One of the things many people fail to consider when adapting their homes to accommodate family members with mobility devices, is the importance of choosing the correct flooring. This is a shame because the right flooring can make a world of difference in a person's life if they are dependent upon a mobility aid to get around, and a bad choice in flooring can be inconvenient at best and dangerous at worst.
If someone in your household is reliant on crutches, walkers, canes, or wheelchairs to get around, you might want to consider a luxury vinyl tile installation for your home in the Villages, FL. Here's why!
1. It's Durable
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing flooring for mobility devices is durability. By installing luxury vinyl flooring in your home in The Villages, you can be sure you're getting a floor that can stand up to the wear and tear that come from wheelchair wheels and walker legs.
Thanks to the sturdy wear layers and easy cleanup of scuff marks, luxury vinyl tile is the perfect choice for any home with members who use mobility aids.
2. It Transitions Smoothly Between Rooms
Another important consideration is how well your flooring transitions between rooms. One of the great things about installing LVT in your The Villages home, is that an experienced installer should have no problem ensuring a smooth transition between rooms. This will make it easier for wheelchair users to get around, and will minimize the risk of tripping for those who use other mobility aids.
3. Slip Resistance
Luxury vinyl flooring meets ADA safety criteria for all of the categories specified, including slip resistance. It is important to point out to your flooring dealer that you will need your floor to accommodate the needs of a person with mobility issues, to ensure that they can help you find the best LVT product to meet your needs. However, LVT hits all the marks specified in the American National Standard ICC A117.1 (the Accessibility Standard)
Are You Looking for a New Flooring Installation in The Villages?
If you are in the market for new flooring, whether to accommodate mobility devices or not, DCO Flooring would love to help! Our experienced staff of flooring experts has all the answers you need to find the flooring that best meets your needs. Email, call, or stop in at our showroom in Leesburg, FL, and find out why DCO Flooring is the leading flooring provider in The Villages area.