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Flooring is one of the most crucial elements for a home with disabled person. The floors should be easy to clean, shouldn’t scratch easily and non-slippery.
Wheelchairs run great on hardwood flooring while thick carpet is not ideal.
Ideal flooring for wheelchairs should be firm, with flat transitions (no sunken floors or split levels) from one room to the next.
Solid rubber flooring gives great non-skid traction for wheelchair wheels and is more forgiving than hard flooring if there should be a fall.
Slip-resistant which help to prevent elderly and the disabled from falling or tripping.
Resilient flooring will allow for minimum injury or breakage from drops or falls.
The flooring should be a fairly smooth or regular surface for ease of use by persons with mobility or balance issues.
Living Room / Dining Room / Bedroom
Choose flooring with hard surface and slip resistant. Ensure plenty of floor space to maneuver around the room.
Slippery flooring in kitchen may cause tripping or falling. Small tiles are usually less slippery than larger tiles.
Bathroom and toilet
Slippery flooring in bedroom and toilet may cause tripping or falling. Small tiles are usually less slippery than larger tiles.