Spending more time at home means more walking indoors on your floors. If you’re spending more time at home—and who isn’t—the increased risk of falling might be a concern for you or a loved one.
The best way to prevent a fall is to do a room-by-room flooring and use assessment. But before you do, read The Best Residential Flooring Options for Aging Adults. It’s a perfect guide that lists the benefits and drawbacks of the most common flooring types, like carpeting, cork, vinyl, hardwood, and laminate. You’ll also find a list of the kinds of flooring materials seniors should avoid.
To avoid falls, start at the bottom and look at your floors.