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Metro to change from carpet to flooring, WMATA says

1:36 PM, Nov 22, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA9)-- Metro is about to get a makeover.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is making moves to replace existing carpet with newer "slip-resistant resilient flooring" that will last longer than carpet, according to a news release.  

The change in flooring comes after Metro got feedback from customers who said they "strongly preferred"  flooring to carpet, citing cleanliness. And it's true. The dirt and spills that seep into the carpet each day will bounce right off of the new resilient flooring.  Maintenance crews will also be able to clean the new floors more easily than the carpet.  

Riders will find another benefit to the new flooring: the new floors will reflect the interior and exterior light, making your ride a bit brighter. 

Changes can be expected to be completed over the next two years on all 5000-and 6000-series cars. The new flooring has already been installed in over a dozen cars.  

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