Educational facilities must create an environment that is conducive to learning, while taking care to provide systems that are easy to care for, long lasting, and are considerate of potential health issues. Asthma and allergy professionals suggest hard surface flooring (resilient, ceramic, Polished concrete and Terrazzo) in conjunction with the use of area rugs and other design elements to reduce acoustic concerns. Slip resistance is also a consideration as kids will run in the halls.