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Safe flooring for aging population

We get many requests to repair and replace flooring for clients who have recently had a stroke, operation or other life event that has affected their mobility. Since my wife is a physical therapist, it seemed appropriate to look into this. I’m only a few years from being able to join AARP, but considered them the best place to start.

Here is a link to AARP’s website that provides a valuable checklist for steps to prevent falls in your home or that of someone you care for. Below is the checklist. You’ll notice one of their recommendations is a low, tight pile for carpet. We routinely recommend this for clients for whom tripping and slipping may be concerns. The lower and tighter the pile, the safer the carpet, especially if the user shuffles their feet or is using a walker.

Preventing Falls

Consider these safety improvements to make your and your loved one’s home as slip-free as possible. Inspect the inside and outside of the house, and check off the items that are complete and the ones you still need to do.
To Do All Rooms

Install carpet with short, dense pile.
Secure rugs with double-sided carpet tape.
Use non-skid, no-wax flooring.
Make thresholds even with floor.
Arrange furniture so you can easily get around it.
Reposition electrical and extension cords out of the way.
Keep exits and hallways open.
Use stable chairs with armrests to help you get up.
Provide bright, evenly distributed light.
Use lampshades that reduce glare.
Put light switches and electrical outlets within easy reach.
Use nightlights.
Don’t leave anything on the floor that might cause you to trip.

Stairs

Install handrails on both sides of stairways at the best height for you.
Make sure steps are even and in good shape.
Check that carpet adheres firmly along stairs; repair or replace worn carpet.
Choose a carpet that doesn’t hide step edges or create illusions such as steps that appear deeper than they are.
Remove rugs at the top or bottom of stairways and secure all other rugs firmly to the floor.
Use good lighting (at least 60-watt bulbs) in stairways; install on-off switches at the top and bottom of stairs.
Make sure stairs are clear of all objects.
Watch out for a single step—people often trip when there is only one step.

Kitchen

Choose sturdy step stools, preferably with handrails, and throw away broken stepstools.
Clean spills immediately to avoid slipping.Walk on floors only after cleaning solutions have dried thoroughly.
Do away with floor wax.
Don’t stand on the countertops.

Bathroom

Use rubber bathmats or strips in bathtubs and showers.
Install at least two grab bars in the shower/bath.
Clean up water from the floor.
Secure bathroom rugs to the floor.
Use raised toilet seats and install handrails within reach.
Always use a night-light.

Outside

Brightly light all paths and stoops.
Install handrails along any flight of outdoor steps.
Spread sand or salt on icy walkways.
Keep steps, sidewalks, decks, and porches clear of newspapers, sticks, rocks, wet leaves, and other debris.
Repair broken or uneven pavement on walkways and driveways.
Remove roots that protrude from the ground.
Clean spills immediately, especially oily ones on concrete or asphalt.

Tips

  • Use non-skid contrasting tape, rubber stair treads, or coated, skid-resistant treatment on non-carpeted stairs; apply tape to dry, clean surfaces at one-inch intervals; use three long strips of tape on each step.
  • Take your time and pay attention when you’re on the stairs.
  • Be especially careful when you carry large loads.
  • Don’t wear shoes you can slip in.Be especially careful when you
  • can’t reach the handrails.
  • can’t grasp them properly because they’re an awkward shape.
  • encounter uneven steps, obstacles on the steps, or non-skid treads that are too small.
  • find floor wax, surfaces in poor repair, worn tread surfaces, or poorly secured floor coverings on your floors.
  • experience distractions around you.

The above list should be quite helpful. Should you have concerns about safe flooring and repairs to existing transitions between different flooring types, please feel free to email and we can help.

All the best,

Chris

Residential Group Manager

Stanton Carpet In Northern Virginia, DC & Maryland – Stocking Dealer & Special Order Experts

For nearly 40 years, we have been offering the finest wools to our clients in the DC-Metro, Northern Virginia area.

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Stanton, Anastasia color Midnight

We carry the complete line of Stanton Carpet & Runners. In fact, we are a stocking dealer, so we may have just what you need. Our remnant area is stocked with hundreds of rolls of Stanton, Nourison, Couristan, Karastan, Masland, Dixie, Milliken, and other manufacturers.

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Stanton style Somerville, color Wicker

Stanton Sagamore
Stanton style Sagamore

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Stanton style Matrix, color Marine

In fact, what we stock is also available at prices no one else can match. We have wools starting from $2.99/ft up to $4.99/ft… instead of $10 TO $22/ft.

