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Carpet concerns

For modern classrooms, carpeting may be preferred, but it must be installed and maintained with care.

Facility planners choosing the type of flooring in a school building must consider many factors—among them cost, comfort, durability, the health and safety of students and staff, and how easily custodians can maintain the flooring.

As more school facilities are being designed to enable learning anywhere, students may be found gathered on the floors of classrooms and corridors just as often as they’re in chairs and desks.

In those spaces, carpeting is more likely to p

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