Fifty homemakers' evaluation of the performance characteristics of kitchen carpet

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Delinda Reed Browning (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Clara Ridder

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to determine the homemakers' evaluation of the performance of kitchen carpet for ease of maintenance, appearance retention, and durability. Fifty homemakers who owned kitchen carpet and resided in Guilford County, North Carolina were interviewed by the investigator in April and May 1971. The data were recorded on multiple choice questionnaire forms during the interviews and reported as percentages. Chi square techniques were employed where appropriate. Ninety-two per cent of the homemakers reported that their kitchen carpet was easy to maintain. Sixty-six per cent said they had experienced difficulty cleaning one or more types of spills. The presence of children in the home was the only factor shown to have a statistically significant relationship to problems with spills at the .05 level of confidence. Ninety-six per cent of the homemakers were satisfied with the appearance of their carpet. Since two-thirds of the homemakers' carpets had been installed for less than two years, this survey could not determine the homemakers' evaluation of the durability of kitchen carpet.

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Language: English
Date: 1975

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