Safety first as AKW unveils new anti-slip flooring for bathroom adaptation market
AKW has extended its new anti-slip vinyl flooring range to address factors that raise the risk of falls in the bathroom, such as slip resistance, visual contrast and texture.
The range by AKW, which specialises in showering, daily living and kitchen solutions for people with mobility needs, has been broadened and improved in a wide variety of contemporary colours and with a high level of slip resistance.
Suitable for wet rooms as well as other bathroom adaptations, the flooring range conforms to both HSE and International standards.
AKW Safety Flooring has a high Pendulum Test Value (PTV) for slip resistance, making it safe for barefoot users in wet and soapy environments and exceeding wet room requirement standards
The flooring is also watertight, long-lasting with slip resistance for a minimum of 10 years, and easy to clean.
Importantly, the safety flooring has been specifically designed so it does not contain any large speckles, as these can be interpreted as pieces of dirt by those with dementia, resulting in the bathroom user attempting to pick them up and increasing the risk of fall.
AKW’s safety flooring range is two metres wide and can be cut to order in incremental lengths of half a metre or ordered in rolls.
Alongside this cut-to-order service, AKW is offering installers a range of other products for fitting the flooring on screeded, concrete and wooden floors. These include a range of profiles and trims, levelling compound, latex liquid, flooring and contact adhesive and floor colour matching weld rods.
Stuart Reynolds, Head of Product and Marketing at AKW, comments: “The new anti-slip flooring is one of the key product ranges in our AKW One offering, which we continually expand to make installers and specifiers’ lives easier. Furthermore, consumers can choose from eight contemporary colours which reflect current trends and are sure to complement a range of style preferences.”
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