Home adaptations - general

Kitchen / living room / bedroom / hallway

With an ageing population and the Government’s initiative to provide high-quality care at a local level, more and more people are being cared for in their own properties. Adapting the homes of the elderly to keep them safe is an important part of maintaining their wellbeing and standard of living.

A number of health conditions contribute to slips and trips in the home, including dementia, loss of vision, arthritis and Parkinson's disease. Falls can have particularly serious consequences for the elderly so it’s important to protect people from slipping wherever possible. Thanks to its sustained slip resistance, Altro safety flooring reduces the risk of flooring being a cause of slipping to just one in a million. 

Health and mobility issues can also make cleaning more challenging, potentially leading to an increased risk of illness or infection. Our safety flooring has PUR technology for ease of cleaning and, when combined with our wall cladding, provides a hygienic system from floor to ceiling that’s easier to maintain.

Thanks to our wide choice of colours and designs, individuals can stay safe without compromising the look and feel of their homes.

 
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Aesthetics

The home needs to be made safe and hygienic without being turned into a clinical-looking environment.

We offer a choice of designs and a wide colour palette, so individuals can stay safe without compromising the look and feel of their homes. From subtle pastels to uplifting, vibrant brights, there’s something to match everyone’s taste.

Our range of wood-look safety flooring is particularly effective in creating a homely feel.

Durability

Elderly people may use walking aids or need them in the future, so it’s important that walls and floors are durable enough to stand up to knocks and scrapes from Zimmer frames, walking sticks and wheelchairs.

Resilient Altro safety flooring is warrantied for up to 10 years. Combine it with Altro Whiterock impact-resistant wall cladding, warrantied for 20 years, to create a strong, durable system from ceiling to floor.

Hygiene

Cleaning is often difficult for those suffering from health or mobility issues, so surfaces need to be low maintenance and easy to clean.

Our hygienic Altro Whiterock wall cladding has a smooth, impervious surface that can be wiped clean in seconds. As there are no grouted joints, there is no worry of dirt becoming trapped or cracks that can let in water.

Altro Wood Safety and Altro Suprema II flooring have Altro Easyclean Maxis PUR Technology with proven low dirt pick-up, making cleaning easier and helping to keep floors hygienic for longer.

Safety

Older people spend 70-90% of their time in their homes, and this is where the majority of falls occur. It’s essential that floor surfaces are slip-resistant to help prevent accidents.

Altro safety flooring offers lifetime sustained slip-resistance of up to 15 years.