Choosing the right seating is one of the most important parts of furnishing a care home, but with more than just comfort and style to consider, it can be difficult to get right.
You want to create a comfortable and welcoming space for your residents and their families, so they can feel at home in an environment they might not be used to. With hygiene playing a big part in all healthcare industries at the moment, your seating also needs to be easy to clean.
Banquette seating is a great option that incorporates all the practical elements required in a care home, while still looking stylish and welcoming for prospective new residents.
Safety & hygiene
You want your residents to feel relaxed in what can be quite a stressful environment, but you also need to ensure safety and hygiene are a priority too. Banquette seating is so versatile it can be designed with all your needs in mind.
It goes without saying that the type of material used is an important factor when designing any type of seating in the health care industry, as hygiene and cleanliness are essential for all areas.
Wipe-clean, stain resistant and fire retardant fabrics can be incorporated into your banquette seating, making them practical, safe and durable. Some upholstery suppliers now provide specific anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ranges for the senior living and healthcare sector too.
Comfort & homeliness
Whether you’re furnishing a living area, a dining room, or even an outdoor space – banquette seating adds a level of comfort and homeliness to your care home.
Your residents don’t want to live somewhere clinical and disheartening, they want to enjoy their time playing cards, chatting with friends and family, and reading outside in the sunshine.
Banquettes, benches and booths are a great solution, as they never fail to add a cosy and relaxed vibe to a room.
Style & function
Just because a care home is part of the health industry, doesn’t mean you can’t make it stylish and attractive. Whilst other medical practices can be seen as a little cold and clinical, care homes require a bit more personality and life.
With fabric suppliers now offering stylish upholstery solutions for banquette seating with anti-bacterial and stain resistant qualities, there’s so much choice for your care home.
Whether you opt for a rustic faux leather bench, a retro geometric banquette, or an opulent velvet booth in mustard yellow. There’s no reason to compromise on style in favour of functionality when you can have both!
At Craftwood, we design, manufacture and supply seating for the healthcare sector across the UK including bespoke seating for care homes, senior living communities and other medical practices.
We provide you with your own dedicated project manager who can help offer ideas and solutions tailored to you if you’re unsure of what will be appropriate for your care home. Click here to find out more about banquette seating for the healthcare industry.