Floor coverings must not cause any annoying mirroring or dazzling with backlighting

Floor Covering for Houses for Old People and Disabled People

Houses for old people and disabled people is a place equipped with long-term medical care facilities meant for taking care of elderly patients or disabled people who are in need of special assistance. A few particular aspects must be taken into consideration so as to ensure that a floor covering is suitable for use in buildings planned with universal accessibility.

The flooring in old houses for old people and disabled people has to be low maintenance and easy to clean, while also being attractive, and comfortable for the people living there.
Cleanliness and hygiene are of the utmost importance when it comes to floor surface or floor covering for houses for old people and disabled people.

The floor covering for houses for old people and disabled people must be possible for stains (caused by dirt, blood or urine) to be easily and thoroughly removed by cleaning. In areas that are particularly sensitive, I recommend seamless flooring so that dirt cannot settle. The floor covering for houses for old people and disabled people must also be stain resistant, moisture resistant and resistant to all common disinfectants.

Cleaning floor and easy to clean

Cleaning floor and easy to clean

 

Safety must also be given high priority in houses for old people and disabled people. There is a basic requirement for all rooms to have non-slip and skid-proof floor coverings that are also flame-resistant. Tread safety and slip resistance is a fundamental requirement, so as to enable people with visual impairments or difficulty walking to move around safely at all times. The surface of floor covering must not cause any annoying mirroring or dazzling with back-lighting.

Based on the considerations above, the floor covering for houses for old people and disabled people is recommended to be:

  1. Padded Vinyl
  2. Padded Linoleum

Padded Vinyl: Resilient vinyl floor covering is very easy to keep clean. Impervious to water penetration, vinyl flooring generally does not stain, and almost any cleansing solution can be used to disinfect its surface. At the same time, it can be combined with a padded underlayment layer, which will make the floor soft, and safe against all but the worst falls.

Padded Linoleum: Another resilient floor covering, linoleum is similar to vinyl, but is made from all natural linseed oil. This means that you don’t have any of the problems with toxic off-gassing that can occur with synthetic materials. Easy to clean, linoleum will be proof against most stains, although it can be damaged by large amounts of free-standing water.

Floor coverings must not cause any annoying mirroring or dazzling with backlighting

Floor coverings must not cause any annoying mirroring or dazzling with back-lighting

The picture above is example floor covering for houses for old people and disabled people with material vinyl timberline produced by DLW FLOORING from Germany .

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