Smaller educational spaces such as day care centers, art schools and tutoring facilities rely on local retailers to help them find flooring products that are both functional and compliant with safety regulations. Educational spaces should also be warm and welcoming with colors that promote learning and encourage creativity.
As an early childhood educator, Lauren is hoping to stimulate young minds with bright and cheery décor that coordinates with other interior finishes. It must also be durable, easy to clean and stain/scratch resistant. Because safety is a key concern, the flooring must be compliant with low volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions.
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Laminate, Vinyl Sheet and Vinyl Tile are ideal for spaces that require a clean, sanitary environment with low VOC emissions. These products can also withstand the rough and tumble play of children and their toys. Armstrong Flooring’s Luxury Vinyl Tile can be used for designing unique floor patterns with bright colors that inspire young minds.
These flooring products include designs with Striations and Migrations that help facilitate wayfinding. Because the flooring needs of educational facilities can vary from room to room, the ability to add a variety of different flooring products – including Armstrong Flooring’s Performance Plus Hardwood Flooring – can bring additional beauty and style.