Aug 23, 2022 | Carpet One Floor & Home
When it comes to flooring for your classroom, it’s important to not only find something that sets your space apart from the rest but also meets your classroom’s needs in terms of functionality and comfortability. We know that there are a lot of flooring options for classroom spaces and that it can be a daunting task to find the best one for you.
We’ve compiled a list of the most comfortable, durable, and stylish options to help you fast-track your way to the best of the best for your school flooring.
If you’re looking for a type of flooring that has a high comfortability underfoot, choosing carpet is a no-brainer. Not only is this flooring comfortable, but it’s also functional. If you choose the right kind of carpet, you can floor your classroom with a non-slip one, making it a safer environment overall.
When it’s time to pick your classroom flooring, it’s important to consider the age group of your students. For instance, if you have a younger group of students who frequently sit on the floor for storytime or still have a scheduled naptime in their day, carpet is the preferred choice over hardwood because it adds a layer of comfort to your space.
Carpet also makes for an effortless way to add personality to your classroom floors. Choose a vibrant color or a bold pattern to make your flooring stand out and inspire creativity among your students with ease.
If you’re looking for a luxury look to your classroom flooring but don’t want to break the bank, consider choosing vinyl. Vinyl flooring can easily mimic wood and stone looks, giving your classroom a heightened level of sophistication without costing an arm and a leg to do so.
Sheet vinyl makes for the perfect addition to any classroom due to its water-resistant nature, keeping spills and messes to a minimum throughout your hectic school day. On the other hand, vinyl tiles are less water resistant, but they can be easily replaced if exposed to any sort of damage from messy hobbies and school projects.
In most classrooms you see today, you may notice that many feature linoleum flooring, and for good reason. Linoleum is a kid-proof flooring that sports a long list of benefits, featuring everything from its water and scratch-resistant qualities to its environmentally friendly nature.
This flooring even contains antimicrobial properties that deter the many germs that travel in and out of the classroom daily. If you’re considering linoleum for your classroom floors, be sure to wait at least three days after installation to place heavy objects on your floors, as this flooring can be easily dented by hefty furniture or appliances.
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While flooring in the classroom is important, what happens when your kids come home from school and need a space to do their homework? We recommend setting up a designated homework station to keep their school space separate from your personal life and eliminate the kitchen table clutter.
Maybe this means carving out a desk nook in their bedroom or setting up a small workstation next to yours in the home office. Just remember, whatever space you choose, keep the flooring kid-friendly –this means waterproof and stain-resistant. If you have your heart set on hardwood throughout the whole home, set area rugs under your child’s table or workstation to protect your floors.
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No matter if you’re homeschooling or teaching kids in the classroom, choosing a floor for your space can be tricky business! Just remember that your local Carpet One experts are here to help answer all of your questions about taking on your unique classroom renovation.
Want to extend the learning beyond the classroom? Check out our blog on “How to Create a Reading Nook for Kids.”