When schools are being built, many factors are considered, such as what is the best classroom layout to facilitate learning, where should the emergency exits be placed, how do we ensure school safety, and where should the common areas be placed, such as the gym and cafeteria, to avoid bottlenecks in traffic and be accessible to all. Architects for schools most definitely have their hands full. Surprisingly, one often-forgotten and overlooked feature is the school’s flooring. After all, flooring is used all day long by everyone who enters the school. This entails hundreds or even thousands of footfalls throughout the course of a day. Multiply that by approximately 185 school days in a year, and that’s a lot of use!
PPI Flooring is Orlando’s top-rated epoxy flooring company. We offer epoxy floor coatings, flooring repair and maintenance, industrial floor systems, concrete polishings, and more. Our mission is to provide your home, business, warehouse, or school with beautiful, durable flooring that is non-slip, easy to maintain, and long-lasting. Below, we’ll take a look at the importance of quality flooring in our modern school system. Contact our epoxy flooring company to get started today!
THE IMPORTANCE OF QUALITY FLOORING IN OUR MODERN SCHOOL SYSTEM
Health & Wellness
Many people don’t consider the health impact of flooring. Many schools choose carpeted classrooms, especially elementary schools, because of the amount of time that children spend on the floor. However, kids being kids spill drinks and food constantly. Not only is this hard to clean up, but if it’s not noticed and cleaned up, you could be looking at mold or mildew forming. In addition, carpet holds allergens and pollutants, which can be tracked in on shoes. These can be a health hazard to those with respiratory conditions, such as asthma.
When you have hundreds of children gathered in one place, you are bound to have problems with noise control. After all, kids are loud and exuberant. But when it comes time to get to work, you want a peaceful environment that promotes learning. Plus, kids at the back of the room have a harder time hearing the teacher due to how sound travels in general. Thus, you want a flooring that supports not only noise abatement, but also the travel of sound. Epoxy floor coatings are a mixture of a resin and a hardener that then adheres to concrete flooring. This extra layer helps to mitigate sound that you would hear from just the concrete floor alone.
Slips, trips, and falls are a real hazard that send many to the hospital every year. This is one reason why the teacher is always telling kids not to run in the hallways. Our epoxy floor coating system offers a non-slip surface because it keeps moisture out. This helps to keep everyone safe while at school. In addition, anything errant on the floor will stand out, from spilled water to other tripping hazards.
It’s a well-known fact that light-colored flooring reflects light in a room and makes it brighter. If kids are straining to see in a classroom because of poor lighting quality, this can lead to eye strain and to fatigue as they strain to see the whiteboard or the front of the classroom. Epoxy floor coatings by PPI Flooring in Orlando come in a wide variety of colors, including light colors that can help make classrooms bright and conducive to learning.
You probably spend a good deal of your time cleaning your home — and that’s just for a few people who come and go. Now imagine trying to clean a place where hundreds of kids gather every single day. That’s a lot of dirt, grime, spills, and food particles to clean up. Epoxy floor coatings have a resin finish that allows moisture to sit on top of the surface. This makes it extremely easy to wipe clean and mop up spills. There are also no cracks or crevices for food bits or dirt to hide in since epoxy is one, smooth finish.
CHOOSE PPI FLOORING FOR YOUR SCHOOL TODAY
The environment that children are in plays a big role in their education. Being comfortable, having good light, being able to hear, and ensuring good indoor air quality is a big factor in children’s learning, in addition to the material being taught. The choice of flooring material most definitely can play a role in education, and it should be a consideration when you are looking to build a school or remodel an older school.
PPI Flooring in Orlando offers the best epoxy floor coatings for schools. Epoxy floor coatings are durable, strong, safe, eco-friendly, and resistant to stains and water. We have over 25 years of experience installing more than 10,000,000 sq. ft of epoxy floor coatings and resurfacers. You can choose the color you want and the floor options as well, such as antimicrobial or non-skid resistance. We work quickly and efficiently to ensure your epoxy floor installation is on-time. That being said, we also ensure the job is done right, so you have a beautiful flooring system for years to come.
Having a flooring that is easy to care for can free up valuable time for your staff to focus on what matters most — their students. If you are interested in any of our epoxy floor coatings for your school, call our team for a free estimate today!