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Re: [teacherartexchange] Flooring issues


From: Jeff Pridie (jeffpridie_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Jul 26 2006 - 11:40:50 PDT


I have both types of floors in my room, linoleum and
concrete. The concrete floor is in the back of my
room and they clean it during the summer and seal it.
It is very easy to clean. The linoleum is pretty easy
clean up to. The draw back of the linoleum is once it
is sealed it has can get sticky if the humity is high,
chairs and tables can stick at that point. If you can
have your janitors sweep every day and mop it once or
twice a week it is a very clean environment. I cannot
imagine an art room with carpet. We are in the
process of looking at building a new school and I have
been asked what kind of floor I would want and I told
them a concrete floor with drains.

P.S. buy shoes that have good soles in them as
concrete can wear and tear on your heals.

Jeff Pridie (Minnesota)

--- Miriam Tobola <>

> My school is in the process of changing the flooring
> in the art room. This
> was originally a regular classroom and was converted
> into the art room
> about five years ago. Unfortunately, it was a
> carpeted room. So the
> administration decided it was time to replace the
> flooring.
> In May, the carpet was pulled up and we discovered
> the carpet had been
> glued directly to the concrete floor. After removing
> the carpet, the floor
> was left with a complete covering of glue.
> The administration, janitors and local flooring guy
> can't agree on what to
> do next. Should we tile, put down linoleum, sand all
> the glue off and just
> seal the concrete? The flooring guy was attempting
> to sand it yesterday,
> but the sander got gummed up every five minutes and
> kept blowing fuses.
> I'm hoping to get some feedback from list members on
> what flooring you
> have in your art rooms, what works for easy clean
> up?
> Thanks! -Miriam in North Dakota
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