The Best Flooring to Prevent Falls

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.