Here in old Blighty it is quite common to put carpet on the floors of bathrooms, especially in student accomodation; our landlord, for example, is particularly fond of them. I’m not - I’m bloody not, in fact, and it is very uncomfortable having to always keep an eye out for water spills. As the carpet in our bathroom needs replacing, I am hoping to convince him to use something else this time, such as linoleum or tiles, that is more hygienic and possibly more enduring.
Can you give me some suggestion on how to convince him? Unfortunately “please” doesn’t work, and, even if he’s quite a good, approachable guy, he has a very definite idea on what to spend on his property, so saying “I really don’t like it” doesn’t work. Anything I can tell him? Hard facts on the lack of hygiene?