Carpets. We use them in our homes and they certainly have a large number of benefits in the classroom. Not only do carpets add a little color and style to the classroom space, but they can improve acoustics, air quality, and much more. Check out these tips and learn about 4 surprising ways that carpets are a great addition to any classroom space.
4 Ways Carpets Benefit Your Classroom Space
Childcraft carpets may stand ahead of the pack when it comes to making your classroom space cozy and comfortable, but any carpet can offer benefits. Keep reading and see how investing in a carpet for your classroom can benefit your students as much as the look and feel of your classroom.
There are a number of noises in the school environment that can interrupt what’s going on in your classroom and distract your students. Hard surfaces like the standard tile floors in many classrooms can reverberate sounds and make a classroom feel loud and echoey.
Carpets and carpeted surfaces (especially those that offer some cushion) can help to reduce sounds and ground-level vibrations. This allows students to focus more on learning and less on what’s happening at the next table or in the hallway.
Indoor Air Quality
Choosing between carpeting and hard flooring also impacts the air quality of your school and your classroom. Allergens from plants and animals are brought into the classroom on a daily basis, and will float around the air throughout the day with hard floors. Hard floors require frequent sweeping and mopping and the activity can actually spread the allergens even further around the room.
Rugs and carpeting, on the other hand, trap allergens and dust. A vacuum with a HEPA filter will allow you to take the allergens and dust out of the carpet, and therefore improve the air quality in your classroom overall.
Nobody likes sitting on a hard floor. Carpeting and rugs can offer the option of flexible seating and meeting areas for things like reading. Some classroom carpets are even designed to offer students designated places to sit.
Carpeting in the classroom also offers more comfort to teachers who are constantly on their feet, and can help to keep heat in the classroom during the colder months of the year.
Hard floors tend to become slippery when wet. Carpets and rugs offer those walking on them much more traction and can prevent the number of slips and falls. However, it’s also important to ensure that any carpets are flat and not curling up at the edges, as this can actually increase a student or educator’s chance of slipping and falling.
Why Choose the New Childcraft Carpets?
The fact of the matter is that some classroom carpets will last longer and withstand more traffic and use than others. The new line of Childcraft early childhood classroom carpets were developed with educators and young learners in mind. From the materials used to make them, to their stain resistance, the carpets are prepared to handle what your classroom has to offer.
Childcraft classroom carpets come in a wide range of sizes and colors, and are protected with MicroGuard anti-microbial treatment and Scotchguard stain resistance. They are made from 100% nylon and are 25% thicker and heavier than other leading educational carpets. All Childcraft branded carpets are also Class 1 fire rated, making them a safe choice for any learning space.
Read More About Classroom Carpets
Need to learn more about the benefits of the Childcraft carpet line or want to shop carpets for your classroom? Check out the hundreds of classroom carpets available online at School Specialty or stop by the Teacher Must-Haves tag page to see the latest teacher favorite products.