Student Housing Flooring Solutions
Providing a Deeper Sense of Engagement and Belonging
Students need a space to rest and rejuvenate to recharge for daily student activities while providing spaces to connect. Many of these communities provide a living-learning experience that enhances a deeper sense of belonging. Design considerations of a quiet and comfortable environment while providing high engagement and the rigors of unique needs such as comfort animals.
Healthy and High Performance Student Housing Facilities
The need for a healthy environment starts with materials that support the whole student. Tarkett starts with high-performance materials that are created with healthy ingredients.
AcousticsNoise pollution in student housing has been a consistent problem for students. Mental Health, Depression, Student Performance, and Early Turnover Rates have all been linked to poor acoustics in student housing.
Spaces of ConnectionMental health has been deemed by the Surgeon General as a crisis and threat to all students. COVID created an interesting front-row seat to what the impact not having human connection had on our mental health. According to the CDC, connectedness within a community is an important way to support mental health and positive behaviors. Students who feel connected to their school are less likely to engage in negative, high-risk behaviors and more likely to experience academic achievement.
Indoor Air QualityAccording to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is “air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of buildings occupants.” Research shows that school buildings impact student health, thinking, and academic performance. “Inhalation is a major route of exposure to environmental pollutants indoors, and indoor environmental exposures have been associated with various negative health outcomes. Recent transitions to more efficient and sustainable campus buildings, alongside long durations of student exposures, further motivate the need to quantify indoor air quality in higher education.”
Tarkett’s product category recommendations are designed at the core with high performance and health in mind. They are created to work together fostering creative and flexible spaces for all learners. We want to make the right recommendation for the best possible outcome in each space for each user. The Tarkett Solution SPECtrum offers a comprehensive portfolio of Resilient, Carpet Tile, Powerbond and Accessories, all designed to coordinate for a complete and cohesive project.