As students, faculty, and staff returned to school this fall, there was a new emphasis on the importance of cleaning and disinfecting surfaces to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Along with maintaining social distance, wearing masks, and regular hand washing, schools are also cleaning and disinfecting furniture pieces and work surfaces to promote healthy and functional learning spaces.
Thorough cleaning and disinfection of work surfaces, school furniture and other high-touch areas can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools and communities.
With this in mind, it’s important to consider how your school’s work surfaces and furniture materials will react to these increased cleaning measures—both in terms of successful disinfection and durability after repeated exposure to cleaning products.
Here are three easy-to-clean surfaces to incorporate into your learning spaces:
1. Laminate. Surfaces that are designed for safety, efficiency, and learner comfort play a key role in creating a positive tone within learning environments, laminate work surfaces are simple to clean and disinfect due to their non-porous surfaces, resistance to scratches and cracks, and absence of surface texture. Laminate surfaces are also durable and easy to manage during regular periods of cleaning and disinfection.
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