Educational establishments comprise of many different types of environments, but what they all have in common is a high footfall.
Safety, durability and soundproofing are required in both classrooms and practical teaching workplaces such as domestic science kitchens and art, woodwork and metalwork rooms.
FineLine Flooring works with leading safety flooring manufacturers to provide practical flooring solutions for the education sector.
Quiet flooring for classrooms
As well as being hardwearing and safe, the flooring in a classroom should help to create a peaceful place to study.
Carpet tiles are a popular option as they’re non-slip, durable and quiet. They eliminate the sound of scraping chairs, and they reduce noise from dozens of feet tramping in and out.
Plus, carpet tiles have the added benefit of being easily replaced in areas that become worn, such as beneath desks, without having to replace the whole floor.
Versatile flooring for sports halls
In a school sports hall, where all sorts of activities take place, you need a flooring solution that cuts down on noise and reduces the impact of falls.
We supply flooring from leading manufacturer, Gerflor, who specialises in solutions for the education sector. Their Tarasafe safety flooring can be applied with a Sparclean surface treatment for extreme resistance to soiling and staining.
Gerflor’s Taraflex sports flooring has been the preferred indoor sports flooring solution for over 60 years, offering the durability and practicality required for a multifunctional school hall.
Safe surfaces for practical studies
When it comes to practical studies, your flooring needs to have safety features specific to that environment. For example, where there’s a high risk of slippage, you need non-slip flooring that will minimise risks.
In a domestic science kitchen, a vinyl flooring solution that will resist stains and is easy to clean is an ideal option. Altro is a manufacturer that designs flooring that provides the highest levels of slip resistance when in contact with grease, oils and fats. Their collection also includes floor coverings that can drastically reduce the risk of slipping on water.
For science labs and industrial-type settings, you need safety flooring that will stand up to mechanical damage. Tarkett is a well-known flooring brand that offers high quality durable flooring. Safetred Universal Plus, Tarkett’s most heavy-duty safety floorcovering, is ideal for industrial-type environments.
Easy clean flooring for communal areas
In communal areas, vinyl is a practical option as it’s hygienic and easy to clean.
A significant advantage of vinyl is that it provides a high degree of cushioning and noise reduction. In an educational setting, it can be combined with a rubber underlay to soften impact and reduce noise even more.
Vinyl tiles are great for communal areas such as hallways or canteens as they’re slip-resistant and hardwearing, able to withstand heavy footfall on a daily basis.
Forbo is a leading flooring manufacturer with functional vinyl floor coverings that provide a comfortable ambience as well as offering the resilience needed for communal spaces.
Do you need practical and safe flooring for your educational facility?
FineLine Flooring specialises in the supply and installation of flooring solutions for commercial sectors.
Our flooring installers are all CSCS registered and monitored to the highest standards. We meet all health and safety guidelines and are fully covered for commercial and employer’s liability insurance.