Every education space needs something a little different from its floors. From classrooms and corridors to faculty lounges and science labs, performance requirements may vary, but the need for lasting value is constant. And with education spaces at all levels now designed to serve multiple purposes, school flooring must demonstrate that same flexibility to prove its value.
Whatever the area, flooring is a high impact surface and an investment you trust to maintain its original beauty through years of use and with minimal effort spent on cleaning, maintenance and repair. The Armstrong Flooring portfolio is packed with high performance products suited to every space in the education environment, offering:
Classroom flooring, like other building materials, can enhance the learning environment and help create the optimal setting for students to achieve. Armstrong Flooring helps to create that optimal learning environment, from the bold brights of an elementary school to the subdued, natural designs popular in secondary classrooms.
Designed for large group events such as music performances, plays, programs, official ceremonies, etc., auditorium flooring must stand up to high foot traffic and constant use while maintaining an aesthetic appeal throughout its lifecycle. Armstrong Flooring products for auditoriums achieves all of that while also being easy to clean with high performance features like friction and impact, stain and scuff resistance.
School cafeterias today go beyond being just a dining area. The designs of cafeterias are as varied as the types of meals served, but the cafeteria flooring must remain durable, slip-retardant and impact/abrasion resistant. Along with these performance attributes, designers have to create a vibrant, attractive space that fuels students learning.
Safety, durability and sanitation are always on the menu when specifying food service flooring. Armstrong Flooring options deliver superior performance attributes, along with an extra measure of safety, in our slip-retardant specialty sheet and tiles for food preparation flooring.
Hallway flooring takes the brunt of heavy foot traffic in the most demanding areas of any building. In addition to providing slip resistance and a comfortable surface that helps buffer sound, a corridor may have to deliver visual cues to assist in wayfinding. Armstrong Flooring’s portfolio offers a broad selection to fit those needs.
Gym floors should be tough, but choosing the right floor shouldn’t be a tough decision. Armstrong Flooring has the product that is right for your gymnasium environment. Our recommended products all offer high performance attributes, including gouge resistance, recovery from indentations and superior durability for high traffic.
VCT Excelon pre-cut tiles are available in a customized basketball or shuffleboard layout. These tiles easily handle the high-traffic play, like games and practices, the average gym floor receives.
Libraries have evolved from hallowed halls racked with books and steeped in silence to popular information centers with study carrels, community gathering areas and computer banks. Likewise, library floors have to accommodate a wider range of needs today beyond durability, slip resistance and efficient maintenance. Armstrong floors assist in wayfinding, offering attractive systems to connect resources areas and guide students and staff to the right information.
Armstrong Flooring’s designs allow for an ergonomic and dynamic feel or a warm, homelike option. Yet whether the wanted design is more exciting and refreshing (think school colors!) or more traditional, comfortable and classic, flexibility is crucial to facility design, Armstrong Flooring has what you are looking for.
Create the right environment for work, peer discussions or relaxation with Armstrong Flooring’s options. Leisure spaces offer designers the opportunity to explore new dimensions and Armstrong Flooring provides an extensive portfolio of flooring solutions to meet innovative design aspirations, with realistic visuals in stone and wood, to soothe or inspire staff in need of a break.
Making an impression that visitors will remember starts with a foyer or lobby floor from Armstrong Flooring. While the aesthetics set the tone, a successful entryway floor must also be easy to maintain and keep its beauty throughout its lifecycle. Armstrong Flooring’s portfolio allows designers to offer a rich look of hardwood or stone with the safety, durability and performance needed in this space.
Research labs, clean rooms and other environmentally sensitive work areas must meet strict specifications for contaminant-free interior surfaces. Armstrong Flooring maintains hygienic integrity, while providing a seamless safe, slip-resistant surface all while being resilient to impact, abrasion and chemical cleaning, to maintain their highest levels of performance.
Computer labs, data warehousing and telecommunication centers produce vast amounts of static electricity. Armstrong Flooring’s Electrostatic discharge (ESD) product helps protect your assets from that static electricity. Our ESD flooring system keeps static charges away from people and equipment to increase personal safety and reduce the risk of lost data or equipment damage.
When selecting restroom floors, the challenge is to find materials that offer strength, durability and aseptic properties. Armstrong Flooring has you covered with flexible design options for avoiding an institutional look while resisting gouges, abrasions and stains. The non-porous surface of vinyl sheet prohibits dirt and bacteria from getting trapped and also holds up to the frequent use of commercial strength cleaning products.
Multipurpose rooms require a surface that is slip- and stain- resistant, able to stand up to heavy foot traffic, and easy to clean. These spaces often serve as a cafetorium where meals run back-to-back with activities like performances, pep rallies, meetings or serve as auxiliary classrooms. These rooms require flooring that can be quickly cleaned and show excellent wear resistance.
When specifying storage room flooring or utility room flooring, the priority is typically given to materials that demonstrate outstanding durability, long life cycle and ease of maintenance. Armstrong Flooring offers many practical storage room solutions that resist indentations, abrasions and impact.