Last month I went on a trip to the Lake Tahoe area. As I was sitting in the Denver airport I looked down at the carpet on Concourse C and thought to myself wow that is interesting, so I posted the image on Twitter.
This got me thinking about my trip, as if you have been to a casino you know that the carpet is less than appealing which is done on purpose (I really do hope). Some rumors I have heard on why the carpet is hideous in a casino is to keep your eyes up as you pass machines, to hide stains from drinks which fall as well as foot traffic. What most people can agree on with the carpet is that it will not be installed in your house anytime soon.
With a couple of nights in Reno prior to heading to Lake Tahoe, I made it a small project to capture some of the carpets I encountered during my trip. Are there any of these which you enjoy?
As I landed in Reno, I noticed this almost immediately leaving the airplane. (Sample A)
Now the carpet in the hotel room wasn’t too bad, but then again look what it is going against. (Sample B)
Now it was time to explore Reno. With the first stop the National Bowling Stadium however first I had to walk through the casino to get out the door. (Sample C)
and then onto the bowling stadium. (Sample D)
With some weather moving into the area, I had a small window of opportunity to head up towards Truckee, which I did to photograph some of the areas near there. After a short period of time the snow started falling and with chain restrictions quickly being which was my cue to head back to Reno to see what else I could find.
It didn’t take long to find some more candidates for my project. (Sample E)
and at the casino next door… (Sample F)
Heading towards Circus Circus in Reno, there are two distinct areas, one for the games area and the other for the gaming. I think it is obvious which one is this carpet belongs. (Sample G)
Heading back to my hotel there was still more carpets to be experienced. (Sample H)
The second part of my trip brought me to Stateline, Nevada and Lake Tahoe. If you are not familiar with the area, there are just a handful of casinos right on the Nevada/California border. The casinos are frequented usually after a day of activities around the lake, whether in the mountains or lake level. While a different clientele visits these casinos, the carpet still is similar to what was found in Reno. (Sample J)
With the following carpet there was the nice pattern, and it almost looked like it would be a good opportunity for a match game. (Sample K)
Lastly, the following carpet was found in a transition between two casinos. (Sample L)
Did you have a favorite of the carpet samples above? Did you go for patterns or colors?