The Portland International Airport's carpet has a huge cult following (#pdxcarpet on Instagram), three Twitter accounts, and even its own line of socks and shirts. "The carpet covers over 14 acres throughout the terminal," reports PDXCarpet.com, "the equivalent of 10 Portland city blocks."
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In 1987, SRG Architects took on the carpet design because of the annoying clicking clacking noises on the hard airport floors. The floors were also very plain and very dull while the airport wanted to make the place cozier for welcoming people home.
They didn't want the carpet colors to be boring and they wanted to bring in the fun colors and feel of the northwest. The final pattern, according to portlandmonthlymag.com, "corresponded to Portland's intersecting North-South runways, as seen from the control tower."
The Port of Portland had to think carefully about the future of the carpet because it has sentimental value to the community as a whole and we are extremely flattered that they chose us. We will take the best care of the carpet that we can and will work hard to make these repurposed welcome mats and rugs into products that you will enjoy.
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