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Cushion Vinyl A Good Option for Senior Homes and Healthcare Facilities

Flooring in homes with Seniors Citizens often require a different set of criteria for it to work. For instance, consideration of safety need to be ascertained since seniors often  can be prone to injury.

Flooring in homes with Seniors Citizens often require a different set of criteria for it to work. For instance, consideration of safety need to be ascertained since seniors often  can be prone to injury.

The harder the flooring, the greater chances of harm and danger to that an accidental fall could lead to.  Anti slip and anti skid properties of the flooring especially where there is a chance of water spill is another area which needs to be taken into account.

At the same time, the flooring should not have any uneven surface and be on a level footing throughout since at their age, they can often have issues with gait and a firm footing everytime is crucial.

The flooring should be hygienic and low on maintenance and cleaning and at the same time limit the emission of VOCs which could be a significant factor when it comes to flooring for elderly citizen in nursing homes or old ages homes, healthcare facilities and for that matter, even residences.

Vinyl Flooring is increasing becoming a popular choice in the residential sector in India. Experts believe that there is a greater opportunity for its growth in homes similar to the way one uses a wood or laminate flooring in one or two rooms if not the entire house. 

Vinyl Flooring is increasing becoming a popular choice in the residential sector in India. Experts believe that there is a greater opportunity for its growth in homes similar to the way one uses a wood or laminate flooring in one or two rooms if not the entire house. 

Vinyl sheets come in a wide variety of design choices such as wood, stone etc. A cushioned vinyl flooring in a senior citizen’s room may be a good choice where you can have a great design suitable for them coupled with functional benefits.  The cushioned floor would save many elders from getting severely hurt due to an accidental fall.

The positive trend towards these floors are evident from the fact that even many builders have coming forward to ask for these floors.  At the same, there is a rising demand for these floors in old age homes as well which are being created by many people.

Cushion vinyl is a distinctive type of vinyl flooring sheet which has a very resilient high density foam incorporated as part of its thickness. This layer acts as a cushion for your foot.

There are vinyl sheet that comes with a special coating which takes care of the maintanence part of the flooring especially in healthcare facilities and homes where low maintenance flooring option is a must.   

The floor is anti-slip, scratch resistant and more importantly hygienic and it doesn’t allow germs to grow in it. The average thickness of the sheet could range from 80mil to 155mil, the thicker the better in terms of cushioning performance. 

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