It might sound crazy to some, but people slip and fall at home a lot. In fact, it accounts for a large number of injuries each year. Health.com writes, “Nearly 8 million people are injured in falls every year, either in or outside the home, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Especially for children and the elderly, a tiled, linoleum or hardwood floor can be a dangerous scenario leading to a fall and broken bones or serious injury.
Most people wear socks in the home to keep their feet warm and cozy, especially in the colder months. This only adds to the danger. If you don’t want carpet in your home, and love the look of a nice hard surface, then a radiant floor will certainly curtail the problem. Not surprisingly, socks add to the friction and lessen the grip we have on the floor. A bare foot will give you additional traction, and with a radiant floor, they’ll remain nice and warm.
We tend to downplay most of our falls, blaming them on our own clumsiness or error. There are plenty of ways to avoid the issue and keep yourself safe, but a radiant floor might be one of the most effective. “An injury-producing fall can happen at any age—falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries in people ages 25 to 54.”
Keep the look in your home you want, lower your energy bills and add some extra safety to the home by installing a radiant floor.
*image Courtesy of Carpet Care Miami.
Post by Brian Whitehurst