The entryways, vestibules, corridors, and stairwells are most often the first and last impression students, teachers, support staff, parents, and other visitors will have of the school experience. These areas receive a lot of wear and tear, but still need to maintain a high order of aesthetics, hygiene, and functionality. Special consideration needs to be taken when evaluating these high traffic areas for long-term abrasion, chemical, stain, non-skid, and UV resistance. These areas need to provide good traction to prevent slip and fall incidents, yet easy to clean and maintain. Bright, vibrant colors- solid or iridescent, or decorative particle blends like ceramic quartz, rubber granules, or stylish polymer flakes can really set the right tone and atmosphere for the student body. A customized school logo strategically placed in the flooring system can also inspire real school spirit. In addition, there’s no waxing, polishing, or buffing required over the life of these flooring systems.