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5 Things to consider when specifying carpet

Carpets bring many therapeutic benefits to a care environment, whether that be a residential care or nursing home or a mental health facility. However, not all carpets are the same and yes there are some on the market which may not perform well in such demanding environments so here are my top 5 things to…

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COVID – 19 AND CARPETS

CARPETS SHOULD NOT CAUSE ANY CONCERN Viral and bacterial infections have always been present within a care environment, but should never lead to the pulling out or replacement of carpets. Carpets provide many therapeutic benefits for residents and staff and when combined with an antimicrobial coating they provide the first line of defence against the…

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The importance of acoustic design for cognitive development

Considered design principles within school environments; including boarding facilities and classrooms, can positively affect student learning and teacher satisfaction as well as enhancing the mental wellbeing of all its occupants. There are many ways in which carpet can benefit an education facility and one of those is creating an acoustically sound environment which is conducive…

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Dementia Flooring – 5 Things to consider

Dementia-friendly design can make a real difference in improving the quality of life for thousands of residents in care settings living with dementia. At danfloor we keep abreast of the recommendations when it comes to colour and design and we have created a selection of carpets that have been accredited by Stirling Universities DSDC as…

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Which is less expensive and quicker to clean properly; Carpet or Hard Flooring?

When considering carpets for a non-clinical healthcare environment you can take confidence in the fact that both the Health Building Notes and the Care Quality Commission state that carpet is acceptable as long as a pre-planned cleaning and maintenance schedule is in place and that the carpets are correctly maintained. Any floor covering within a…

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Blog – Carpets can help to reduce the severity of fall injuries

People over the age of 65 are more prone to falling, with around a third of people aged 65 and over, and around half of the people aged 80 and over experiencing a fall at least once a year. Many factors can increase the risk of falling: Acute infections like pneumonia Dehydration Rapid changes in…

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Blog – The Co-existence of viral and bacterial infections

Medical journals note that with outbreaks of viral respiratory infections, such as COVID 19, there can be an increase in bacterial co-infections, which are normally relatively harmless, but when combined with a viral infection can, unfortunately, become fatal. There are a number of reasons as to why this happens; one of which is because respiratory…

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Blog – How carpet can achieve a healthy and clean learning environment

With this week marking the return of some children back into schools across the country, there is great concern from all parties about the ability of schools to limit the potential spread of the virus. There will be many restrictions imposed on the children and the removal of resources that could be seen as a…

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