Creating a domestic and therapeutic environment within a care setting is essential and the carpet plays a key role in this. Healthcare carpet not only helps to reduce stress-related behaviours but also helps to reduce injuries as a result of falls and should, therefore, be considered as part of any design specification within a care home setting.

Healthcare carpets not only have to be durable, but the designs and colours available within a healthcare carpet collection are essential for making the floor covering suitable for those living with cognitive impairments such as dementia and at danfloor we are specialists in providing dementia flooring.

The carpet fibre plays an important role in achieving the performance characteristics of a healthcare carpet this which is why our healthcare carpets are made from the finest quality yarns.

The Equinox carpet collection incorporates the Prism™ fibre, a solution-dyed polypropylene yarn which is hard wearing and minimises the effects of visual soiling.

The Econyl yarn used to create the Economix range and Evolution Collection is an important factor contributing to the integrity and resilience of the carpet and goes a long way in determining the overall performance of the carpet. The Econyl fibres used to make these ranges result in carpets which are designed to perform in the most demanding environments and are able to withstand high levels of traffic and heavy contact along with intensive commercial cleaning.

All our healthcare carpets are backed with either danfloor's Aqua Bac or Ti Backing, both of which are impervious and provide complete protection against subfloor contamination and surface liquid penetration.

All the products within the healthcare carpet collection also incorporate Bi-Ome® a permanent antimicrobial coating on the carpet fibres. Bi-Ome® provides a permanent barrier against microbes and inhibits bacterial and fungal growth, which are the major causes of cross-contamination and odour. Bi-Ome® has also been tested on enveloped viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, and has demonstrated that it enhances the deactivation of viruses, on textile products.

When designing the products we take into consideration all the needs of our customers which is why many of our healthcare carpets are suitable for use within dementia friendly facilities. The Dementia Services Development Centre at Stirling University have reviewed our dementia flooring ranges; Equinox, Tones, Evolve and Economix and have accredited them all as suitable for use within dementia inclusive environments. You can find out more about the accreditation by visiting our Certification page.