Don't Skimp on the Padding
If you use a wheelchair and you are thinking about a new carpet installation in your Dallas home, you're definitely going to want to make sure to talk to your flooring store representative about finding carpet padding, that will stand up to the rigors of wheelchair use.
One of the major problems that come from wheelchairs on carpet, Dallas, is that the wheels concentrate force across a narrow area when they roll. This has a pizza-cutter-like effect on the carpet's padding if it isn't up to snuff, and can lead to bunching, buckling, and warping of your carpet, which can be both unsightly and dangerous.
The best choice is a durable, thin padding that won't "give" too much, so your chair can roll with ease. The trick is finding thin padding that is durable enough to do the job. Slab rubber padding is the best choice, if you can afford the initial investment.
Go With Carpet Tiles
Your carpet is going to visibly wear down in areas where you spend the bulk of your time, or areas that you pass through frequently. With carpet tiles, you can simply pull up the visibly worn areas, and easily replace them without having to pull out all of your carpeting and start again from scratch.
Get Some Mats
By placing sturdier mats in strategic locations that see a lot of wear and tear, you can seriously cut down on the impact of your mobility device on your carpeting. It's a good idea to put a mat near any entrance to the house to catch any dirt that may be tracked in from outdoors, and also in places where you tend to sit for extended periods of time with your chair, like in front of the TV.
These mats will go a long way toward keeping your carpet in tip-top shape for much longer than it would without them.
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