We at Tandus Centiva believe we have a responsibility to educators, facilities managers, and design professionals. Our mission is to help provide the best environments possible for engaging students and inspiring them to learn.

Schools are our business. We understand our responsibility to provide flooring that is easy to own and reduces the cost of ownership. Our commitment to these standards has required innovative solutions in design, product development, business practices and environmental responsibility. With our product platforms- Powerbond®, modular, broadloom, woven and LVT - we provide a true fit-for-purpose solution for education facilities. Because one type of flooring is not suitable for all applications, we are uniquely positioned to confer with our customers and make the best floorcovering recommendation based upon need.

Evidence-Based Design

Evidence-based design is the mission of establishing designs to create specific outcomes based on research. Credible research now paves the way to forecast facility outcomes inside of the educational experience. Evidence-based design in education is about being purposeful in your selections to amplify positive student outcomes.

Tandus Centiva products help create high-quality learning environments by addressing:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Acoustics
  • Safety/slip falls
  • Energy saving
  • Comfort under foot
  • Ease of maintenance
  • Total cost of ownership

Segment Info

The drivers for better K12 facility interior finish design and considerations are driven by:

  • Absenteeism; causes and costs
  • Greater performing students, higher test scores
  • Creativity crisis and collaborative learning
  • Teacher retention; Health, Comfort, Acoustics & IEQ/IAQ factors

We encourage you to evaluate all of the requirements of a school flooring product before you make the ultimate decision. How we build and renovate our schools directly impacts the future of our students and the wellbeing of our staff and teachers. Schools also provide a reflection to our communities.

We understand the needs of the higher education business and are prepared to assist with the many flooring needs of the collegiate environment by providing impactful designs and products that promote the students’ well-being. Our partnerships with organizations such as ACUHO-i and APPA give us the structure to understand the higher education marketplace.

With challenges like acoustics and high traffic areas, a partnership between manufacturers, facility departments and users is essential for floorcovering selection and maintenance. Tandus Centiva delivers a sustainable, fit-for-purpose flooring solution that optimizes the living and learning environment while making it durable and easy to maintain by facilities personnel.

Our mission is to be part of your strategic planning and create an evidence-based outcome for the faculty and students. Studies through APPA CFaR show that flooring, amongst other interior finishes, could directly impact student achievement, enrollment and retention. Selecting a product that is durable, easy to maintain and purposefully designed is critical for a successful collegiate experience and student achievement.

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