Forbo launches ‘dementia-friendly’ safety flooring

‘Recognising the need for inclusive spaces’, Forbo Flooring Systems has launched its new Surestep Balance range, a Health and Safety Executive (HSE)-compliant safety flooring that it says ‘can fit the aesthetic and functional requirements for dementia-friendly environments’.

Forming part of ‘a wider refresh’ of Forbo’s Step safety flooring, Surestep Balance has been designed specifically with dementia-friendly environments in mind, and features eight colourways with a subtle speckled, minimalist matte effect, to ‘help to create contemporary, inclusive, flooring schemes’.

Surestep Balance floor coverings have a PUR Satin Pearl finish, ‘offering excellent stain, chemical, and scratch resistance’, and making the floorcovering easy to clean and maintain across its entire service life. Forbo claims also to boast the lowest embodied carbon of any safety vinyl available on the market, without offsetting.

Lewis Cooper, senior Marketing executive, said: “We’re delighted to be introducing Surestep Balance to the market. There is a clear need for floorcoverings that can cater to neurodiverse conditions, such as dementia, while also fulfilling all important safety requirements. With our Surestep Balance collection, you’re not only getting a true safety flooring, but one that prioritises the wellbeing and safety of those using it too.”

Forbo’s Step safety flooring is 100% phthalate-free, and incorporates an average of 24% recycled content in its manufacturing process, as well as meeting all HSE and European safety norms – with a ≥36 PTV value and R10 slip resistance.




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