Slip-resistant, ergonomic flooring helps center create a safe environment for residents with developmental disabilities.
When installing new flooring at Clinton Harbor Assisted Living Facility, safety played a paramount role. The nonprofit center for residents with developmental disabilities needed a floor covering that could withstand the use of wheelchairs and provide stability to both residents and staff.
“We required a flooring product that would wear well, look good and keep residents safe,” said Cynthia Kazmirsky, director of property development, Marrakech, Inc.
Marrakech, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that has been providing care and serving individuals with developmental disabilities in the state of Connecticut for more than 40 years. The organization’s Clinton Harbor facility is an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR), with nurses on staff around the clock to provide specialized care to residents.
Seeking an alternative to the vinyl tile frequently replaced in its other facilities, Marrakech Clinton Harbor opted for noraplan® eco in corridors, resident rooms, stairwells, multipurpose rooms and the cafeteria. Guided by the recommendations of their architect, Marrakech officials ultimately chose nora® to provide comfort and stability for their residents, many of whom use wheelchairs or experience difficulty walking steadily on their own. Additionally, staff benefit from the comfort underfoot as they respond to the needs of residents.
In addition to physical safety, Marrakech Clinton Harbor sought a floor covering that would positively impact indoor air quality and the health of their residents. Thanks to the ease of maintenance offered by rubber flooring, the facility meets strict sanitary requirements without introducing cleaning materials that contain VOCs or other harmful emissions.
See the final result in our complete Clinton Harbor project profile.