Altro and Willowbrook Care Home

WILLOWBROOK Care Home in Birmingham provides specialist support for people with dementia and mental health problems who need personal care or nursing care on a long-term basis.

The care home recently extended the premises to create more bedrooms and circulation areas for residents. Altro floors were used throughout the 2,000sq m newbuild extension.

Altro Wood Safety was installed in circulation areas, dayrooms and bedrooms.

Altro Pisces was used in all en-suites and assisted bathrooms. Altro Walkway 20 was used in the laundry room.

Paul Willis, Willowbrook Care Home’s owner, selected the Altro products after meeting with Altro and C&C Flooring, which provided guidance on specifying for care homes, with particular focus on floors for residents with dementia.

Paul said: ‘We chose Altro Wood Safety, Altro Pisces and Altro Walkway 20 to help provide a homely appearance with excellent sustained slip resistance, durability and ease of maintenance.

‘The end result is superb and we’ve had many wonderful, positive comments from residents, families and numerous healthcare professionals.’

C&C Flooring installed the Altro floors. Roo Williams, director, C&C Flooring said: ‘We have been using Altro Wood Safety, Altro Walkway 20, and Altro Pisces for a good while now, the ranges themselves complement each other and look fantastic.

‘We have a strong relationship with Altro, the support we get is unbelievable. It makes our job as a flooring contractor a whole lot easier and the products themselves are second to none.

‘The Altro products look a million dollars and are performing extremely well. The best feature of Altro products is the performance, after years of traffic they always look like new. Altro Wood Safety itself lends itself to so many environments such as care homes, schools, office blocks and many more.’