This course discusses trends in aesthetic, sustainability, and life cycle performance of commercial flooring, including hardwood and substitutes, carpeting, resilient (vinyl/linoleum/rubber/cork), terrazzo, and polished concrete.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
LIST three important current aesthetic trends in commercial flooring.
EXPLAIN how LEED v4 will affect designers’ ability to assess the impact of flooring on occupant health and environmental sustainability.
DISCUSS maintenance and durability aspects of hardwood, carpet, resilient, terrazzo, and concrete flooring.
DESCRIBE the importance of life cycle costs in flooring product selection.