LAKEVIEW LODGE

Lakeview Lodge Care Home will be one of Country Court Care’s purpose-built homes providing personalised, family led care. Spread over three floors, Lakeview Lodge is registered to provide personalised residential and dementia care in a luxury environment.

THE ISSUE

Country Court Care wanted to produce a purpose-built home that offers residents beautiful, homely accommodation, combined with first class care at an affordable price and Samantha Lord, Design Director at Samantha Lord Interior Design Ltd, was set the task of designing the interior finishes to meet this specification.

The care home which consists of 66 en-suite bedrooms, a hair salon, a café/bistro, shop, cinema room, numerous lounges and communal areas required a flooring solution that would flow throughout the home and have performance characteristics that would withstand the demands of all their residents.

THE SOLUTION

Having used the danfloor Healthcare Collection on a number of projects Samantha Lord was familiar with the product and the benefits that the various ranges can provide for a care environment, including areas which accommodate residents living with dementia.

Samantha’s creative vision also welcomed the addition of the EVOLUTION Collection to enhance her interior schemes for Lakeview. Choosing to use three of the ranges; Forest, Origin and Scape within reception areas, corridors and communal areas.

In addition to this Samantha also selected the newest addition to the EQUINOX Collection, Evolve, for use within the homes Enigma Bar, which is a beautifully designed area for residents to socialise and relax in. EQUINOX Tones and Stripe were also selected for use within a number of the bedrooms and upper floor corridors.

Having used the danfloor Healthcare Collection on a number of projects Samantha Lord was familiar with the product and the benefits that the various ranges can provide for a care environment.

THE OUTCOME

With the installation of the stunning ranges from the EVOLUTION and EQUINOX Collections Lakeview is indeed exquisitely designed. The ranges and colours have been selected to compliment the soft furnishings and to provide a natural flow of movement from one area to another. The EQUINOX and EVOLUTION Collection have been specified for high traffic areas and in locations where spillages may occur, such as the Enigma Bar, but both of these Collections, with a proper cleaning and maintenance schedule, will maintain their look and appearance over time due to the way the products are manufactured and their inherent performance characteristics:

Extreme durability – The EVOLUTION Collection is certified to British standard classification 33 “Heavy Commercial Use” enabling it to withstand high volumes of foot and wheeled traffic and intense commercial cleaning, it’s therefore ideal for use within the care home corridors and communal areas.

Appearance Retention – Manufactured using solution dyed Nylon and Polypropylene yarns, both the EVOLUTION and EQUNIOX Collection offer a locked in colourfast system which ensures superior colour and lightfastness even when subject to harsh cleaning chemicals.

Spill safe – EVOLUTION and EQUINOX have an integral protective membrane, preventing liquid spills penetrating through the sub floor, reducing contamination, fungal growth and unpleasant odours.

Antimicrobial yarn treatment – The EQUINOX Collection has been developed to include Bi-Ome® innovative antimicrobial treatment which is designed to kill harmful bacteria including those that can cause MRSA and E-coli.