Qualifying for powered mobility equipment through insurance comes with its fair share of questions and although getting a scooter through insurance to improve your mobility is exciting, it is easy to overlook obvious determinates on which type of equipment will work best in your home. For example, the flooring in your home may affect your decision. Will the scooter work best for hardwood or laminate floors; or does carpet yield the best results when using a device? Will a certain wheel type or size work better than other? Many wonder, should the type of flooring you have dictate the scooter or the wheels on your scooter?
Does flooring affect equipment type?
The simple answer is no. All of our Powered Mobility Devices come standard with solid tires and because each scooter is a little different in size, their tire width reflects these differences. For safety on all floor types, the tires are manufactured with safe material and tread as well as standard pressure.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to flooring and scooter safety. If you have hardwood or laminate flooring be careful of surface rugs. The slight groove it causes on the surface of the floor shouldn’t be a hazard, but rugs with thick edging could cause the wheels on a scooter to stub up which could make it difficult to drive over. If you have carpet, obviously lower carpet will allow better traction and maneuverability, but the scooter will still drive fine on higher carpets as well.
The good news is your home floor type will not be a determinate for which scooter or other powered mobility device you need. However, if you are worried or have specific questions about the flooring in your home give us a call at 888-686-5539. We are also able to help you qualify for your powered mobility equipment through insurance here. Our dedicated staff is always available to assist you with questions about the power mobility device that best fits your needs. We look forward to hearing from you!