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The Thrill of Carpeting

Readers with a profound sense of kitsch and an eye for underfoot furnishing should pay a visit to David G Schwartz’s Gallery of Casino Carpets. Nine photographic galleries record the flair, ingenuity and staggeringly bad taste to be found at one’s feet in casinos from Vegas to the riverboats of St Louis.

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It seems to me that Indian casinos have some of the most eye-catching floor coverings. But while they’re certainly worth stopping to admire, they’re perhaps a little too... high gear for the floors at Thompson Towers.

David G Schwartz is the author of Roll the Bones, the History of Gambling. (H/T, Coudal Partners.)

Comments

Niko K

Well, they're intentionally that ugly so that you spend less time walking or watching the floor and more time actually playing.

David

I’m not sure I’d say they’re ugly as such, but I wouldn’t want to be in the same room with them for prolonged periods. For some reason I’m reminded of the “LSD carpet” scene in Terry Gilliam’s film, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

Franklin

I would say that they are ugly as such.

David

Harsh. Is this where we discover you’re a huge fan of linoleum and contoured vinyl?

Franklin

I'm into slate tiles these days.

Hardwood Floors

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