Roppe is ready for education


Creating an environment that inspires learning, allows students to focus and contributes to the health and safety of everyone on campus is key to every education project. We have a variety of products that work in the variety of facilities that you may be designing: day care centers, K-12 facilities, higher education and technical/career centers too.


At Roppe, we’ve teamed up with Sherwin-Williams for color trend forecasting and ready to deliver on the aesthetic you are looking for.

Have a specific school color you need to use to show your team spirit? Custom colors are always available for the perfect match to school and team palettes. Minimum quantities may apply.

Roppe is Ready with solutions for all areas of Educational flooring, including these popular uses:

  • classrooms & labs

  • hallways & stairways

  • technology areas

  • dining/cafeterias

  • gyms/athletic facilities

  • multipurpose rooms

  • administrative offices

explore your options

Life cycle cost analysis

Industry studies have shown that flooring materials with a higher initial cost do not necessarily translate to a higher cost in the long run. In fact, findings indicate flooring materials with a higher initial cost will perform more cost effectively over many years.

For example, while rubber flooring may cost more initially, the cost of maintaining it is lower. And because it’s extremely durable, it lasts a very long time. So, when examining long-term costs, it is important to consider the total cost of ownership. With the right information, you can help customers control costs – not just on the initial project, but also in the long run.

(No Finish)
(No Finish)
Initial Installed cost per sf
(Material/labor only, average)
Example: Installation costs for 70,000 SF$105,000$350,000$735,000
Cost of yearly biweekly maintenance $174,465$32,863$32,863
Yearly savings for maintenance$141,602 savings$141,602 savings
Years to recover the cost of the maintenance2.5 years5.2 years

Source: Spencer Luallen, Technical Maintenance Specialist, Roppe Holding Company

“Finish” maintenance based on 2 full strip and wax per year; 2x scrub and recoat; scrub 650 sf per hour; recoat with 2 coats finish; 2 people 250 sf per hr; plus full cleaning every 2 weeks less the 4 weeks above. Cost of chemicals includes stripper 150 sf per G; first coat finish 2000 sf per G; coats 2-5 finish 2500 sf per G (5 coats figured). Cost of labor includes *2 people 250 sf per hour; 7 hrs per day (1750 sf per day). Cost of pads, mops, etc., includes 8 stripping pads, 6 scrubbing pads and 6 burnishing pads.

“No Finish” maintenance based on full cleaning every 2 weeks. Cost of chemicals includes all purpose cleaner 5000 sf per G; 300 sf per G of diluted solution, proper dilution ratio 4 oz neutral cleaner per 1G water. Cost of labor includes 1 person 1250 sf per hr, 7 hrs per day  (8750 sf per day). Cost of pads, mops, etc., includes 0 pads if using an autoscrubber w/brush attachment or 2-3 scrubbing pads, 2-3 polish pads.