Resilient Flooring for Schools: Why and Where

Schools are almost like a sanctuary for the youth, where they usually feel safe to roam around and socialise with other children. Because of this, administrators need to maintain a safe environment.

One of the parts of the school that needs to be monitored and developed is the flooring. A resilient flooring is designed to hold up in demanding environments, regardless of how huge the footfall of the area. Its stain and water resistance make it a popular choice for busy school spaces. For many years, vinyl composition tiles have been the most popular and affordable flooring choice for schools. However, resilient rubber tiles have recently made developments and has successfully made its way into the education industry. We have compiled a few ideas on how best to take advantage of them.

Why

For the most part, resilient flooring offers immediate relief for installers in order to meet the specific demands of school installations. While being a lot less expensive than traditional tiles, resilient flooring is often more efficient to install. one of the perks of choosing resilient flooring is that it helps stay within school renovation budgets, in terms of both time and money.

  • Vinyl Composition Tile: For many school installations, vinyl composition provides the perfect balance of affordability, durability and style. If you have visited a hardware store recently, you may have noticed that it has the lowest initial purchase price of resilient floorings and is available in an extensive list of colours and styles. Children in school are always in a hurry and areas tend to get crowded. Vinyl is very efficient as it resists wear and tear and is able to withstand heavy traffic in school corridors.
  • Resilient Rubber Tile: These tiles have become popular for schools in the past few years because of the aesthetic possibilities. Although it can be a more expensive than the vinyl composition tile, rubber flooring materials usually have a “no wax” surface, which is preferable if you are planning to reduce long-term maintenance costs. Aside from economic reasons, it will also help the environment if you choose this type because it is made of recycled tyres. More points for your school’s sustainable agenda.

Where

  • Vinyl Composition Tile: Because it can withstand both heavy wheel and foot traffic, vinyl composition tiles are used in the majority of schools, in hallways, classrooms, and even cafeterias. Many brands have developed vinyl composition tiles with non-slip, non-scuff qualities, which is perfect for gymnasiums.
  • Resilient Rubber Tile: Previously ,rubber flooring was only available in black, and only used in spaces where people don’t normally notice what they are standing on. However, because it is now made available in an extensive list of colours, rubber tiles have found their way into conservative institutions and creative areas like schools and universities. Today, new rubber tiles repel grease and oil, which is why cafeterias choose this type of flooring.

Choosing a bad quality of floor tile may lead to safety hazards for students. These hazards are not only potentially dangerous for students, but costly for the school. With that in mind, consider the environmental conditions of the area when selecting your adhesive to help ensure its success. Look for an adhesive with the right strength necessary to prevent gapping and other forms of discrepancies.

Nailsea Flooring offers a wide range of services, including fitting flooring, covering carpets, vinyl, LVT (Karndean) and hard flooring for both commercial and domestic use. For inquiries, you may contact us at
07970 105791.

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