Carpeting

Carpet cleaning: When less is better

Carpet cleaning: When less is better

There are three key reasons why administrators of long-term care facilities should consider installing carpeting in their locations. All are related to the health and safety of their staff and the people using the facility.

First impressions count: Don't be floored

First impressions count: Don't be floored

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A clean floor is likely to go unnoticed. But when it's not clean, it reflects negatively on your overall reputation.

Are hard surface floors really greener?

Are hard surface floors really greener?

While it cannot be denied that hard surface flooring is likely to last longer than carpeting, there are studies that question if it is actually easier and more cost effective to maintain. Carpeting may actually be the greener choice after all.

How to do it ... Design

When designers get to work on senior care settings, they must always be concerned about what they put underfoot. Textures, colors, composition, cleanability and many other factors come into play. And yet there is, of course, no single kind of flooring that should exist throughout a facility. Experts advise here on how to decide on appropriate surfaces and locations for them.