Choosing the right flooring options for your school can be difficult. With children involved there can be significant risks for damage, wear, and safety features. Finding materials that are durable and safe is critical, but there’s more to it than that. Depending on the age range of your students, you may want to consider options that allow for creative customization and color.
When students enter a classroom there are many factors that they notice, you might be surprised to learn that even flooring can affect their attention and focus. If your flooring is too loud, for instance, it may distract them. Likewise, if it is too plain, you may be missing out on an opportunity for usefulness. When looking for classroom flooring options look for materials that have proven durability and slip resistance, are low maintenance, water, and stain resistant, and easy to clean to prevent the holding of allergens. When possible, options that allow for color variability and easy changing of only damaged areas are perfect for classrooms with younger students.
Finding the right flooring for your hallways is perhaps even more of a challenge than classrooms. Hallways need to be incredibly durable, easy to clean, and visually stimulating as they are one of the most visible parts of your school. Materials should always be slip resistant, and customization is critical. Along with features like your school logo, your hallway tiles can be used to designate line-up areas for easier class organization.
Your gym may be used for an extensive range of activities such as school function and dances, science fairs, basketball, yoga, and more. With this level of variability you need a floor that can handle it all – from dropped weights, overflowing volcanos, and dribbling basketballs. Epoxy flooring systems and seamless flooring systems are two of the most common options as they are durable and easy to maintain as well as being cost effective.
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