When designing spaces for movement of wheelchairs or heavy equipment, it is important to consider friction. Hard surfaces, as opposed to carpet surfaces, reduce the amount of of force required to move equipment and create less friction for easy movement. Some appropriate flooring materials to consider are vinyl composition tile, composition wood, or cork…
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