Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, seven-year old Noah Wall from Cumbria, has continued to defy the odds and confound the medical experts. As his needs have changed over time, the family required a new floor covering for their home and therefore opted for Forbo Flooring Systems’ Flotex Wood flocked flooring, to provide the warmth and comfort required to help with Noah’s development.
Noah’s mum, Shelly Wall, said: “The most important requirement when it comes to designing spaces for Noah is that the areas need to be suitable for wheelchair use, providing a 1500mm clear turning circle. Just as a child would run around the house, Noah wants to go fast in his wheelchair, so when it comes to flooring, it was essential that the material allowed him to move freely. If Noah was left to sit in his wheelchair all day, he could end up with pressure sores, which is why floor time is really important to allow him to stretch and to help him with his digestion. We needed a floor covering that was warm, comfortable, soft and pleasant for him to lay down and play on.
|Flooring Contractor||Lloyd's Carpets|
|Location||Cumbria, United Kingdom|