For the elementary or middle school administrator, many factors can go into the choice of a flooring system.
In the past, school administrators were primarily concerned with the facility itself: the cost of installation and maintenance. While those issues are still important, today the focus has shifted to the safety of the children playing on the floors. Resilient floors reduce the occurrence and the severity of injuries. This is important to protect the children from injury and to reduce the liability of the school.
Also, K-8 facilities are often multi-purpose, having to serve as a gymnasium, a PE room, an assembly hall, and sometimes a cafeteria as well. The floors in these facilities must be versatile, but still fit into a budget.
At Sports Floors, we have helped administrators decide on a floor for every different purpose imaginable.
Some examples of K-8 floors that we have installed include: padded synthetic floors such as ElastiPlus or SportGrain Plus; floating resilient wood systems such as Neo-Shok or the DuraCushion line; and anchored resilient DIN certified wood systems such as ARS DIN.
Schedule a meeting with our staff. We will spend time with you to determine what your needs are and what floor is right for you and your school.