Care homes are the domain of the elderly and those who are no longer able to care for themselves in their own home. People who live in care homes usually have mobility problems and require lots of extra care, hence the name. Because of this, a care home needs to be safe for residents so that accidents are minimised. So why is Aquafloor waterproof bathroom and kitchen flooring such a top choice?
1. It’s Non-Slip
The most important advantage of using Aquafloor in a care home is that it is a non-slip flooring material. Ceramic tiles and traditional types of laminate and wooden floor are slippery when wet, which is extremely dangerous when vulnerable people with mobility problems are walking around. Carpet is non-slip, but it isn’t suitable for bathrooms and kitchens. Therefore Aquafloor should be top of your list when new kitchen or bathroom flooring is required in your care home.
2. It’s Waterproof
Kitchen and bathrooms require specialist flooring. These are areas of high humidity and both are subject to frequent water spillage, especially in a bathroom and shower area. If you own a care home, the last thing you need is for the flooring to be damaged by water. Replacement of flooring can be a costly business and you probably can’t afford to have a bathroom or kitchen out of action for any length of time. Aquafloor is 100% waterproof and can cope with all manner of water spillage, which is idea for bathrooms where residents need to be hoisted in and out of showers and baths.
3. It Looks Great
Aquafloor is an attractive flooring choice for all environments, but it is especially useful in care homes. A care home needs to have hard wearing floors that retain their ‘new’ look for as long as possible. After all, attracting new business is essential if the business is to be successful and potential new clients are hardly likely to be impressed by worn out décor and shabby floors.
4. It Lasts For Years
Unlike cheap and cheerful laminate, Aquafloor is fully guaranteed for a minimum of 10 years, which is perfect for busy care homes where the flooring is subject to a huge amount of wear and tear. A guarantee protects you if the flooring fails to live up to expectation, so if something goes wrong, you will be able to have the flooring replaced with the minimum of fuss.
5. It’s Easy to Install
Aquafloor waterproof laminate flooring is very easy to install. This is ideal if you are good at DIY and you prefer to save money by doing the job yourself. Alternatively, if time is of the essence and you have a history of dodgy DIY projects, you can always pay a bit extra and have the flooring professionally fitted by a qualified tradesman.
Care homes are tricky environments that require extra special care in order to keep residents safe at all times. Your residents safety should always be your top priority, so don’t be tempted to install cheap, slippery, low quality flooring in bathrooms and kitchens, as it is an accident waiting to happen.