Originally Posted by MrssBass
I've never heard of about less protection with carpet. Explain, please.
leather will prevent moisture, rain, and spilled drinks from reaching and soaking into the wood. leather can take a blow like dropping something on it better than carpet can. leather does not collect dust like carpet does. plus it seems to look nicer than carpet in many peoples opinion.
as for me, i like to paint mine with thick non-skid black. it soaks into and seals the wood, provides a very strong texture, and if it does get a blemish its real easy to spot paint the damages. the new non-skid seems to blend in with the older painted non-skid. the 1 major down side is it takes a bit of skin with it if you rub against it to hard. hence is 1 of the many reasons that i made up stickers saying (do not fu__ing touch) and put them on the box and my amps.
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