Lakeview Lodge Care Home will be one of Country Court Care’s purpose-built homes providing personalised, family led care. Spread over three floors, Lakeview Lodge is registered to deliver residential and dementia care in a practically designed, luxury environment.

County Court Care wanted to produce a purpose-built home that offers residents beautiful, homely accommodation, combined with first class care at an affordable price. Samantha Lord, Design Director at Samantha Lord Interior Design Ltd, was set the task of designing the interior finishes to meet this specification.

The care home, which consists of 66 en-suite bedrooms, a hair salon, a café/bistro, shop, cinema room and numerous lounges and communal areas required a flooring solution that would flow throughout the home and have performance characteristics which would withstand the demands of all their residents.

Having used the danfloor Healthcare Collection on a number of projects, Samantha Lord was familiar with the product and the benefits that the various ranges can provide for a care environment, including areas which accommodate residents living with dementia.

Samantha’s creative vision also welcomed the addition of the Evolution Collection. To enhance her interior schemes for Lakeview, she decided to use three of the ranges; Forest, Origin and Scape within reception areas, communal areas and corridors.

The newest addition to the Equinox Collection, Evolve, was selected for use within the home’s Enigma Bar, a beautifully designed area for residents to socialise and relax in. Equinox Tones and Stripe were chosen within a number of the bedrooms and upper floor corridors.

With the installation of the stunning ranges from the Evolution and Equinox Collections, Lakeview is indeed exquisitely designed. The ranges and colours have been selected to compliment the soft furnishings and to provide a natural flow of movement from one area to another. The Equinox and Evolution Collection have been specified for high traffic areas and in locations where spillages may occur, such as the Enigma Bar. Nonetheless, both of these Collections, with a proper cleaning and maintenance schedule, will maintain their look and appearance over time due to the way the products are manufactured.

They inherit the following performance characteristics:

  • Extreme durability– The Evolution Collection is certified to British standard classification 33 “Heavy Commercial Use”, enabling it to withstand high volumes of foot and wheeled traffic and intense commercial cleaning, it’s therefore ideal for use within the care home corridors and communal areas.
  • Appearance Retention– Manufactured using solution dyed Nylon and Polypropylene yarns, both the Evolution and Equinox Collection offer a locked in colourfast system which ensures superior colour and lightfastness even when subject to harsh cleaning chemicals.
  • Spill safe– Evolution and Equinox have an integral protective membrane, preventing liquid spills penetrating through the sub floor, reducing contamination, fungal growth and unpleasant odours.
  • Antimicrobial yarn treatment– The Equinox Collection has been developed to include mædical i-Link’s innovative antimicrobial treatment which is designed to kill harmful bacteria including those that can cause MRSA and E-coli.

For more information on the Equinox and Evolution collections, visit www.danfloor.co.uk

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