According to figures published by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce), teaching budgets alone will be cut by £342m by the end of the 2011/12 academic year. University budget cuts made headline news earlier in the year, as universities will see their budgets cut by an estimated
£1 billion by 2011/2012 – but they now, more than ever, need to attract new students to their campuses with inviting, contemporary, stunning and creative learning and living environments that will keep looking great for years to come.
This is especially true for flooring. Walked on by millions of feet every year, whether those feet are stiletto heeled, caked in mud or wet with snow - flooring has a number of duties to fulfil. Not only does it have to be practical and safe, but it also needs to create a welcoming and inspirational environment through its design. Carpet has proved to be a highly cost effective way to create stunning flooring for many years to come, with added benefits such as anti-slip and thermal properties, it’s ten times more effective at reducing background noise compared to other flooring options – making it an ideal floor for a learning environment.
For more information, or to download our new Cleaning & Maintenance Guide, please visit our website www.carpetsforeducation.co.uk.