuno.com site.
I have not included the number of people that stop me at hallways to emphasize how much they strongly dislike the idea of going back to mold prone carpeting. Carpeting promotes allergies, COPD, bronchitis and many other respiratory ailments. These health problems make you vulnerable to Coronavirus and many other health problems. Word of the Wise: Do not play games with Covid19.
The comments are posted from with the more recent ones last.
21 Written Comments and counting, keep on reading and do not loose you hope. Tiles Now!⇓
If you wrote or called me and your name is not listed let me know
“too bad we don’t all have that elegant flooring that we are all probably paying for.
Thanks for your continued updates and information. on issues.”
Stephen Koslow #704 N
Bhagwan ‘Buck’ Gupta
“Cecilio! You should also report that it was a majority decision by the Board to have carpeting instead of tile for various reasons cited by different unit owners at the meeting. I stated my reasons in support of using tiles in the hallways, however the majority supporting carpeting prevailed.”
Bhagwan ‘Buck’ Gupta, BOD President (2016 – present) #804 S
“Thank you for your comments/pictures. We are for stone flooring.”
Simon Bolonik #405N
Fran Katz says:
I agree- Carpet harbors dust, mold and dirt.
Fran Katz #808 N
I agree with you with you 100%. From the very beginning of the renovation of the hallways, I always wanted tiles, but no one wanted to hear it. I had no choice but to give up trying.
Nury Gupta, Member of the Beautification Committee (2016-2018) #805 S
With the first leak of a water heater the new carpet will be gone. Let’s have tiles.
John Youssef, President of the BOD 2015, #1106 N
Yvana F.B. Berndsen
I had lung cancer and I have a allergic rhinitis. Carpet is a problem for my health. I hope the Board of Directors of Aquarius installs the same floor cover that was installed in the elevator landing all over the hallways. It will be a blessing.
Yvana F. B. Berndsen, Member of the Beautification Committee 2016-2017, #1005N
It would be a shame to go back to carpet. And sound should not be an issue since there are not that many rooms per floor. And people have tiles in the rooms already. What is the difference if it is in the hallways as well. We have come this far and we should finish right.
Dennis Lantigua, # 1003S
I have lived here in 1001-S for 9 years. I would say once a year there is some water leaked coming from one of the 8 condos on my floor, making a puddle in the hallway. A few years ago, the water heater broke across the hall and water came into my condo. That’s a lot of water to do that. It would still have happened if the hallway floors were tile, but there would be a long stretch of damaged carpeting in the hallway.
Plus, I have allergies, and welcome a hard surface over carpeting. I also have a little dog, and she has never had an accident. Still, I never walk her without some paper towels in my pocket in case of an accident.
Noise is not an issue. I work from home and can’t hear a thing from the hallways all this time with the bare floors, except for the custodian vacuuming the hallway.
I thought the comment about the weight for our building was funny. In that case, no one should ever fill up their bathtub when there’s a hurricane. Can you imagine the weight of 100 bathtubs filled? There is a generous safety margin designed in. Just like elevator cables have a 17X safety margin. So, don’t panic if someone overweight joins you in the elevator.
George Ottoni – #1001-S
Yes, I prefer Tile Floors in the Hallways, it is the better alternative, it will save money in the long-term.
It looks beautiful and will not harbor Mold, Mildew and Dust!
Count me in!
Sylvia Fahrner, #1401 N
Personally, I like the warmth and look of carpeting but in an old building such as ours with old pipes, the possibility of water leakage is probably more likely to happen than in a newer building. Therefore, it makes more sense to upgrade the hallways with tile.
Open to comments.
Sorgen Carole, # 1505 S
The carpet is beautiful, but tile is more pragmatic and will last longer and should not be as effected by traffic and tragedy.
Scot Bennett, CPA, # 302 S
Yes, I do want hard floor on my hallways.
Gilbert Melloul – #406 south
(voice mail transcribed by iPhone IOS operating system, inaccuracies possible)
This is Lazlo
Thank you very very much for you following this question on carpet and hard floor.
When I, at the Board meeting, asked the question Carole and the Board simply said the choice is because this is a money question. Carpet is cheaper.
This seems what governs decisions in this building. This is very unfortunate. I am very pleased you are following this. If It is possible, I vote for tiles.
Lazlo Stern, # 1106 S
I think it’s still possible to go with tile installation since the carpet hadn’t been installed.
I remember at the meeting Mr. Gupta said that tile had a slight price increase compare to carpet. I don’t remember that we voted and than it was announced that board decided to install carpet. All the data comparison is for the tile installation.
Hope the Board can revisit it’s decision and install the tile instead of carpet.
Nathan Weinstein, #807S
Putting a carpet on the floor would just destroy the looks of our beautiful hallway. We want to raise value of our building, and tile really does the job. Also agree, a little leak from water heater or a/c and mold problems would be all over.
Alex Brik, # 401N
Lariza and Leonid Blyumin
From very beginning at all board and construction meetings we ask for tile installation and support it now. Sure our community will have only benefits from tile floor (include dog’s owner) Please “Board”reconsider Your decision. All our neighbors and friends demanded tiles. Lot of younger generation moved to building past few years and tiles will make life more healthy.
Larisa and Leonid Blyumin, # 1103S.
Yes to hard floors.
Joseph Tejada, #1706-S
I agree. Tiles are the best way to go.
Teresa Manchisi, # 307 S
Anna and Gregory Yalkut
YES,YES,and YES AGAIN to tiles floors!
Anna and Gregory Yalkut, # 1007S
A few people that told me they want tiles in the Aquarius Hallways:
Maya Brodsky, # 1106 N
Leonard Finkelberg, # 1602 N
Ilya Gonorovsky, #1201 N
Arkady Chase, #PH 05 N
Gerald (Jerry) Lento, 1004
Many others declare in favor of tiles. Since I am terrible with names I just list those I can remember.
Please read the other post where residents voice their opinion in favor of carpet. Please make your voice heard. We are making a serious investment. We should be prudent. There is a say that is very a propos: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Some believe this is an Albert Einstein quote.
Meanwhile in the tasting room: The aroma is of stress… A well-balanced taste of rage and panic… No doubt it is a Merlot 2020.