School and University Flooring Ideas
Schools and universities are very diverse in their flooring needs. That’s because these facilities serve so many different functions. There are classrooms, hallways, outdoor areas, gymnasiums, early learning centers and more. Each one of these areas has its own unique flooring needs. Are you constructing a new school in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast? If so, you need to get in touch with us at My Floor to provide the perfect flooring for each area!
As you can imagine, there are lots of challenges your school flooring will face. Heavy foot traffic is a given for both internal and external areas. You also want certain areas such as classrooms and entrances to have a visual appeal. It’s common for schools to incorporate their logos or other designs on the floor.
Durability is a significant factor for both internal and external areas. The ideal floor will put up with foot traffic, drops, spills, and scuffs. Gymnasiums often have heavy equipment such as free weights, so the floor needs to be very strong. Slip-resistance is also another critical factor to protect your students and faculty.
To break things down, let’s look at internal and external areas individually. From there, we’ll determine the ideal flooring solutions for each site!
There are many internal areas in your school that have different flooring needs. Common factors include durability, slip-resistance, and liquid and chemical resistance. Here’s a breakdown of each site.
Classrooms are where your students will spend the majority of their time. A visually boring room won’t do a lot to hold their attention. The floors in your classrooms should be inviting, visually pleasing, and comfortable. Durability isn’t as important as the visual aspects here. It would also be best if your floor is easy to keep clean. Trust us; your maintenance staff will thank you! Standard flooring solutions for these areas include:
Mechanically polished concrete. This is the most aesthetically appealing polished concrete solution that we offer. When you choose a high-gloss finish, the floor is reflective and shimmering like glass. It’s an elegant look that will add sophistication to your classrooms. It’s also extremely durable and resistant to liquids and chemicals. Mechanically polished concrete is also effortless to keep clean.
The benefits don’t stop there, though. Due to the sheen of the surface, it will carry and bounce around ambient light. That means you can light your classrooms whilst minimizing electricity costs. Not only that, but polished concrete has thermal properties. Your floor will absorb heat during the day and slowly release it at night. As a result, you can save a ton of money on your heating and electricity bill!
Epoxy Flake Floors and Metallic Epoxy. These two epoxy solutions are highly decorative and appealing. Thus, they’re perfect for classrooms! An epoxy coating is tough, resilient, and shiny. An epoxy flake floor contains colored vinyl chips in the mix. You can customize the shape and color of these chips based on your preference.
Metallic epoxy contains metallic pigments in the mix. These can create dazzling swirls, clouds, and other patterns. Your students are sure to love metallic epoxy floors! They’re a great way to add intrigue and mystique to your classrooms!
Your hallways and common areas are going to see the most foot traffic. They’re also going to be the most extended stretches of flooring in your facility. For this reason, flooring that’s easy to clean is an absolute must. Here are the best flooring solutions for hallways from My Floor:
Grind and Seal Polished Concrete. Grind and seal systems are similar to mechanically polished concrete. They achieve a similar look and also have the same benefits. The difference lies in the polishing process itself. For mechanically polished concrete, the concrete itself is what gets polished. We add a sealant to the top of the surface for grind and seal, and that’s what gets polished. Due to this top coating, we can add slip-resistance to grind and seal floors. For this reason, they’re great for hallways! Grind and seal floors are durable, easy to clean, and are visually pleasing.
Epoxy Coatings and Floors. As previously mentioned, epoxy floors are very durable and hard. They’re also effortless to keep clean and are slip-resistant. All of our epoxy solutions are ideal candidates for hallway floors.
Gyms have heavy equipment and see tons of foot traffic. Here are our top solutions at MyFloor for these areas:
Epoxy Coatings. Epoxy is slip-resistant, durable, and easy to keep clean. It’s got everything that you would want out of a gymnasium floor. If you’d like a more decorative option, you could use an epoxy flake floor or metallic epoxy.
Grind and Seal Polished Concrete. Grind and seal systems are ideal for gyms instead of mechanically polished concrete. That’s because you can add slip-resistance to grind and seal floors. You want to make sure that your students stay safe while exercising!
Now that you know which flooring solutions are best for indoors, let’s look at the outdoors. After all, every school and university has external areas as well as internal areas. Your flooring matters a lot here, too, so let’s take a look at what’s best!
