Flooring


Carrie Busey Elementary School library carpet tile. Credit: Scott Berman

Components & Materials

It’s All in the Details: Walls, Ceilings and Floors

Walls, ceilings and floors, along with all interior and other building elements, must meet budgetary, acoustic, resilience, sustainability and maintenance requirements, with builders weighing such factors and others. Here are some ways that schools are making their interiors stand out.

Fabricate, the new carpet collection by designer Jhane Barnes.

Flooring

Tarkett Launches New Carpet Collection by Designer Jhane Barnes

Tarkett, a flooring and sports surface solutions company, launched a new carpet collection in partnership with menswear designer Jhane Barnes.

Campus is a Bauhaus-inspired collection of carpet tiles offering a range of patterns and tones for different spaces.

Flooring

Shaw Contract Adds New Carpet Tiles, LVT to Flooring Lineup

Shaw Contract has launched two new flooring lines for education institutions.

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K-12 High-Traffic Areas

Flooring and the Impact It Has On K-12 Learning Environments

This article originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Guest Viewpoint

Turnkey Renovation Solutions for A+ Aesthetics

A few solutions to minimize renovation costs and support sustainablity goals.

This article originally appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Field House

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

The Flexible Field House

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management October 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

concrete floors

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Concrete Floors Deliver the 'Wow' Factor

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management October 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Colorful floors. Quiet hallways.

How Interface LVT brought peace of mind to the Reading Friends school building

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management September 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.



rubber flooring

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Winter Meets Its Match

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management September 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Healthy Schools

New Jersey SDA Requiring Certification for Flooring to Protect Against Mercury

Following the discovery this spring of mercury vapors emanating from the floors of several school buildings in New Jersey, the state will begin requiring mercury-free certification for all flooring installed in schools.

UC Riverside

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

University Improves Carpet Care

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management July/August 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Trends

View From the Industry

Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments.

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management July/August 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Christopher Newport Hall at Christopher Newport University

Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Connecting to Campus

Thoughtfully designing the high-traffic areas that define your campus plays a crucial role in establishing your institution's identity.

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management June 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Floors Need Special Care

Nearly all flooring surfaces in a school facility can be considered 'high traffic areas.'

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management June 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Impact On Learning

University of Indianapolis

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management April/May 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

hamilton

Impact On Learning

Positive Learning Spaces in Hamilton City School District

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management April/May 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Coppin State University

Stonhard Provides Quick, Cost-Effective Flooring for Coppins' Physical Education Complex

Stonhard guaranteed a long-lasting, decorative floor system that could be installed quickly and at a fraction of the cost of the originally specified polished concrete.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

"Both/And"

Like many things in life, flooring decisions are not always easy 'black or white' decisions.

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management March 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

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Facilities (Campus Spaces)

Flooring for Learning Spaces

Choosing the right flooring for lecture halls and classrooms will have an impact on acoustics, aesthetics, maintenance, and more.

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management March 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Nora rubber flooring

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

The Built-Environment Is The "Third Teacher" with nora

This article originally appeared in the School Planning & Management January/February 2019 issue of Spaces4Learning.

McMaster University rubber flooring

New Floor Helps Keep Libraries Quiet

Students at McMaster University hear the difference rubber flooring makes. Thanks to the acoustic properties of norament® grano, they enjoy quiet libraries and a better learning environment. Officials love the floor's versatility, selecting it for heavily-trafficked stairwells, laboratories and cafeterias.

Nora flooring

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

New Floor Helps Keep Libraries Quiet

This article originally appeared in the College Planning & Management October 2018 issue of Spaces4Learning.

Grand Valley

Grand Valley School District Strikes the Right Chord

Grand Valley Local School District in Orwell, OH, has had nora premium rubber flooring in place for more than a decade. But it looks as new today as when it was installed.