Call me at 703-370-0000 or send an email

Arlington VA Flooring Contractor 22209

Christopher Moline, LEED AP

List of current Stanton Broadloom carpet styles and some more images:
KANDIRA, KARACHI, KENDRIC, KENSINGTON, KENYA, KORA, LA JOLLA, LAHORE, LAKE ANNECY, LAKE COMO, LAKE CONSTANCE, LAKE ERIE, DOMINIQUE, ECHO, ENCHANTMENT, FALLBROOK, FELICITY, FIESTA, FIFTH AVENUE, FITZROY, FORSYTH, FORUM, GARDENA, GEMINI, GEORGE V, GILMORE, GRACE, GREENWICH, GREENWICH AVENUE, GREENWICH COURT, GREENWICH FIELDS, GREENWICH PARK, GREENWICH PLAID, GREENWICH VILLAGE, HANNAH, HANOVER. HARRY, HARRY II, HAWTHORNE, HICKORY, HILLSBORO, HUNTSMEN, ISLAND COVE, ISLAND STAR, ISPARTA, ISPHAHAN, IZMIT, JUPITER, AGRIPPA, ASCOT , APELLA, CAROLINE, CAROUSEL, CASARELLA, CATHERINE, CEYLON, CHAMBERLAIN, CHARLES II, CHARLESTON, CHRYSTIE, CLEARWATER, COLORADO, BELVEDERE, BOHEIM, BOND STREET, BOREALIS, BRENTWOOD, BRITTANICA, BRITTANY, BURANO, CAMBRIDGE, CANNES, CANTERBURY, CAPE MAY, ASPEN, ATRIUM, AUGUSTA, AVENUE B, AVONDALE, BAGIRA, BALMORAL, BAROK, BEATRIX, BEAUMONT, BELLA, ALEXANDER, ALEXANDER II, AMELIA, AMULET, ANASTASIA, , A NATOL, ANNETTE, ANTIBES, CONCIERGE, VIEWPOINT, VISCAYA, WELLESLEY, WHITFIELD, WINDSOR, WINSLOW, WOODLAND, WOOLCORD, YARDLEY, YASMINE,   TRAFALGAR SQUARE, TRINIDAD, TUNISIA, TUSCANY, TWILIGHT, TYLER TWEED, UPTOWN, VANESSA, VARESE, VENTURA, VERONA, VERONIQUE, STEPHANIE,,  STONEHENDGE, SUDAN, SUZANO, VANIR,TEK WOOD, TERESSA,THEBES TOPKAPI, TORINO, TOULON,  TRADE WINDSSELENA, SERENGETI, SERPENTINE SHETLAND SOMERVILLE SONJA SONORA SOPHIE SPELLBOUND SPRINGFIELD ST TROPEZ STAR WIND SAGAMORE SAKURA SALISBURY SAMSARA S AN JOSE SAN MARCO SAN REMO SAN SIMEON SANCTUARY GARDEN

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Stanton Anastasia Runner
Stanton Annette
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Stanton Avondale Anywhere
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Stanton Bel Air
Stanton Bella Anywhere
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Stanton Brentwood
Stanton Burano
Stanton Cannes
Stanton Canterbury
Stanton Capella
Stanton Capella Runner
Stanton Carousel
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Stanton Catherine
Stanton Catherine Runner
Stanton Colorado
Stanton Cremona
Stanton Cumberland
Stanton Danica
Stanton Deco
Stanton Delancy Anywhere
Stanton Dominique
Stanton Dominique Runner
Stanton Dubarry
Stanton Echo
Stanton Fairfield
Stanton Fallsbrook
Stanton Fiesta
Stanton Fiesta Runner
Stanton Fitzroy
Stanton Forsyth
Stanton Gardena
Stanton George V
Stanton George V Runner
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Stanton Isparta
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Stanton Jewels
Stanton Karachi
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Stanton Kasghar
Stanton Kenya
Stanton Landsdowne
Stanton Leonata
Stanton Leonata Runner
Stanton Logan Anywhere
Stanton Long Island
Stanton Madagascar
Stanton Manhattan
Stanton Marie
Stanton Marie Runner
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Stanton Matrix
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Stanton Mazara
Stanton Mazara Runner
Stanton Melrose
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Stanton Prosperity
Stanton Ramona
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Stanton Ribcord
Stanton Rio
Stanton River Rock
Stanton Rockland
Stanton Rodeo
Stanton Royal Crowne
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Stanton Russell Square
Stanton Sakura
Stanton Samsara
Stanton Samsara Runner
Stanton San Marco
Stanton San Remo
Stanton Scroll
Stanton Scroll Runner
Stanton Serengeti
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Stanton Sonora
Stanton Sophie
Stanton Sophie Runner
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Stanton Suzano
Stanton Tek Wood
Stanton Topkapi
Stanton Topkapi Runner
Stanton Torino
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Stanton Uptown
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Stanton Vanessa
Stanton Vanessa Runner
Stanton Varese
Stanton Varese Runner
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Stanton Veronique
Stanton Viewpoint
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Stanton Winslow Anywhere
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Stanton Woolcord

Using VCT In A Residence For Design

Case Study
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Beau Bevard, Residential Sales Pro, worked with his customer on this project using commercial vinyl composition tile in their home.
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The end result came out exactly as planned since Beau used our computer capabilities to design the project in color and to scale. using-vct-in-a-residence.

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To contact Beau about this project, you can email him at BBevard@CarpetCCA.com.

At Alexandria Carpet One & Commercial Carpets of America, we can work with you to make your vision a reality… and this is a perfect example!

Christopher Moline, <hr>Residential Group Manager, Commercial Carpets of America 703-370-0000 <a href=
Christopher Moline
Residential Group Manager
Commercial Carpets of America
703-370-0000
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