Why RQT Is the Best Choice for Student Housing Floors

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Choosing student housing floors is not as simple as finding the cheapest tile and slapping it down. Price is undoubtedly a major factor, but it’s not the only thing to consider. Dorm floors need to last a long time and be easy to clean. They also need to look good. Dorms are students’ homes away from home, and they shouldn’t feel cold and unwelcoming. Environmental impact is also something to think about. Not all companies are as environmentally conscious as we would like them to be. Think that no flooring could possibly meet these standards? Think again! Rikett Quartz Tile (RQT) checks all those boxes and is the best choice for student housing floors.



Student housing floors put up with more than your average floor. Students are in and out. Heavy furniture gets rearranged frequently. Storage bins and suitcases are dragged around multiple times a year. When it comes time to install or replace student housing floors, you need a material that will last. RQT can withstand heavy traffic without wearing down. It is also difficult to scratch, crack, or chip. Warranted against wear-through for 20 years, RQT can last as long as the building if well-maintained.

RQT can take whatever students throw at it (sometimes literally).


A Breeze to Clean

Not to disparage the student population, but they’re not exactly known for their cleanliness. When choosing student housing floors, easy-to-clean material is a must-have. With Rikettseal™, RQT can take spills, dirt, and grime in its stride without requiring heavy maintenance. The commercial-grade UV cured polyurethane coating requires no wax and is easily cleaned with a neutral cleaner.


Attractive Designs

Dorms aren’t known for having the best-looking rooms, but that doesn’t have to be the case with RQT. With several colors and designs to choose from, you don’t have to sacrifice aesthetics for functionality when you choose RQT for your student housing floors. Whether you opt for bright and bold or classic and neutral, there is an RQT design to fit your style and make your dorm floors look great.



More and more institutions are starting to value sustainable materials. RQT boasts impressive sustainability specs and meets USCGB LEED V 4.1 ID+C, BD+C environmental standards. It is Floorscore® certified by CSC Labs and meets California High Performance Schools (CHPS) 2019 Core Criteria 3.0 EQ C6.1.2 air quality requirements. It is 100% recyclable and is made in a no-waste manufacturing process. Also, Rikett never uses recycled materials from unknown sources. You can trust that any flooring product from Rikett is a responsible purchase.

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RQT for Student Housing Floors

When you need to install or replace student housing floors, RQT is the best option out there. It’s durable, easy to clean, good-looking, and good for the environment.

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