Should You Replace Your School Flooring This Summer?

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Summer is the ideal time to replace school flooring because it will cause minimal interruptions to the students’ education and schedules. Replacing the flooring is also expensive, so administrators need to prioritize building upgrades and repairs to make the best use of the budget. Large-scale projects are best planned early in the year so there is time to order materials and allocate funds. Small projects, however, such as reflooring a single classroom, can go on your summer break to-do list.

So, how do you know that it’s time to replace the flooring in your school?


Here are the key signs that indicate it’s time to replace the flooring before the next school year.


Visible Wear or Damage

Over time, foot traffic will wear down the floor, especially in high-traffic areas, such as near entrances and exits and in the main hallways. While a certain level of wear is expected and acceptable to an extent, it’s best to replace the flooring before wear and tear leads to damage. There are also plenty of other sources of damage to the flooring in a school. Scratches from furniture, water damage, or cracked tiles are all signs that it’s time to replace the flooring.


Difficult or Frequent Maintenance

While maintenance is always necessary, floors that are difficult to clean or require more than routine maintenance are more work than their worth. Throughout the school year, hallways and classrooms see constant activity, and a damaged floor can be more than an inconvenience. If you regularly have to close off a classroom or portion of a hallway to maintain the floor, the interruption to the student’s schedule can contribute to learning loss. Damaged floors can also be a liability if a student or faculty member is injured.


Outdated Materials or Design

Many school buildings are older and have the flooring materials to match. Older flooring materials can have more issues than additional wear and tear. Depending on the age of the building, some materials may be toxic or made of compounds we no longer consider safe to use. Even if an older building meets modern safety standards, the design may be outdated. Style and design preferences change over time, and school colors can change. Updating your floors can make your school a safer and more attractive learning environment.


Update School Flooring with Rikett Quartz Tile

When you’re ready to update your school flooring, you need Rikett Quartz Tile. Resilient, easy to maintain, and available in many colors and patterns, RQT is the ideal choice for your school. In fact, if you choose RQT, you may never need to replace your floor again. With regular maintenance, Rikett flooring materials can last as long as your building.


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