What to think about when picking flooring for care environments

July 28, 2022
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Having the right flooring for care home environments is essential for residents’ well-being, quality of life, and visitors. They want a home away from home, in an environment they can be comfortable in, so the right flooring is needed. Below are a few things to think about when picking flooring for care home environments.

Anti-slip Flooring

With residents not always steady on their feet, it’s essential for some areas like entrance and exit points of the building, bathrooms and shower rooms, kitchens, etc., to be slip resistant. Anti-slip flooring is also essential when residents rely on crutches, walking sticks, zimmer frames, or wheelchairs to get around. Flooring such as vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles are a popular choice in this situation.

Easy to Clean

A flooring that’s easy to clean and maintains a high level of hygiene is a priority for all care environments. Vinyl and Luxury Vinyl Tiles are always a good choice as they’re water resistant, anti-slip, durable, and easy to keep clean.


In places like hallways, lounges, and bedrooms, having flooring that’s comfy underfoot as well as having a homey feel can help residents feel comfortable and relaxed in such environments.
However, for cozy carpets, you also need to consider the foot traffic these areas will get as you will also need to choose a hardwearing carpet that can withstand any heavy footfall.

Noise Absorbing

Noise can be distressing and disorienting in a care home environment, especially for those with dementia. Having noise-absorbing flooring can help improve the feeling of privacy and support residents or health care professionals who are up and about throughout the day and night in the hallways or communal areas.

How QCF Bournemouth can help you with your flooring needs

Our team at QCF Bournemouth has over 40 years of experience supplying and laying flooring for all industries, including care environments. We know that Care homes can be demanding in high foot traffic areas, and it can be challenging to plan the best way and the best time to change any flooring. This is why you need a dedicated team that will take all of this into consideration, getting the job done at the highest of standards and with as little disruption as possible.

With the knowledge and experience for all types of flooring and being specialists in wet room flooring, we are your one-stop shop.

Get in touch

If you’re looking for high-quality flooring with an experienced team to supply and fit, you’ve come to the right place. So, why not get in touch with us with a phone call on 01202 430412, through our contact form or come and visit us and have a chat. You can find us at 1121 Christchurch Road, Boscombe East, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH7 6BQ.


We are Quality Carpets and Flooring, who specialise in carpet and vinyl flooring. We cater for both commercial and residential floor coverings in Bournemouth and surrounding areas providing a professional and efficient service, whatever your flooring requirements.

As part of our bespoke service, we will visit your home or premises, establish your needs and advise on the most suitable floor covering for each area - providing you with a competitive, no obligation quote.

We thrive on recommendation and pride ourselves in providing the expertise that will ensure our customers return to us time and time again.