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Baby boomers are influencing senior facility design

Three trends are emerging: User-driven design, nature-inspired healing and greater diversity in flooring


As baby boomers are increasingly influencing senior care facility design, three trends are emerging, according to an article on the FacilityCare website: User-driven design, nature-inspired healing and greater diversity in flooring. 

• User-driven design takes into consideration the individual needs of the end user, identifying their challenges, interests and expectations. 

• Including nature-based elements into a healthcare setting is shown to have a positive effect on comfort and the healing process. Bringing the outside into a space means looking at how natural, physical elements such as water, sunlight, plant life and air can be represented in interior furnishings and design.

• Senior living environments require a flooring solution that balances safety and aesthetics. Textile composite flooring, wood, bamboo or luxury vinyl tile are all options depending on facility requirements.

Read the article.

 

 



November 19, 2014


Topic Area: Interior Design


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