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ERIC Number: EJ982429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Meeting Flooring for Schools Performance Needs
Simoneau, Mike
American School & University, v84 n7 Mar 2012
Many school and college campuses are like small cities--they offer a little bit of everything. Although academic buildings and residence halls account for a sizable percentage of the facilities on a campus, the academic community on a school campus can include other buildings with specialized design and performance needs: laboratories, weightrooms, computer labs, and cafeterias. As education institutions plan these facilities, they should evaluate carefully the design, performance, and sustainability features of the building materials and finishes being used. In an education facility, flooring often serves as the basis of a design plan and a maintenance regimen. Specialty spaces deserve special attention when it comes to flooring decisions in education institutions. The author suggests that rubber flooring can be a practical choice for schools because of its durability, resistance to heavy foot traffic, comfort underfoot, and green benefits.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio