School downtime when students and faculty are not on school grounds is usually a few months in the summer. This year stay-at-home orders paired with an unknown return date for fall has expanded the window of time available to perform upgrades and maintenance. Take advantage of this unexpected opportunity by resurfacing concrete spaces in and around your school buildings.
Best Places for Concrete in a School
Finished concrete is quickly replacing more traditional options (carpet, tiles) in many schools, universities and public facilities, due to its cost, maintenance, longevity, and sustainability. Concrete flooring is ideal for classrooms, restrooms, offices, common areas (cafeterias, lobbies, auditoriums, hallways), utility spaces (janitorial, electrical), and any other high-traffic areas.
Concrete Floors are Durable
Even the most heavy-duty carpet can’t stand up to hundreds of stomping feet every day. Spills and stains mean carpet tiles need replacement or steaming. Virtually indestructible concrete is a smarter flooring option for areas that receive constant foot traffic.
Concrete Floors are Greener
Schools are going green with new builds and renovations of older structures. Installing or rehabbing existing concrete can minimize a school’s carbon footprint through energy efficiency (installation and heating and cooling costs) and elimination of landfill waste. Energy is consumed when transporting carpet and tile, but new concrete is usually produced locally. Resurfacing existing concrete doesn’t even require the limited transport cost of a concrete transport truck. The durability and sustainability of concrete flooring translates into less waste since it does not have to be sent due to a landfill due to flooding, spills, or reaching the end of its service life, like carpet or tiles. Many flooring manufacturers offer recycling options but concrete will remain serviceable for the life of the building.
Concrete Floors are Healthier
Water pooling under vinyl flooring leads to mold and mildew and a number of pollutants associated with respiratory illnesses (dusts, mold, and mildew) are captured and can grow in carpets and then get released into the air.
Concrete Floors are Easier to Maintain
Eliminating waxing, buffing, and stripping reduces janitorial work, saving schools thousands of dollars in maintenance. Concrete floors simply need to be cleaned with a dust mop and an occasional wet mop with water. This elimination of harsh cleaners saves money and is another way concrete floors are a greener option.
Partner with Concrete Resurfacing for Your School Project
Resurfaced, stamped, and acid stained concrete floors are attractive, durable, and cost-effective. At Concrete Resurfacing, we are able to work with any project budget to help you create the desired aesthetic. Welcome back students and faculty with beautifully resurfaced concrete floors. Call 678-248-5154 or contact us through our online form today.