The two main things that flooring for education projects must do are simple: work hard and look great. Now, although it is simply put, the actual journey of finding the perfect flooring can be a bit more challenging. Fortunately, we have created a guide to make that process a little more seamless and in the best cases, enjoyable!
Before diving into this design adventure, we want to quickly mention what we consider to be the most crucial piece of advice. Always consult with a Trinity Surfaces design professional before taking the plunge. With decades of experience under our belts, we are happy to provide the support that is needed to make the right flooring choice for education.
Okay, let’s get to the really good stuff! Here are some things to analyze when shopping for the right flooring for education projects.
Consider these elements
The psychological impacts of interior design are no secret. Flooring affects whatever space it is installed in. Flooring for an education project is arguably one of the most important to reflect on- when it comes to how the product affects the functionality of a space. So, when browsing flooring products for education facilities, keep these considerations in mind:
- Longevity- get to know the best products that stand up to high traffic, moisture, and overall intense use. Find out what material is going to be the best, in the long-term, for your education project’s needs.
- Sustainability- take note of which products are eco-friendly. Chances are, if the product is good for the earth, it’s probably good for students and staff.
- Safety- research the safest flooring products that combat bacteria, slips/falls, and absorption.
- Acoustics- with sound, look for flooring products that absorb it best. Carpet has always been the typical go-to, but now, rubber and LVT options can also fit the bill.
Check on warranties
Once you find a product that seems like a good fit, research the coverage that comes with it. Warranties matter and with something that promises to get a ton of wear and tear, it is important to make sure the flooring is covered. During your research, be sure to get clarity on the warranty and its limits from the manufacturer themselves. Ask questions, take notes, and open a line of communication with who you talked to. Now, you’ll have a direct line to the people who know the product (and its warranty coverage) best!
Focus on functionality
When push comes to shove, functionality and flooring’s ability to get the job done is the most important characteristic. Take your project scope and make a list of factors that will serve it best, using our list above. Then, research our quality products and compare them to see which one is best suited for your project.
Another thing to remember when it comes to flooring for education is the maintenance. Simply put: the easier a floor is to maintain, the better suited it is for an education design. No matter what the chosen surface solution is, there will always be the need for daily maintenance. However, when browsing products, it is important to note just how much daily maintenance each flooring takes.
Remember, above all else, the key to picking the perfect flooring for education is working together with an expert. Two great minds are always better than one, so be sure to check in with a Trinity Surfaces team member before settling on a final decision. This way, you can be confident in having picked the very best product for your project.
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This post was written by Rachel Jolley