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How to Choose Carpet for the Classroom

By 2nd March 2022 No Comments

 

According to a study by the University of Salford, classroom design can impact learning by 25%. Flooring choices play a big part in the look and feel of a classroom, contributing to acoustics, safety, comfort and overall aesthetics.  

Why carpet tiles?

Carpet tiles are becoming the optimum flooring choice for schools and higher education environments. They are easy to install and maintain, absorb noise and are designed to last for years to come. 

What to look for when choosing carpet for education:

 

Acoustics 

Classrooms are busy environments, with many sounds and distractions happening all the time.

It’s essential that the carpet you choose can absorb sound, and improve the acoustics of the classroom, making it a quieter place to learn. This is especially important for children with additional needs, as a noisy environment can feel particularly overwhelming and impact their education. 

Additional backing, like our Komfort Bac, can insulate the carpet even further, reducing classroom noise.

Inspiring Design 

Flooring design is a great way to inject a pop of colour into the classroom. Bright colours and bold patterns can stimulate creativity, inspiring students to think big, whilst more muted shades and understated patterns will encourage a peaceful and focused environment. 

By using Paragon carpet tiles, you can mix and match, creating new patterns and possibilities to transform classroom layouts. Overall, it’s best to opt for innovative carpet designs that can be rearranged easily to make different patterns, like our Total Contrast range. 

Comfort

Students and teachers spend a lot of time in the classroom, so it needs to be comfortable and inviting.

The right carpet is a soft surface for children to sit on, and a form of thermal insulation for the space. This is vital, as researchers at the University of Salford cited temperature as a key factor in learning progress. 

Our carpet tiles are designed for everyday comfort. For extra cushioning, you can opt to add Komfort Bac for another layer of softness. 

Hygiene  

Since the pandemic, hygiene in schools has been a renewed focus. A cleaner space can improve attendance levels, and ensure that students learn to the best of their abilities. 

Carpet traps viruses and bacteria in the gaps between fibres, reducing the likelihood of transmission. Our carpet tiles are hard wearing as well as hygienic, meaning that you can save on costs by investing in a floorcovering that can stand the test of time. 

To sum up, when choosing carpet for classrooms, it’s important to walk the line between style and practicality. By choosing the right carpet, you can create a safe, comfortable and inspiring learning environment. 

Want to learn more about our carpet tiles for education? Get in touch with our expert sales team for information, samples and to place an order. Call us on 01709 916808 or email [email protected]