FLOORING DESIGNS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

For higher education, we understand the need for flooring solutions that deliver across a broad spectrum of requirements from the full range of university and college buildings to internally and externally managed student residences. 

With our extensive modular carpet and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) collections, we offer commercial flooring options for collaborative college and university workspaces. Our offerings are supported by a comprehensive service package. Milliken provides complete floor coverings solution for:

 

Universities & Colleges

  • Lecture Halls
  • Libraries
  • Circulation Areas
  • Social Spaces
  • Eating and Drinking Areas
  • Sports Centres

Student Accommodation

  • Bedrooms
  • Corridors
  • Social Spaces
  • Kitchens
  • Bathrooms
  • Recreational Areas

PROJECT PROFILES

HIGHER EDUCATION

STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

BROCHURE

CASE STUDIES

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TOTAL FLOOR COVERING SOLUTIONS

Milliken’s vast portfolio of carpet tile and luxury vinyl tile (LVT) designs offers clients a ‘one stop shop’ for floor coverings, including:

Carpet Tiles – offered in a comprehensive choice of patterns, textures, colours, backing options and price points

Luxury Vinyl Tile - combining high performance constructions for heavy wear with innovative wood, stone and abstract styling

Protective Flooring – for entrances and heavy traffic areas, designed to protect your carpet / LVT from dirt and moisture

 

INSPIRING DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Design Advice - Clients can work with our team of in-house designers, experienced in creating inspirational high-performance interiors for clients in the Education sector. When a standard product isn’t the solution, our technology enables innovative bespoke designs.


VISUALISATION SERVICES

Our online visualisation tool allows you to upload an image of your interior and visualise your carpet in that interior before finalising on a purchase decision.

 

ENGINEERED TO PERFORM

Flexibility – The modular (tile / plank) format of our carpet and LVT is particularly suited to education interiors, offering a quick, practical and flexible on-site solution

Durability – Our floor coverings have been designed to withstand the effects of heavy traffic in even the most demanding of education environments. Our cushion backing and use of premium fibre, combines with robust design, development and manufacturing processes to ensure quality and durability.

Appearance Retention - Not only do most Milliken carpets use fibre with inherent stain resistance properties, proprietary finishes are also built in to ensure durability and long-term appearance retention.

Guaranteed Performance – all our floor covering products come with a comprehensive warranty package, guaranteeing their performance in education interiors.

Safety – Milliken floor coverings are engineered to meet the stringent safety standards required in University learning and accommodation environments.

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DESIGNED FOR WELL-BEING

Creating a welcoming and comfortable environment with appropriate acoustic strategies is vital for both student and teacher well-being. The right floorcovering can boost concentration and memory as well as increasing morale and productivity.

Comfort – Milliken’s cushion backing provides a level of underfoot comfort that ensures a welcoming and luxurious environment as well as being proven to reduce leg muscle fatigue. Learn more about Milliken Cushion Backing.

Acoustics - by absorbing impact and ambient sound, our cushion backing helps to create quieter, calmer spaces for learning.

Biophilic Design – ‘Bringing the Outside In’ – Biophilic design can help improve the overall mood and ambiance of a University learning space or Hall of Residence. Milliken carpet and LVT collections use colour and texture to embrace nature and bring the outside in.
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MAINTENANCE AND DEEP CLEANING SUPPORT

An effective maintenance programme not only improves an environment's comfort and well-being, it can also extend a carpet’s life by up to 30%. It can also contribute to LEED and Well Building Standard certification. Milliken works with clients to develop a programme of daily and periodic maintenance that will meet the needs of their particular facility and its occupants.

SERVICE TAILORED FOR EDUCATION

Account Specialists – our team of specialists, experienced in the Education sector, partners with clients to offer advise on product selection, well-being concepts as well as logistical support.

On-Site Support – Our Education Project Management team can help manage the logistics and technicalities of your carpet installation, including working with clients to develop an effective maintenance programme.

REDUCING YOUR BUILDING’S ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

Sustainability is core to Milliken’s philosophy. We proudly go beyond regulatory compliance by operating with the highest standards of environmental efficiency and production quality in our industry.

Environmental-Certifications
With a strong focus on the reduction of all forms of emissions, waste and pollution, our UK manufacturing plant operates using the following principles of environmental efficiency:

ISO14001 - the highest standard of efficient and environmentally responsible manufacture
 
ISO9001 - the highest standard for quality

ISO14006 - design for environment guidance,  ensuring that the best practice of ISO14001 and 
​9001 is considered at the design stage

LEAN manufacturing principles for efficiency

FAQs


What types of flooring last the longest?

Depending on thickness and pile, modular carpet generally has a lifespan of around ten to fifteen years. How much wear and tear you get out of your carpet depends on the amount of foot traffic and damage it receives. Other options such as LVT flooring and laminate can last as long as 25-30 years, depending on the quality of tiles and installation. Foot traffic can vary in different educational environments, so understanding your needs and key performance characteristics that predict floor durability is key to making the right decision and investment for your facility.

How often should you replace flooring? 

There are several signs to be aware of that indicate your flooring requires a change. If you have carpet - is it threadbare? Has it been badly stained from harsh use over an extended period? If you use vinyl flooring in your institution - has it begun to fade? Is there moisture damage or mould? All these factors indicate you should consider replacing your flooring for safety as well as appearance. If you haven’t already, consider an entrance flooring system for the main entrance. This type of system traps dirt, moisture and protects your flooring.

Should you use carpet or LVT in educational spaces?

The most suitable flooring option for your space depends on its purpose. For open-plan eating areas such as cafeterias, LVT is the best option for durability and easy cleaning. For communal areas such as libraries and lecture halls, carpet is a better option due to better acoustic values and its ability to absorb sound. For enhanced acoustic properties and also enhanced appearance retention v's standard carpet tiles, cushion backed carpet is something to consider.

 

Where can I buy carpet tiles for college classrooms?

Browse our recent collections suitable for college environments, with quick ship options designed for easy installation. If you wish to speak to an expert for more information on custom installations, find a local rep in your area.