Does your household observe the “no shoes in the house” policy?
Muddy or wet shoes, and of course those with other nastiness on them, are one thing, but all shoes? My BIL had a shoes off in the house policy, and he vacuumed the house several times a day! If he’s that fastidious about daily vacuuming, perhaps the occasional carpet cleaning wouldn’t be out of the picture. I’m not suggesting that they let me dirty their carpet and then clean it later, but are my shoes really going to ruin your carpet?
This is in an apartment BTW, they didn’t have to sell the place later. I just don’t get it. I think I’d rather have a persons leather or rubber soled shoes on my carpet than potentially sweaty sock feet, that may or may not have some sort of fungus on them.
There’s also the issue of smelly feet. Some people have 'em. Is the potential damage done to your carpet worth the amount of embarrassment that person might suffer?
I have a friend that does this. He doesn’t have a high amount of traffic going through his house. His 3 YO kid has gone through threevacuums by trying to help.
I don’t ever plan on having such a close relationship with my carpet that I might get infected by something. I would never lick my carpet. I’ve been to many peoples houses who allow shoes indoors. Surprisingly their carpets did not look like the floor of a slaughterhouse.
So, what is your take on this? I’m especially interested in the opinions of people that do not allow shoes in the house.