Does your school have a basketball court or any other recreation area? If so, then you need to consider which type of concrete to use. Traditional concrete has many downsides that can cause problems. These include:
- Cracks and stains easily
- Creates dust
- Gets very slippery when wet
As you can see, traditional concrete is not the way to go for your basketball court. If students fall and get hurt, your school could face legal action. That’s why we recommend:
- Hone and Seal Polished Concrete. Hone and seal concrete systems are perfect for the outdoors. The impregnating sealer that we use seeps down into the concrete instead of laying on top. This adds increased durability and resistance to the concrete. Not only that, but it’s 100% anti-slip. No student will have any trouble playing basketball on a hone and seal system! Hone and seal floors are also non-porous, so they won’t accumulate liquids or bacteria. A hone and seal system will also be able to withstand heavy impacts and foot traffic with ease.
You want your outdoor entrance to look classy, be durable, and to stay clean. Here are the flooring solutions that we recommend from My Floor:
Hone and Seal Polished Concrete. As previously mentioned, this is the ideal external concrete solution. Hone and seal systems are:
- Chemically resistant
- Easy to keep clean
- Decorative looking
As you can see, hone and seal concrete systems check all the boxes for outdoor areas.
Concrete Resurfacing. Finally, concrete resurfacing is an excellent solution for external areas. This is a thin cement overlay that we install over existing concrete. It contains special bonding agents that add resistance and durability. It’s also very smooth and visually appealing. This is a more affordable option for outdoor areas!
As you can see, we’ve got a ton of fantastic flooring solutions for schools and universities at My Floor. If you’re building a school in Brisbane, Gold Coast, or Sunshine Coast, you need to use us! We’ve got an expert team, affordable prices, and outstanding customer service. Please don’t wait to reach out to us at 1300 693 566 for a free quote today!
Top 10 reasons to choose My Floor
Floor solutions are delicate processes that take professionals to do correctly. That’s why you need to hire our team at My Floor. We’re by far the most experienced and reputable floor solution company in Queensland. You’ll be in great hands when you choose us, and there are many reasons why. Here are the top factors why we’re the best concrete polishing company out there today:
14 years in the business
My Floor is here for the long-term. We got started in 2009, and we’re not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, we continue to grow and expand each year that we’ve been in business. Our longevity is due to our expertise and excellent service. We have superior product knowledge, and we’ve even crafted our own signature flooring solutions. Our team members have also mastered the art of problem-solving on the fly. As a result, we’re able to handle any issue that we encounter with total ease.
Small enough to care, large enough to deliver
We have a total of 8 team members at our company. To us, it’s the perfect sweet spot for us and our customers. We’re small enough to give a very personal touch while large enough to tackle giant projects. Our team can handle tasks that range in size from 20m2 to 20000m2. We provide commercial, residential, and industrial services, all with equal quality and dedication.
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All it takes is one quick internet search to realize how great of a reputation we have. Currently, My Floor boasts almost 100 reviews with a 4.8 average score. All our reviews are candid and totally authentic. We believe our reviews speak for themselves, so don’t be shy about checking them out!
We add value with no complications
Whether our flooring solutions are for your business or home, we add serious value to our clients. Our polished concrete will save you money on electricity and energy, as well as add value to your home. For industrial environments, our no-slip coatings will keep your employees safe and protected. We’re in the business of adding value without complicating matters. The same can’t be said for our competitors!
Most of the companies that you’ll find in Queensland are not certified. At My Floor, we boast our QBCC license, which allows us to carry out concrete coatings and polishing. It’s another mark of our professionalism and expertise.
Ongoing support for our clients
Our services don’t end when we finish with your flooring solution. We’ll educate you on adequately maintaining your floor, and we can perform minor repairs and fixes for you. We value you as our client, and it’s our goal to secure your long-term business. That’s why we won’t hesitate to go above and beyond for you.
Professional team support
We boast incredible attention to detail in our services. We also keep an open line of communication with our team and clients. You’ll always be able to get a hold of us if you have any questions or concerns.
We have rigorous measures in place to ensure our quality stays the same every time. Our project managers mean business, and they check up on all our job sites. They’ll also keep in touch with you to ensure your satisfaction during the entire process.
We’ll consult with you in great detail on what you want out of your flooring solutions. That way, you’ll have complete control over how your flooring installation goes.
Specialists will provide you with extra knowledge
We’ve been in business for 14 years, and we’ve accrued tons of knowledge during that time. Educating our clients is also a big part of what we do, so don’t be shy about asking questions!
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