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QLD Flooring Centre | Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
QLD Flooring Centre | Caloundra, Sunshine Coast
What home flooring option is best for wheelchair use?
11th May 2023

A common asked question: What flooring should I put in my home designed for wheelchair use?


The answer is, glue down vinyl plank flooring! Here are some key reasons why this type of flooring is a great solution for those who rely on wheelchairs for mobility:

  1. Glue-Down Installation: Vinyl plank flooring is typically installed using a glue-down method, which means that the planks are directly adhered to the subfloor. This type of installation provides a stable, secure surface that can withstand heavier weights and is particularly helpful for those who need hoists and electric beds. Unlike other flooring types, vinyl plank flooring does not require any special weight restrictions because it is securely attached to the subfloor.
  1. Easy Replacement: Wheelchairs can be punishing to any flooring type, and it’s not uncommon for planks to get damaged over time. The great thing about vinyl plank flooring is that individual planks can be easily replaced without having to remove the entire floor. This means you can keep your floors looking great without having to incur the expense of replacing an entire room’s worth of flooring.


  1. Durability: Vinyl plank flooring is known for its toughness and durability. It is designed to stand up to heavy traffic, spills, and other types of wear and tear that can be especially prevalent in homes with wheelchair access. Vinyl plank flooring can last for years without showing major signs of wear and tear, ultimately reducing the need for more frequent replacements or repairs.
  1. Slip-Resistance: One of the biggest concerns for individuals with mobility issues is the risk of slipping and falling. Vinyl plank flooring offers a slip-resistant surface that provides greater stability and helps minimize the risk of falls. This is particularly important in high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways.

Overall, vinyl plank flooring is an excellent choice for homes with wheelchair access. Its glue-down installation, ease of replacement, durability, and slip-resistant properties make it a top choice for those who need a resilient, secure, and safe flooring option.