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pyrowolf 08-03-2007 02:16 PM

Looking for soft flooring to put in bathroom for elderly lady
 
My great grandmother has falling in bathroom. Is there any soft padding I can use as a floor for her.

ron schenker 08-03-2007 05:44 PM

Cork would be the least painful flooring, however if she's falling in the bathroom I would recommend installing some grab bars to help her stay up! If you don't want to replace the flooring that's there now you could lay down some of that rubber floor pad that is used in gyms.

lleckie88 04-26-2008 12:02 AM

isn't rubber flooring too slippery for a bathroom floor. You also have to think about it getting wet also. The only solution is putting grab bars all throughout the bathrrom. on the doorways and such

LawnGuyLandSparky 04-26-2008 08:28 AM

How about some shaggybathroom carpet? But even if you solve the hard floor issue, there's still the hard toilet, tub, and vanity issue.

Knucklez 04-26-2008 10:08 AM

cork is a good idea. you can find it on ebay too.

if you live near toronto ontario canada, a good source is http://www.dufferintile.com/

Knucklez

poppameth 04-26-2008 10:41 AM

Cushioned back vinyl is another option. However any of these options (short of the carpet) won't give enough cushion to make any difference in this case.

jcalvin 04-26-2008 11:36 AM

I am not sure if there is any available flooring that would make a difference. If you get is too soft she possibly could have a hard time walking on it, kinda like a mattress. My papaw had parkinsins and vinyl/hardwood was the best for him. He could use his walker and it wouldn't catch on the flooing and it is a firm floor to walk on.

ayeshaa 04-28-2008 03:03 PM

Rubber
Soft, non-slip, easy-to-clean, waterproof and very hardwearing, rubber flooring is ideal for bathrooms. Choose from sheet or tiles in smooth or studded finishes, in a huge range of colours.

Vinyl
Hygienic and waterproof, vinyl comes in sheets or tiles. Cushioned vinyl is softer and warmer, while harder types come in a variety of finishes. It must be laid on an absolutely flat surface.

jogr 04-28-2008 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyrowolf (Post 56080)
My great grandmother has falling in bathroom. Is there any soft padding I can use as a floor for her.

I wonder if the right answer is a soft floor. She can still hit her head on the vanity, stool and tub which is more of a concern than the floor - and a soft floor might promote tripping. Nonslip-yes, soft I question.

I would focus on the means to prevent the fall like the grab bars.


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