Ramps and access in the home
Access around the home
Using rubber ramps, infills, and steps are a great solution for providing safe and easy access around the home, especially for those with mobility challenges. While there are several materials to choose from, such as timber and concrete, rubber ramps and platforms are becoming increasingly popular due to their many benefits. Ramps create a smooth transition between different levels of your home. They can also be used to create a gentle slope over stairs or raised thresholds. Rubber platforms are a versatile solution for creating a safe transition between different levels. They can be customized to half a step, extend it, or used with handrails to provide support and stability, reducing the risk of falls or accidents.
But why use rubber?
- Rubber ramps and platforms are slip-resistant, making them a safer choice than timber or concrete, mitigating the risk of falls and accidents. Unlike timber, it does not require nonslip treatment paints or coatings.
- Rubber is a shock-absorbent material that provides a cushioning effect on the joints and bones. It can make walking or moving around more comfortable, especially for those who have arthritis or other joint conditions.
- Rubber is a highly durable material that can withstand weathering and wear and tear over time. This makes it ideal for outdoor use and ensures that it lasts for years to come. Unlike timber, it does not require sealing or painting.
- Rubber ramps and platforms are versatile and customizable. They can be moulded into various shapes and sizes, making them an excellent choice for those who want a unique design that complements their home's aesthetic.
Overall, rubber threshold ramps can provide a simple and effective solution for improving accessibility and reducing the risk of falls and injuries for individuals with mobility challenges.