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Retirement community to include homes with laminate flooring


Retirement community to include homes with laminate flooring A planned retirement living community in British Columbia is nearing completion, and according to The Morning Star, the facility includes a number of features that may help older adults maintain an independent lifestyle.

Among the design changes that make the 16 one-bedroom units more senior-friendly are wider doorways and living areas that make the space more wheelchair accessible. In addition, the news source reports that all the of the units will be ground level and there will be a lounge in the community that contains a full-sized kitchen, a meeting room and storage.

"Step-in showers, bathroom bars and laminate flooring are being installed so each unit becomes more senior-friendly," Senior Housing Society vice-chairperson Jean Latval told the news outlet.

Homeowners who are providing care to elderly loved ones may want to consider installing laminate flooring in their home to make it more senior-friendly. The North American Laminate Flooring Association reports that the material is easy to install, and its durability makes it a perfect option for houses where an occupant may be using a wheelchair.