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Selecting the proper flooring material can significantly impact both the students and staff in a learning environment. On a basic level, having a comfortable floor benefits students and teachers as they are moving around the building throughout the day. Aesthetically, the color and design of the floor can be used to engage students.

Acoustics is of particular importance in education settings. A flooring that tests well for acoustics enhances the quality of instruction given to the students and encourages quieter speech; both of which benefit any learning environment. Also, indoor air quality should be observed and taken into account. Hard, glue-down flooring can trap moisture, causing mold, mildew, and lead to health concerns. Having a seamed flooring with a moisture wicking backing can significantly reduce these threats.

Installation time is an additional factor to consider. Though many educational institutions will wait for the summer season to complete renovations, immediate problems might leave them without a choice but to address these changes sooner.

FreeStyle has the experience and the products to provide the best flooring solutions for these settings.  

SelecTech products frequently used in these environments include:

FreeStyle Vinyl, the most often used material in these contexts, provides a surface that maintains well and has an attractive finish. Our interlocking system minimizes subfloor moisture, enhances indoor air quality, and lends itself for a quick and easy install.
BioLock Created for educational, healthcare, and lab environments, Biolock comes in a variety of colors. It also has a soft-foot-feel, is naturally resistant to gouges and scuffs, and is slip-resistant, creating a safe environment for students and staff.