From daycares to PhD programs, schools need floor coatings to maintain a safe, sanitary environment for students, teachers, and visitors alike. Educational facilities require strong, sturdy floors that both look good and are easy to maintain.
There are many different flooring options available for schools, from carpet to wood to tile and more. For optimal functionality and aesthetic appeal, more and more schools turn to floor coatings to ensure a safer, more functional facility.
Here is what you need to know about why schools need floor coatings.
#1. Improved Health And Safety
Schools need floor coatings because of how they can help maintain a hygienic, sanitary environment. With so many people in one space, it’s important to safeguard their health. School floors are exposed to a wide variety of harmful bacteria, fungi, yeast, and mildew. All of these can have harmful effects on people’s health.
Floor coatings have anti-microbial components that prevent the growth of such microorganisms. While you can’t prevent them entirely, especially not on a busy campus, you can do your part to minimize risk by having your school’s floors coated.
#2. Durability For High-Traffic Areas
Hundreds, if not thousands of people traverse the school floors every day. With all that foot traffic, floors can wear down and start to chip and crack over time. Wear patterns can become evident, especially in bigger schools. You need floor coatings that can withstand such heavy wear and tear as school floors are subjected to on a daily basis – not to mention over the years.
You don’t want floors that will look good for a time, but end up needing frequent maintenance due to heavy wear and tear. You need floor coatings with exceptional durability that will keep your floors in good condition for years to come. The floor coatings we here at Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Montana provide can do just that.
This is because in order to apply a floor coating, we need to acid etch or diamond grind your concrete prior to application. What this does is allow the coating and the floor to bond, for optimal strength and durability.
#3. Increased Traction For Increased Safety
You want safe floors in general throughout your school buildings in order to prevent slip-and-fall injuries. However, there are some areas where this is more of a concern than others, such as in the school kitchens and cafeteria or around the school pool.
You need floor coatings with anti-slip additives for these areas. These provide enough grip to prevent slipping. If the floors do get wet, as is inevitable around a pool or the kitchens’ sinks, they will not become slippery in the way tiles can, making for a safer environment for everyone.
Plus, in hallways or classrooms or gymnasiums, if someone were to spill something, it can easily be wiped up. It’s very important for schools to do whatever they can to ensure a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff. You need floor coatings that can ensure your school is as safe as possible.
#4. Make Maintenance Easier
Your school’s janitorial staff will greatly appreciate floor coatings that are easy to maintain. It can be difficult to maintain other types of surfaces, because carpets can get stained and cleaning the grout between tiles can be very time-consuming.
However, floor coatings are both easy to clean and to maintain the condition of. Since they form a protective barrier over the concrete, this means that they minimize risk of damage. This causes you to need less repairs over time.
When your floors are easy to clean, it’s easier for your staff to ensure that your school looks its best from top to bottom.
#5. Make A Good Impression
Environment plays a significant role in learning. If your school’s floors are dingy, this can tell students, parents, and teachers that you don’t care much about the quality of the education people receive. However, if you have beautiful floors that can be easily maintained, this makes a good impression and tells people that you value their learning and experience here.
Floor coatings can be customized in many different ways. If you need floor coatings for your school, you can consult with experienced professionals in order to determine the ideal coatings for you. You may want different colors in different areas and more traction in one place than another.
The experts here at Solid Garage Floor Coatings of Montana are here to ensure that your school receives the best commercial floor coatings. Contact us today to receive a quote and to learn more about how we can help you.