Choosing the proper flooring installation for Dallas/Fort Worth homes that have family members affected by limited mobility, is a task that requires a bit of thought. You have to consider how the flooring will affect a person's ability to operate mobility devices such as crutches, walkers, or wheelchairs, as well as balancing durability and safety.
Dallas is home to over 117,236 seniors over the age of 65. 65 is the age that people start to suffer greatly from the disastrous results of slip and fall accidents, some of which include hospitalization, and sometimes even death. Obviously, safety is key for this age group.
The advantages of a carpet installation for Dallas residents who utilize mobility devices, or are at risk of slip and fall accidents are manifold. For one, the surface is soft and cushions the impact of a fall. Carpet also offers superior traction to prevent slip and fall accidents in the first place. Finally, carpet transitions fairly smoothly from one room to another, making it less likely to snag or catch mobility devices.
For those with mobility devices that aren't as worried about slip and fall accidents, a hardwood flooring installation is an extremely attractive option. It is durable enough to hold up to the wheels and feet of chairs and crutches, transitions seamlessly from room to room to avoid snagging devices, and is extremely easy to maintain.
If traditional hardwood is outside of your budget, engineered hardwood flooring is on pretty much equal footing and looks indistinguishable from traditional hardwood.
Everyone's Needs Are Different
We know that each individual will have specific needs, and that a tiny blog piece could never cover them all. If you have questions about how to have those flooring needs met, Carpet World would love to help! Contact us today and arrange for a visit from our mobile showroom. We'll come straight to your home, help you assess your flooring needs from top to bottom, and help you get the floors you need at a price that's right.
Our mobile showroom offers coverage to the Dallas/Fort Worth area including Flower Mound, Frisco, Lewisville, and McKinney. Contact us today and find out why Carpet World is the area's leading flooring purveyor!