Specifying checklist

Floors

  • Drainage/existing substrate and time available for installation
  • Type of equipment that will be used in the room
  • Extra impact resistance for walking aids and wheeled mobility aids
  • Cleaning and potential for staining of floor
  • Ground floor or upper floor location / stairs or ramps
  • Shoe and barefoot usage
  • Spillages of food, bodily fluids or chemicals
  • Contrasting colours on walls and floors, which can help those suffering from dementia or visual impairments
  • Design and appearance

Walls

  • Existing substrate/wall finish and time available for installation
  • Extra impact resistance for walking aids and wheeled mobility aids
  • Pipes, vents, ducts, wall furniture, window and door frames
  • Colour/contrast finish requirement
  • Hygiene requirement
  • Coved skirting for hygiene and easy cleaning