Resilient flooring is a type of tile or rolled sheets, usually made of some sort of vinyl or rubber composition, which is an ideal form of flooring for any type of demanding environment. As a durable, stain-resistant form of flooring, resilient tile is a historic choice for schools since it can keep up with even the most challenging conditions.
Features of Resilient Flooring
Resilient flooring is just that: resilient. It can withstand heavy wheels from carts and tables, high-volume foot traffic, and stains from whatever students bring in from outside or drop in the cafeteria. A resilient floor tile can shrug off summer dirt from running shoes as easily as slush water trudged in by winter boots. There are also types of resilient flooring specially designed to withstand the scuff-inducing rigor of a gymnasium.
With so many children in one place, accidents are inevitable. As students bump, trip, and slip, resilient flooring not only withstands the blows themselves, but also reduces the chance of the kids being injured. To further reduce risk, resilient floors are slip-resistant for enhanced security and safety and, as an extra perk, objects are also less likely to break if dropped onto a resilient floor.
Schools have a lot of floor space, so any flooring is going to need to be cost-effective. Fortunately, resilient flooring is highly affordable in terms of both up-front installation costs and ongoing maintenance. The durability of resilient flooring means it does not need the same level of upkeep or repair as other floors. The efficiency of installation also means resilient flooring can be set up more quickly for minimal disruption of school activities.
Having the sounds of hallway traffic reach into classrooms can prove to be distracting or disruptive to both teachers and students. Resilient flooring is able to block noise more easily, so while it may not be possible to fully muffle a few hundred students moving about, you will definitely be able to enjoy a quieter environment.
Flooring surfaces are composed of, and treated with, chemicals. Most of these are harmless but some, such as phthalates, have raised concerns due to possible adverse effects they may have on developing bodies. Resilient flooring offered by Centura is phthalate-free and with secure sealing that won't allow leeching into the environment, making them green for the earth and safe for everyone.
Getting Resilient Flooring for Schools at Centura Tile
Centura Tile has been a leader in tiling since 1933. Our extensive collection of different wall and floor tiles affords customers the ability to find quality tile in countless shapes, hues, colours, and textures so that the design options and colour schemes are only limited by your imagination. Our newest addition of Forbo-brand flooring is a resilient vinyl tile made with the latest in modern and phthalate-free technology. Roppe resilient rubber flooring (Health & Learning) comes in a variety of colour options for healthcare and educational spaces. To learn more about resilient flooring or for other tiling queries, feel free to contact us or visit a Centura Tile dealer near you.