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Designing or refurbishing your care home is often an exciting time.

Choosing wallpaper designs, accessorising your space with odds and ends and fine-tuning your layout certainly are at the top of your to-do list, along with matching your furniture to your chic, appropriate and modern colour scheme.

But have you thought about the type of furniture required for a commercial environment?    IMG 20220531 164655 scaled

All healthcare environments require sturdy and durable furniture. This also includes upholstery where certain fire and safety requirements need to be adhered to.

The average sofa, chair or coffee table has been manufactured with much lower usage rates in mind, therefore they are not suitable your care home.

Furthermore, domestic furniture only complies with two fire safety regulations, BS EN 597-1 – Smouldering cigarette test and BS EN 597-2 – Match test. Commercial furniture, by UK law, must adhere to “Crib 5”, a flame retardant test, and this is performed by the manufacturer of the item.

Renray Healthcare are experts in contract furniture designed specifically for care homes and healthcare spaces.

Contract furniture is an essential aspect of commercial interior design, particularly in care homes in the UK. The term refers to furniture specifically designed for commercial and institutional use, designed to meet the specific needs and demands of the commercial sector.

Care homes in the UK require furniture that is not only stylish and functional, but also safe, durable, and easy to maintain. Contract furniture is designed with these specific requirements in mind, ensuring that care homes can provide a comfortable, safe, and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

One of the main advantages of contract furniture is its durability. Care homes are high-traffic environments, and the furniture must be able to withstand daily use and frequent cleaning, while still retaining its appearance and functionality. Contract furniture is designed to meet these demands, with sturdy construction, high-quality materials, and easy-to-clean surfaces, reducing the need for frequent replacements and maintenance.

In addition to its durability, contract furniture is also designed to meet the specific needs and requirements of care home residents. Many pieces of contract furniture are adjustable, allowing residents to use them in a variety of positions, increasing their comfort and independence. Contract furniture is also designed to be accessible, with features such as non-slip surfaces and easy-to-reach controls, helping to reduce the risk of accidents or falls.

Another important advantage of contract furniture is its cost-effectiveness. Investing in high-quality contract furniture can help care homes save money in the long run, as the furniture is designed to last for many years and can withstand daily use, reducing the need for frequent replacements.

In conclusion, contract furniture is an essential aspect of interior design for care homes in the UK, providing a stylish, functional, and cost-effective solution for furnishing these commercial premises. With its durability, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness, contract furniture is an ideal choice for care homes, helping to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment for residents and visitors.

For more information please call 01606 593 456 or email Renray Healthcare at info@renrayhealthcare