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The right flooring for classrooms

Whether it’s a nursery, academy or university, a classroom should be warm, durable and have a quiet atmosphere to enable pupils to learn effectively. Forbo Flooring can provide various flooring options to meet these requirements along with an extensive colour pallet to fit in with any design scheme.

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Marmoleum is practical, hardwearing as well as colourful and fun. Marmoleum is a natural product made from 97% natural raw materials. The Topshield2, water based finish, prevents dirt and dust from penetrating Marmoleum, making it reassuringly easy to keep clean, coupled with the possibility to repair damaged surfaces.

Marmoleum has been proven to have a positive impact on allergy sufferers by helping to maintain a clean and fresh environment.

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Slip resistant, comfortable and quiet, Flotex flocked flooring is ideal for the education sector, ranging from nurseries all the way up to higher education. With engaging designs to suit all ages and great acoustic properties, Flotex can create a productive learning space for students.

It’s also safe and warm – great for younger children to play on! Thanks to our high definition digital printing, there is an array of fun and inspiring designs that both adults and children will love.

What's more, it is the first textile floor covering to be awarded the Allergy UK Seal of Approval™, helping to create a better indoor environment for students and staff alike.

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Flotex Colour flocked flooring - classroom
Sarlon acoustic

Sarlon acoustic flooring

For schools, proper acoustic performance contributes towards a quiet atmosphere to help children learn. The Forbo acoustic vinyl collection have been developed to maximize impact sound reduction and comes in a wide choice of colours and designs with a choice of impact sound reduction of 15, 17 & 19dB.

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Carpet tiles

The natural acoustic properties of carpet tiles reduce the noise created by busy classrooms and lecture theatres and the modular format is not only hard wearing it allows for stained or soiled tiles to be easily removed and replaced with new.

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Tessera InTouch Watercolor 3300 Fresco & 3301
Sphera Energetic 50213 spring and 51215 vivid ebony

Sphera Homogeneous vinyl

Forbo's Sphera homogeneous flooring is produced with the latest technology and offers two collections. Sphera Element provides a balanced palette of 62 colours, many with high LRV's while Sphera Energetic has a fresh palette with complementary banks of colourways, ideal for way finding.

Sphera is a great flooring choice for use in education as not only is it extremely durable but it also has a SMART-top surface finish ensuring a high resistance to chemicals, scratches and stains. It's also 100% phthalate free and has very low emissions helping to ensure a healthy learning environment.

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Allura LVT

There is no other LVT in the market today that can match Allura in terms of design, technology and sustainability. Allura uses advanced production technology to ensure maximum dimensional stability so that the appearance of the floor remains as good as
the day it was installed with no unsightly gaps. Take a look and see for yourself what Allura has to offer your facility.

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Allura a63499 ochre + w60308 vintage oak
Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board

Bulletin Board can be used in classrooms, corridors or many other areas in educational buildings so students can communicate with one another and share ideas. Bulletin Board does not attract dust and has bacteriostatic properties ensuring it is the practical solution for the ever changing exhibitions of children's drawings.

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