Commercial PVC Floors > Education

Promoting Education has been of key importance to Tarkett, therefore we actively pledge to take up challenges and to contribute to providing better Educational
environments. Tarkettʼs ultimate flooring solutions in Commercial Hygienic PVC prove to be the best in category around the globe with durable resistance to heavy traffic and hygiene. Our following product ranges are best suited for any Educational environment.

EDUCATION Building Requirements

The practical applications of colour, pattern, texture and light reflection are
particularly important to creating interiors that have a positive influence on
people. They help reduce stress and can better identify, unify or separate
spaces.

SOLUTIONS:
To create a suitable visual environment with Tarkett, you can:

  • Create an adapted interior design, with a large choice of materials and designs, using appropriate colours and contrast
  • Improve the appearance of cleanliness using certain patterns and finishes
  • Use logos and signage on floor with Floorcraft service to ease orientation
  • Create a seamless finish thanks to multi-colour welding rods

The practical applications of colour, pattern, texture and light reflection are particularly important to creating interiors that have a positive influence on people. They help reduce stress and can better identify, unify or separate spaces. Itʼs even more important in an aged care unit, where interior design is key to improving Alzheimer patient comfort and safety. Also essential is the perception of a cleaner appearance thanks to stains and marks that are less visible, as well as easier orientation throughout the building.

SOLUTIONS:
To create a suitable visual environment with Tarkett, you can:

  • Create an adapted interior design, with a large choice of materials and designs, using appropriate colours and contrast
  • Improve the appearance of cleanliness using certain patterns and finishes
  • Use logos and signage on floor with Floorcraft service to ease orientation
  • Follow-up practical guidelines for aged care Alzheimer units
  • Create a seamless finish thanks to multi-colour welding rods

Sustainable building design is key to durable constructions that have minimal
environmental impact, without compromising on quality of life. All building
materials, including flooring, must meet specific norms to earn certification from one of the existing eco-building systems around the world (LEED (US), BREEAM(UK), HQE (France), etc.).

SOLUTIONS:
Tarkett is a leader in environmentally responsible manufacturing and
sustainable product development with our 4 key pillars:

  • Use better materials: natural, renewable and recycled resources, Cradle to Cradle certification for linoleum
  • Use fewer resources: limit water, energy consumption and waste generation
  • Create people-friendly spaces: lowest VOC emissions and phthalate-free
    technology
  • Recycle program contributes to environmental protection

An international directive requires that public buildings, must be accessible to
all people (ISO 21542 standard for building conception). Visually impaired
people in particular need help to avoid accidents and find their way.

SOLUTIONS:
Flooring and accessories help to improve accessibility and guidance:

  •  Colour contrasts that respect a minimum 30 points LRV difference improve visual cues; an LRV difference of 60 points or more is recommended for danger signs and written information or logos
  • Tactile guide strips indicate adapted routes to selected strategic
    destinations
  • Tactile warning tiles indicate caution before lifts and stairs
  • Signage, through our Floorcraft service, assists orientation

In the continuing effort to cut maintenance costs, educational institutions are faced with a delicate balancing act that involves close scrutiny of all spending. A review of maintenance costs is one area that can offer enormous potential savings. In particular, the choice of the right flooring and wall protection offers significant savings in terms of energy, water and maintenance chemical consumption, as well as labour costs.
SOLUTIONS:
Tarkett strives to minimize your maintenance costs and make daily cleaning easier:

  • Keep to a minimum the levels of dirt and moisture that are carried into the
    building with 3-step entrance mats
  • Choose low-maintenance products that require neither stripping, wax nor
    polish, and covings that make cleaning easier in sensitive areas
  • Go for an iQ chemical-free restoration solution in heavy traffic areas such as
    corridors
  • Space out painting renovation using protection that resists scratches, shock
    and is easily washed and cleaned

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 90 % of micro-organisms are present in visible dirt. Therefore, efficient cleaning is a high priority.
SOLUTIONS:
To ensure efficient cleaning and a high hygienic standard, flooring and walls must be:

  • Vinyl flooring having CleanRoom Certification: Class A
  • Sealed, smooth, with an impervious surface and minimal joints
  • Perfectly watertight with firmly welded joints that will not break or split
  • Meticulously installed to prevent dirt from collecting
  • Compatible with cleaning chemicals and frequent disinfection procedures Regarding controlled environment and airborne particle contamination, ISO 5 class is usually the highest requirement for healthcare, and can be used for the most busy areas.

iQ and ProtectWALL 2CR ranges are classified ISO 4 (emitting 1,000 less than
ISO 5) according to the Fraunhofer Institute, and comply with the US cleanroom
ASTM F51/F24 standard.

Slipping can cause serious injuries, tallying up an annual cost of € 900 million in Europe*, especially in schools as kids love to run while playing. They are most exposed to falls in wet areas. *source: INRS/NHS
SOLUTIONS:
A floorʼs degree of slip-resistance must be selected depending on:

  • Whether people are wearing shoes or not, and then the respective
    standards (barefoot or wearfoot standard)
  • Type of liquid spillage: water and/or viscous material (oil, grease…)
  • Our Multisafe and Safetred ranges are dedicated to people safety: they
    have exceptional and durable slip-resistance properties (R10 and R11
    options)

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