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shaw carpet, carpets, commercial carpets is Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal has a new artwork in the form of carpeting. Read about this project by Popular Carpet Distributors in the New York Times. If you are planning to cover 27,000 square feet of the floor of Grand Central Terminal with hallucinogenic blue-rose-patterned carpet that is not just carpet but also a major work by a renowned artist, here are a few things the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would like you to know. First, no power tools allowed inside the terminal. And nothing flammable. And no toxic glue. And if you plan to use glue, you had better make sure that not one drop touches the landmarked Tennessee marble. And if a drunken woman stumbles in at 5 a.m. and looks as if she is going to throw up on your carpet, she's your problem. Finally, if anybody trips on this carpet sorry, artwork it's also your problem. Or your lawyer's. "When I first got the call, I thought, `Either these people are crazy or they are dead serious nothing in between,' " said Peter Jaquay, the president of Popular Carpets, a Midtown company. In its 25 years as a member of the Better Business Bureau, Mr. Jaquay said, the company has never had a complaint. "And that doesn't mean we had one 26 years ago, either," he added. "We've never had one." So when the Art Production Fund, a nonprofit organization, called and said it wanted him to take a weekend rush job to carpet all of Vanderbilt Hall to fulfill the artistic vision of Rudolf Stingel, an Italian-born Conceptual artist, Mr. Jaquay's years of carpet-laying experience urged him to say no. "I came very close to just hanging up the phone," he said. "We get nuts like that all the time." But the company was persuaded, and last Thursday night it moved in 13 workers, including Mr. Jaquay, who slept in shifts and worked around the clock to carpet the hall while observing all of the terminal's strict work rules. They had to protect the marble by first laying plastic kitchen-floor covering. Atop this they put quarter-inch plywood, and finally atop this they glued the carpet. ("God forbid we should scratch the marble," Mr. Jaquay said, adding, "This glue is so safe that hummingbirds have been known to make their nests in this glue.") He said that late-night commuters would sometimes stop and say: "Hey, I heard there was supposed to be some art here. Where is it?" "And I'd say, `You're walking on it, man.' " (Doreen Remen, a founder of the Art Production Fund, said she intercepted the pale drunken woman at 5 on Sunday morning just before she wandered onto the artwork. "I asked her if she'd mind throwing up somewhere else," she said.) By yesterday morning, as tens of thousands of commuters returned to the terminal, the carpetlayers, like nylon-carpet Christos, had conquered all but a small portion at the western end of the room. Mr. Jaquay said that the work had gone pretty smoothly, considering, and that he had lost his temper only a few times like one morning when the workers were racing a deadline to finish a swath of carpet before Grand Central's doors were reopened, and Ms. Remen kept asking him nervously whether he would finish in time. "By that point, I was sick and tired of telling her everything was going to be O.K.," he said. "So I just said, `No Doreen, we're not going to make it.' But we did." All this seemed a distant memory yesterday, as the two surveyed the vast carpet and watched as commuters suddenly looked down at their feet, startled, as if they had accidentally walked into a casino. (The carpet, which will be officially unveiled on Thursday, will remain in Vanderbilt Hall, to be walked on and sat on, through July 29.) shaw carpet, carpets, commercial carpets. shaw carpet, phila carpet, philadelphia carpet, queen carpet, rug, shaw carpet, vinyl floor tile, wood floor, hardwood flooring, manhattan carpet, manhattan carpeting