LVT in Residence Halls

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    • March 15, 2024 at 12:37 pm #2799

      Have you used LVT in corridors or in rooms within res halls? I’d like to do this as today we have all carpet, but my two biggest concerns are 1) sound- carpet is more absorptive 2) scratching- obviously not an issue that I currently have with carpet.
      What works well?
      How do you deal with scratching?

    • March 15, 2024 at 12:37 pm #2800

      We exclusively use LVT in our rooms and everyone loves them. In fact, we’ve never used carpet in our rooms so noise has never been an issue. We are standardized on Tandus iD Latitude Wood and we have no issues with scratching. We’ve used it in some common space too, but residence hall corridors are always Tandus Powerbond.

    • March 15, 2024 at 12:37 pm #2996

      We switched from carpet to LVT and are dealing with scratches in elevator areas. I recommend going with something more durable in the high traffic areas. LVT in bedrooms hasn’t been an issue.

    • March 15, 2024 at 12:37 pm #2997

      We are in the process of removing all carpet from the halls as well. We have a mix: some have LVT only in the corridors with VCT still in the suites (we typically use a thicker material with sound backing for the acoustic concerns, and other buildings have LVT throughout the corridors and suites. We are currently under construction on a new res hall, which will be a Bentley Mills LVT throughout, with FLOR rugs in specific common areas. I will say: our maintenance team bought new floor scrubbers machines to make sure the LVT is being properly cleaned, but there are some areas that if the light hits it just right you can see some slight scuffs starting to form….like turning into the elevators and such.
      Our housing maintenance staff was struggling to keep available attic stock of the former carpet tiles, as many had become discontinued over the years and really couldn’t keep up with the replacement needs along with all the other residence hall maintenance schedules.
      Also, the carpet tiles were NASTY.

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