August 23, 2021 | Furniture Concepts

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Furniture for Incontinence-What to Look for.

When dealing with incontinence it is essential that urine not be allowed to pool. 

  • Even special fluid-resistant fabrics can be penetrated if urine is allowed to sit for an extended period of time. Furniture built for residents and clients with incontinence can be enhanced with:
  • a slight slope at the back of the seat to encourage urine to flow through to the floor.
  • Additionally, upholstered furniture for incontinence should be constructed without welting – the decorative pipe edge common on traditional upholstered goods.
  • Lastly, vinyl wrapping over the foam core of the cushion ensures that urine or other fluids will not penetrate through to the foam which is will never come clean from urine.
  • In a heavy incontinence environment the furniture frame can additionally be improved to withstand urine. 


Urine on exposed wood can not only cause long-term foul odors, but can also damage the wood and compromise the integrity of the piece. 

Furniture designed for incontinence should have a protective catalyzed lacquer to create a water-proof seal. 

Add to that a vinyl wrapping secured with water-proof staples and you have the perfect combination to keep furniture frames untouched by fluids.

Incontinence issues can be a major problem for both health care and group living facilities. Furniture Concepts provides contact group living furniture that can benefit people with incontinence and mobility issues. Create a custom Furniture Concepts Wish List today to get a quote on incontinence seating for your facility.

Topics: Furniture For Incontinence


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