Floor Selection

Title Abstract Publication Date
The Hard Way. Describes vinyl, rubber, terrazzo, resin, and wood flooring, their histories, and their maintenance requirements. 02/28/2005
The Lowdon on Residence Hall Flooring. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of carpet, vinyl, linoleum, and epoxy flooring in dormitory halls and rooms. The strategy of leaving rooms as simple as possible to allow for student... 05/31/2009
The Real Dirt on Carpets. Argues that carpets do not contribute to student complaints of respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma as long as they are properly cleaned with high-efficiency microfiltration bags. Discusses... 11/30/2001
The Right Flooring for Your Space. Advises on types of resilient flooring, including vinyl, lineoleum, rubber, cork, and laminate. A chart illustrating cost, environmental friendliness, installation, care, and special features is... 09/01/2008
The Sports Floor Score. Discusses the issues to be considered when replacing an old gymnasium floor with a new. Issues involving aesthetics, safety, maintenance, and costs are addressed. 04/30/2000
The Way the Ball Bounces. Discusses choosing the right floor for an athletic facility based on the types of games that will be played there and the age of the players. 10/31/2002
Thinking Green. Discusses a proactive approach to maintaining and improving the indoor environment through proper purchasing, maintaining, and recycling of carpeting. Considerations regarding vinyl asbestos tile... 03/31/1997
Tips for Carpeting Your Student Union Building. Presents guidelines for enhancing the investment value of carpeting in student union buildings, foyers and hallways, administrative offices, cafeterias and food courts, and recreation areas. Color... 02/28/2001
Tough Rubber. Describes the benefits of using rubber floor coverings in a gym's free-weight and cardiovascular equipment areas. Tips on purchasing rubber floor are highlighted as is an annotated list of... 04/30/1994
Tread Carefully. Discusses flooring options for locker and shower areas. Aesthetics, safety, maintainability, cost, and sustainability are considered in this discussion of tile, poured epoxy, concrete, ruber, vinyl,... 08/31/2006
Walk the Walk. Advises on floor selection for schools. Criteria are discussed that assess durability, cleanliness, acoustics, effects on lighting and the environment, aesthetics, and appropriateness of different... 01/31/2009
What's New Underfoot--Seen and Unseen? Reviews the latest styles and the most up-to-date products available in carpeting for educational facilities. Deciding on which carpeting to buy by looking into a carpet's unseen benefits is... 11/30/1999
What's New Underfoot? Presents an interview with a school interior designer that discusses preliminary school flooring selection, regulations, cafeteria flooring, new flooring products, moisture content in the floor slab... 06/30/2007
Whats New Underfoot? Discusses new trends in school carpeting that can help add a warmer, friendlier, and less institutional look to the indoor environment, including benefits in maintaining air quality control. Carpet... 05/31/1999
Wood Floors Online.com Comprehensive source on everything to do with wood floors, including product choices, styles, trends, manufacturers, related sites. Good information on sports floors.

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