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Old 09-13-2009, 03:48 AM   #1
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The carpet in my mother's care home bedroom is badly stained and smelling from incontinence despite daily shampooing. I would like to replace it with something easier to clean (ie. rubber, cushioned vinyl??), non slip, offering some cushion against falls (which I am told carpet does). Any suggestions. The care home will only provide cheap carpet. Thanks.

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I'd consider cork flooring. It's soft, warm and easy to keep clean!

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What about the incontinence issues?

Is cork suitable for such places?

My suggestion would be commercial vinyl such as that used in hospitals, then a couple of washable throw-rugs strategically located.
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