Many homeowners have flooring that changes throughout their homes, the most common being carpeted to tile or wood.
The transitions from one to the other can sometimes be “uneven” or if the carpeting is old, can be lifted which could possibly cause someone to fall.
If you or a senior loved one lives in a home that has this problem, there is a solution – Thresholds!
Traditionally, many homes have wooden indoor thresholds but I would recommend any of the vinyl ones that are currently available. They can be thinner than wooden ones (which reduces the chances of tripping over them) and the vinyl product can withstand the wear and tear from mobility aids like wheelchairs, scooters and walkers better than wood.
Below are two that I would recommend you consider to use. They are easy enough for most any handyman to install.
Vinyl Threshold Dividers
M-D Products make a nice looking threshold divider that would fit most home decors. Even though it’s vinyl it has the look of wood and because it’s vinyl, it will stand up to traffic better than most wood thresholds.
What I like most about this particular one is that it’s a fairly thin divider so it should be easier to push a wheelchair over than other dividers that can be difficult because of their height.
Also, being thinner means it should reduce the chances of tripping over it whether you are using a mobility aid like a walker or cane or not.
It measures 1.5 inches wide and comes with an 8 foot (96 inches) long metal track so if you’re space is longer, make sure to order accordingly.
It’s an easy installation but does require a little handyman know how.
This one is 2 inches wide and 94 inches long.
The great thing about this product is that it comes in a variety of colors so you can match it to your home’s decor.
Again, it’s not very thick so it should be easier to maneuver mobility aids like wheelchair, walkers, etc. over and because it’s not very thick it again, reduces the chances of tripping over it.