We understand that when fitting carpet for schools your chosen floor covering needs to be durable, easy-to-clean and fit for purpose.
From stain resistant to sound absorbing carpets and everything in between, trust professional flooring fitters Marisco South to determine and lay the right carpet throughout your school. Read on to learn the benefits of installing a school carpet with Marisco South.
Contact us today so we can start planning on installing the ideal carpets for your school.
Why should you install carpet that’s designed for schools
School carpets are designed to be ultra-resistant to wear and tear in order to deal with high volumes of foot traffic. What’s more, they are renowned for superior levels of stain resistance, especially given the inevitable spills and marks caused by the children!
There are plenty of other reasons why schools should invest in specialist carpets including:
Improved indoor air quality
With 1.1 million children suffering from asthma in the UK, the quality of air in school classrooms is vital for the health and wellbeing of your students. A well installed carpet can improve air quality and reduce asthma attack triggers as they can capture indoor allergens like dust mites, which can then be removed through regular vacuuming.
Background noise reduction
Background classroom noise can adversely affect learning, especially young children with hearing difficulties. Carpet can improve the classroom’s acoustics, reducing sound and background noise levels from inside and outside the classroom.
Carpets are a great way to create flexible, comfortable learning spaces, allowing students to sit, stand or lie down on the floor. Additionally, as students spend the vast majority of their teaching time standing, a comfortable carpet can improve underfoot comfort and reduce muscle fatigue.
Whereas hard surfaces can get wet and slippery, carpet offers more traction, thereby reducing the occurrences of trips and falls because of a wet floor.
Types of carpet for schools
We’ve listed below our recommended carpet types that are best suited for schools.
Carpet tiles are the most popular school carpet type. They consist of synthetic fibres that are needled together to produce a tile. Whilst it features a rough texture, it’s ideal for busy schools due to its superior durability traits.
Be aware, however, that as this carpet type is permanently bonded to the floor, any damage will lead to considerable repair costs.
Carpet tiles are becoming increasingly common and it’s no surprise why. Available in fibre bounded, loop or cut pile, carpet tiles are straightforward to prepare, install and maintain. Should any damage occur, individual tiles can be removed or replaced in-house, making them a great, cost-effective flooring solution for schools.
Why choose Marisco’s school carpet fitting service?
We are keenly aware of the importance of teaching in a safe and clean environment. It’s why we install school carpets that are designed to last, accommodating high levels of foot traffic.
We can also fit your school carpet with minimal disruption to your teaching activities at a time that best suits you. Our expert team are available to install your chosen flooring solution outside of school hours or during the school holidays.
From new build and renovation projects of all sizes to minor carpet replacement jobs, Marisco has been fitting carpets for commercial and residential clients for over ten years. We have worked on a huge array of business and personal customer projects across the south of the UK, as well as fitting carpets for local councils situated in Bournemouth and Hampshire.
We boast a team of CHAS accredited tradespeople, so you can rest assured knowing that your carpets are being fitted by some of the most qualified and competent individuals in the country.
School carpet installation FAQs
When should I replace my school carpet?
If you see fading, harsh stains, moisture damage or mould then now is the time to replace your school carpet. At Marisco South, we have a whole host of carpet and flooring solutions to suit the style and design of your school. Contact us for more information.
How long does it take to install a school carpet?
This will depend on the amount of carpet and number of classrooms that require carpet installation. We are aware that all schools have different setups, and we will work with you to give a clearer timeframe following our surveyance of your school.
How long does a school carpet last?
This fluctuates depending on the thickness and pile of your chosen flooring. School carpets tend to have a lifespan of between ten and fifteen years, depending on the amount of foot traffic and care given. As carpet usage will vary on its location in the school, we recommend consulting us to best determine the flooring system you require.
Should I use carpet in educational spaces?
The most suitable flooring option will depend on its purpose. For example, for smaller communal areas like libraries and lecture halls, we suggest installing carpet as it offers better acoustics and can absorb sound.
How often should I have my school carpets cleaned?
This will depend on the nature and size of your school, along with daily foot traffic and age of the carpet. Typically, on top of your regular cleaning protocols, we recommend a professional deep carpet clean every six months.