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    You go into any shop normally and there's some form of background noise, maybe people talking, scanner beeps, whatever. But you go into any carpet shop and it's always just eerie silence. No background noise, nobody speaks.
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    there's always classical music though
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    Theres a carpet shop near where i live...no one ever goes in from what i can see but its still in business...
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    (Original post by Mayhem™)
    there's always classical music though
    That's no excuse to treat the place like a library or church tho

    this has been keeping me up at night for years
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    The carpets absorb all the sound.
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    Perhaps they just aren't busy enough with customers to generate much noise
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    Think about a kitchen or bathroom with a tiled floor: chances are if you were to talk in it, there would be an echo. Think about a room with a carpet: it has much less of that echo. Even that same room without a carpet would be have something of an echo.

    The fibres of the carpet bounce around the sound waves until the energy is transferred into heat (although this is by such a small amount that it would be near-impossible for a human to detect it).

    Slightly less scientifically, there are fewer people there and they speak much more quietly because of the quiet room, so... take your pick!
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    I love the smell of carpet shops!!
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    They are all fronts for weapons trafficking
    #staywoke
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    (Original post by Orange s0da)
    They are all fronts for weapons trafficking
    #staywoke
    I think this is the most legit explanation tbf sod the science stuff
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    I go to the local Carpetright for a quick afternoon snooze.
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    because it's full of carpet munchers
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    why not
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    Before you buy a carpet, you need to know a little more about it. One of the best in the world are considered to be oushak rugs. You may have guessed that this is an Oriental style. But carpets of Eastern production have always been a luxury item. Patterns on oushak rugs are very original and unique.
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    (Original post by Walter Powell)
    Before you buy a carpet, you need to know a little more about it. One of the best in the world are considered to be oushak rugs. You may have guessed that this is an Oriental style. But carpets of Eastern production have always been a luxury item. Patterns on oushak rugs are very original and unique.
    Thank you for using my 2 year old thread to impart this wisdom unto us all.
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    Nobody wants to draw attention to themselves and then get stuck with a pushy salesperson who tries to force the best commission deals for themselves on to you. aka overpriced underlay, tile sealant, cleaning products, protectors etc.
 
 
 
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