RIBA CPD Showcase

Inclusive floor finishes

The right choice of flooring covering can make a huge positive difference to people with autism or living with dementia. The following CPD materials have all been assessed and approved by the RIBA’s own team of qualified technical experts.
Seminar, by danfloor UK Ltd
Explores the impact of interior design on people on the autistic spectrum. Discusses the sensitivities experienced by those living with autistism, and explores how internal spaces can affect the way they relate to people and their environment.

Danfloor UK is a specialist manufacturer of impervious and non-impervious broadloom carpet and carpet tiles. Contemporary, hardwearing and stylish, Danfloor’s carpet ranges are suited to the healthcare, education, commercial and leisure industries.

Duration: 40 minutes, plus Q&A
Discusses key considerations when designing flooring for environments where vulnerable people are present, including the visually impaired, patients with dementia and the elderly. Topics covered include how to reduce the risk of slipping, Equality Act implications, colour contrast and light reflectance values, and maintenance and cleaning.

Karndean views flooring differently. It travels the globe seeking out expressive and intriguing forms, and uses them to influence its own unique style. By combining originality with cutting-edge design, Karndean creates simple, beautiful floors that bring your vision to life.

Duration: 1½ hours, plus Q&A
Provides up-to-date and evidence-backed information on how to correctly design dementia-inclusive environments. Explores the effects and challenges of dementia when designing facilities and outlines best practice guidance – with a particular focus on flooring. Aimed at professionals specifying floor coverings for commercial and public buildings and anyone who has an interest in inclusive design.

Forbo Flooring Systems is a global producer of world-class flooring solutions, constantly striving to produce sustainable flooring systems that create better environments. Forbo has a comprehensive product offering for commercial, public sector and residential interiors, including its long established market leading linoleum, project vinyl and residential collections.

Duration: 45 minutes, plus Q&A
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