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Adapting learning spaces for the next academic year

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The way learning environments function is just as important as the way they look. Schools, academies, colleges and universities need inspiring, durable, attractive and easy to clean floors that can cope with the demands of daily life.

The suppliers on CPC’s Flooring Supplies and Services framework, have created educational spaces for  education providers for many years and are aware of the changing views on learning spaces, for example the positive impact that biophilia (using natural shades, including wood-look option and images of nature) has on learning. There are many benefits that adaptable learning spaces and effective way-finding solutions, among other design concepts, have for those with autism or Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH) needs. These benefits should not only be considered for specialist spaces, as the same things hugely benefit all children.

Some other typical considerations include:

  • Safety floors to prevent slips
  • Adhesive-free floors to reduce downtime
  • Shoe and barefoot flooring for safer changing rooms
  • Floors that reduce impact sound for quieter working spaces

The suppliers on the flooring framework understand the importance of complying with regulations designed to keep children safe such as solutions that have the required 30-point light reflectance value difference between floors and walls, installing safe disability access ramps or giving reassurance that your doors and walls meet the required standards for fire resistance.

Using CPC’s framework, you can be assured that you will invest in flooring that will offer you proven cleanability and hygiene, maintain its appearance and performance for years and provide you with excellent long-term value.

Should you require any further information about CPC’s Flooring Supplies and Services framework please contact: [email protected] or 0345 3074055. 

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