Post-Pandemic Floors

Commercial spaces are making big changes when it comes to high-performance, flexible flooring designs
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1 AIA LU/HSW; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 CIM CEU; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe how new flooring designs are revitalizing the commercial sector in a current and post-pandemic world.
  2. Explain some important advances in LVT and VCT flooring.
  3. List some tips on how commercial carpets can be kept clean and safe.
  4. Discuss how specifying for wood flooring in commercial spaces differs from residential.

This course is part of the Flooring Academy

This course is part of The Flooring Academy

Below are a set of links to articles from Floor Trends. Click on each link below to read the articles and then complete the quiz to earn your credit and certificate of completion.

Commercial spaces rely on high-performance flooring due to high traffic impacts. The pandemic has led to even more considerations for commercial spaces, including flexible spaces in retail and other workspaces. This course looks at the ways in which the flooring industry is reassessing its performance and design standards for commercial spaces in response to the pandemic, and how those changes could have a positive impact on the future of construction and renovation.

Floors Revitalize Commercial Spaces Post Pandemic
The commercial sector has been one of the most negatively impacted by the pandemic. There has never been a greater need for flexible spaces, and this concept will continue to evolve as we embrace a post-pandemic world. This article looks at how resilient commercial space prioritizes flexibility and adaptability.
Anna Zappia

Commercial LVT Delivers Design and Performance
With a new administration in place and COVID-19 vaccines being distributed, LVT manufacturers in particular are looking ahead to the rest of the year with optimism as the flooring business rebounds. This article is about how enhanced performance features and design options make LVT a versatile product and the preferred choice for commercial spaces.
Anna Zappia

Creating the Environment Others Desire
Starnet is the world’s largest network of full-service commercial flooring contractors, covering every market in the United States and Canada. This article is an interview that looks at the relevant changes that have happened in the commercial flooring industry, where it has evolved, and where opportunities exist for independent businesses to join Starnet and other cooperatives, associations, and industry organizations.
Mark Bischoff

How the Pandemic Drives Change in Workplaces
The pandemic has changed just about everything, and many of those changes will remain with us for the long term. This interview is with John Stephens, vice president of marketing, Shaw Contract Group, getting his take on what the office of the future will look like.
Dave Foster

Case Study Advances Retail Flooring
When opening a new boutique, fashion designer Candice Held incorporates her sense of style from the ground up. This article is a case study of how her two shops in Palm Springs showcase important advances in LVT and VCT flooring.

4 Steps for Commercial Carpet Maintenance
Properly maintaining a commercial carpet does not have to be a time-consuming or costly proposition. This article looks at several steps commercial spaces can take that will keep the surface as clean as possible for maximum health benefits, from adopting a maintenance plan to proper vacuuming techniques.

Specifying Wood Floors for Commercial Spaces
Wood floors can be a beautiful addition to any commercial project, but it is important to understand that specifying wood floors for commercial spaces differs significantly from specifying them for residential spaces. This article looks at the rigors commercial settings require for wood floors due to traffic and other impacts.
Brett Miller

Post Pandemic

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Originally published in October 2021