Hints & Tips
Selecting school flooringÂ can be extremely challenging. From health and safety considerations to cost, here are just a few things to take into account before making your decision.
Health & Safety
When looking for the right school flooring, health and safety should be a key consideration. By selecting a non-slippery surface you can minimise the risk of slips, trips and falls, while an easy-to-clean surface will help you abide by hygiene standards.
The last thing you want is school flooringÂ that gets dirty really quickly or takes hours to clean.
Unless youâ€™re carrying out your renovations during the school holidays, youâ€™ll probably need a type of flooring thatâ€™s quick and easy to install. That way you can keep disruption to a minimum and carry on with lessons as usual.
If youâ€™re looking for flooring which can be easily replaced due to wear and tear, tiled carpet could be ideal. Since individual tiles can be replaced rather than the whole carpet, itâ€™s easy to install and thereâ€™s no need to remove every piece of furniture to make way for your carpet fitter.
Although safety, practicality and durability are likely to be your main priorities, the appearance of your flooring does play a role too. Whether youâ€™re redecorating a classroom or looking for ways to make the library more bright and inspiring, selecting the right flooring can be a great way to transform an old space.
Faced with tight budgets and limitations, the cost of school flooring is likely to be one of your main priorities. But although you may prefer to devote as much money as possible to new computers and sports equipment, avoid going for the cheapest flooring option you can find.
Really cheap flooring may end up costing you more in the long run. It could cause more accidents, be a nightmare to clean, and last yearsâ€™ less than flooring thatâ€™s made to stand the test of time.
At Wilmac Flooring we sell and fit high quality, durable and safe Â flooring. Whether youâ€™re looking for carpets, vinyl flooring, karndean, laminate, hardwood or non-slip safety flooring, our experienced fitters can help you find the right flooring for your circumstances.
To see an example of a recent project we undertook for Bishops Blue Coat High School please follow this link, or see the image below of a sports hall floor we completed for a local school:
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