Thresholds can be difficult to navigate with a scooter, wheelchair, rollator, or walker. Threshold ramps are affordable, practical ways to make thresholds and raised landings safer and more manageable for anyone who uses some sort of walking assistance.
Threshold ramps are designed in a variety of styles and sizes, so they can accommodate a number of different settings. Some threshold ramps are suitable for navigating small interior doorway thresholds, while others can help to navigate a threshold as large as a small stair or exterior door’s threshold.
A threshold ramp can provide a smoother, more comfortable transition into a home or business. This can be particularly valuable to people who have back pain or other pain that a jolting motion can aggravate.
Threshold ramps are affordable, versatile, and easy to install. They are highly durable and can be used for long-term and short-term solutions. These ramps can help to make all areas of a building wheelchair accessible, all at a relatively low cost.
Buy the Right Ramp Size
Threshold ramps come in a variety of lengths and sizes. You’ll find that some ramps offer more height than others, and it’s important to choose a ramp which accommodates the threshold or obstacle that you are working with. Longer ramps offer a more gradual incline, which makes them easier for someone using a self-propelled wheelchair or walker to navigate.
Pay Attention to Texture
Threshold ramps are only safe and helpful if a scooter, wheelchair, or other device can get traction on them. Don’t underestimate the importance of a threshold ramp’s textured surface, especially if the ramp is to be used outside. Look for a material which provides plenty of grip, even in wet conditions.