Benefits of Carpet Tiles in Educational Institutions / School
For schools looking to replace old, deteriorated, vinyl flooring, carpet tiles are a great option. There’s more to consider when choosing flooring for your school than just price and design alone. Today we are looking at how flooring affects important classroom performance, and we are giving you the information you need to make the right choice for your school flooring.
No-one likes to sit on a hard floor. Educational carpet tiles can provide convenient seating and meeting spaces for for students and teachers Some classroom carpets are even designed to provide designated places for students to sit. Carpeting in the classroom also allows teachers more comfort, who are constantly on their feet. Besides, carpet tiles can help keep the heat in the classroom during the colder months of the year.
Acoustics & Noise Absorption
Hard surfaces such as standard tile floors in many classrooms can reverberate noises and make a classroom feel loud and echo. It is crucial to eliminate any disturbances and distractions that might impede academic performance in order to help students concentrate with their teaching as effectively as possible. Carpets and carpeted surfaces (especially those providing some cushion) can help to reduce sound and vibrations at ground level. This allows students to concentrate more on learning, and less on what is going on at the next table or corridor.
Classroom’s Air Quality
Choosing between the carpeting and hard flooring also affects your school and your classroom’s air quality. Allergenes ae one of the major contributor to poor air quality. Different types of allergens are tracked into schools on a daily basis and these allergens are left floating in the breathing zone in rooms with hard surface flooring. Regular cleaning does little to ease this problem, with sweeping and mopping often serving to further disperse allergens around the room.
Carpet, on the other hand, will trap these allergens and keep them out of the breathing zone. Once the allergens are trapped, they can be extracted with a vacuum. Studies generally show that the breathing zone over a hard surfaced floor can contain approximately 9 times more breathable particulate than the air over a carpeted floor.