School Flooring Options

In addition to classroom learning, schools and campuses serve many functions, including sporting activities and wayfinding in hallways—each of which requires its own special flooring solution. Here, we will examine some of the best school flooring options and characteristics that will help meet the needs of major settings within an academic environment.

Classroom Flooring

When entering a classroom, the visual construction of the room is the first aspect that a student will notice. Therefore, it is important that the flooring is aesthetically pleasing, safe, durable, warm, and comfortable. For these reasons, we recommend:

Low Profile Carpet Tiles

  • Constructed for durability.
  • Slip resistant.
  • If a tile is damaged, simply replace it without affecting any of the other tiles.
  • Endless color and design options.

Vinyl Tile

  • Comfortable under foot.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Water resistant.
  • Stain resistant.


  • Looks like real hardwood.
  • Resistant to fading, scratching, and scuffing.
  • Cheaper alternative to solid hardwood.

Hallway Flooring

Hallways are crucial to the visual presentation and layout of the school, yet, it is also one of the most susceptible areas for heavy foot traffic.  Therefore, it is important that these passages use appropriate flooring solutions that are:


  • Hallway flooring needs to be able to stand up to heavy foot traffic, scuffs and scratches over its lifespan.  

School Flooring Options

Safety and slip resistant

Noise reductant

  • Hallway flooring should be quiet enough that it will not distract classroom learning.

Gymnasium Flooring

Gymnasiums pose many difficult challenges for flooring systems due to its wide range of uses. This area can consist of various uses and exercises including basketball, dance, yoga, weight machines, free weights … the list can go on and on.

School Flooring Options

Fortunately, systems such as our epoxy flooring systems and seamless flooring systems are available to accommodate all these different uses with one flooring type. Also, many school gymnasiums are moving from traditional maple wood floors to durable, cushioned-backed resilient flooring. This material saves money and can ensure the flooring lasts longer.

To ensure the appropriate flooring system, you need to choose a commercial flooring contractor that understands the flooring process inside and out. At Spectra Contract Flooring, we’ve completed over 350,000 flooring installations and would love to hear about your particular needs. Feel free to contact us or visit our flooring resource center for more information about how we can help you.

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