The face of higher education is transforming. With intense competition for the best students and faculty, colleges and universities have found that facility design is one of the biggest factors impacting their image and ability to recruit. This has caused a movement away from traditional institutional design to more sophisticated spaces. Meanwhile, technology’s impact on how and where students learn has led to a need for maximum flexibility in facility design.
College flooring is a high impact surface that must not only look inviting, but be an investment you can trust to maintain its original beauty through years of use. Armstrong Flooring’s products radiate high-performance and are designed for every space on campus, offering:
Flooring, like other building materials, can enhance the learning environment and help create the optimal setting for students to achieve. Armstrong Flooring provides designs that help create those settings while offering durability to withstand the frequent reconfiguration that occurs in today’s flexible classroom spaces.
Student residence halls are a fast growing market. Many campuses are using these halls as features to bring in potential students, so a dorm room floor with cutting-edge green features sends a strong sustainability message. A floor with innovative performance and/or design, meanwhile, sends a message to its students, and potential students, that their school stands on the forefront. Armstrong Flooring understands these needs and offers a wide selection of those product types to fit your design intent.
Being the hub of student affairs on campus, the student union offers a variety of programs, activities and services to the student body. These facilities must be both functional and attractive in order to retain current students and be inviting to new. Armstrong Flooring offers a wide array of flooring options letting both performance, functionality and design meet harmoniously.
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 all while maintaining an aesthetic appeal throughout its lifecycle. Additionally, your auditorium floors must be easy to clean with high performance features like friction and impact, stain and scuff resistance.
Higher education eateries today go beyond being just a dining area. The designs are as varied as the types of meals served, but the dining area flooring must remain durable, slip-retardant and impact/abrasion resistant. Along with these performance attributes, the space needs to be comfortable to enjoy meals, conversation, study, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elevators face heavy daily usage from foot traffic with dirt and debris not to mention the random spills that occur. Elevator flooring must be wear-resistant to scuffs and scratches and long-lasting, and easily maintained and replaceable.
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.