In addition to providing ideal cleaning and maintenance properties the carpet also supports the care home design to minimise trips and falls. Carpet is proven to increase confidence and gait speed for older people as well as decreasing any injuries incurred as a result of a trip or fall. The pile weight and height of both the Equinox Tones and ECONOMIX range allows the use of walking aids and wheelchairs and also helps to maintain appearance retention. Both Castleoak and Abbeyfield are very proud of this innovative development and are extremely pleased with their choice of carpets which provide a number of performance features to ensure the flooring performs and maintains its appearance over time.
In summary both Collections offer the following features:
Extreme durability – ECONOMIX 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 lounges.
Appearance Retention – Manufactured using solution dyed Nylon and Polypropylene yarns, both the ECONOMIX and Equinox Collection offer a locked in colourfast system which ensures superior colour and lightfastness even when subject to harsh cleaning chemicals.
Spill safe – ECONOMIX 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 – Both ranges 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.