Last year we found that the carpeting in the 5th through 8th grade classrooms was in great need of replacement and the 8th grade classroom floor was uneven under the carpet and needed to be repaired for safety reasons. The health and safety of your children is important to us, and after hearing concerns from some we wanted to give more insight into the replacement of the carpet in these classrooms that is expected to be completed by Monday.
During planning for this project we considered several options with an eye for safety, durability, and cost-effectiveness. The concerns we heard were related to possible emissions from carpeting materials, and we are happy to say the carpet tiles we have chosen are certified as having met the Green Label Plus Indoor Air Quality Testing Program. To earn this label a product must pass rigorous safety testing by an independent laboratory and meet uncompromising criteria that ensure it is among the lowest emitting products on the market. The adhesive being used is water-based and also rated for very low emissions. In addition, we will be using a vinyl backing with no other padding underneath to further reduce any potential for emissions. As an added benefit the carpet tiles will provide an impermeable barrier to prevent mold from forming.
We’re committed to a healthy and eco-friendly environment for everyone who enters our campus and will be taking additional measures shared with us by experts in healthful living after installation of the carpet, including running HEPA filters for air quality, steam cleaning the carpet once adhesive is dried, and facilitating fresh-air ventilation. If you would like to learn more about the Green Label Plus Indoor Air Quality certification or other manufacturer information you can visit the sites below.
It’s our goal to have this process complete this week. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the new flooring we’re here to help, please contact Christie Kriegsfeld at email@example.com.