What are through-floor lifts?
A through-floor lift is a great alternative to the stairlift in the home. As a home lift, the through floor moves between floors in the domestic setting. They do not require a shaft like regular lifts do, making them perfect for those who need a lift in their own home.
How is a through-floor lift installed?
The through floor lift requires movement between two or more floors in the home. As a result, your home will be readjusted to accommodate the lift. There will need to be a large enough space to accommodate the lift, as well as surround and if you want, a shaft.
The lift can then be installed with all relevant cords and electricals wired in to make the lift function. Through-floor, lifts are immensely customisable to accommodate their user’s needs, and as such, the installation process may take longer.
Why choose a through-floor lift
While stairlifts are common and easily useable options they lack familiarity. For some users this is incredibly important, and a through-floor lift is immensely reliable. Not only does it function as a regular passenger lift, but the customisable options such as size and buttons make it greatly accessible.
Furthermore, this lift can be used for the transport of goods and equipment as well as people. It is a great way for carers to look after elderly people, and transport things through a large home easily, in ways alternatives like the stair loft cannot.
The lift is also good for energy-conscious homes and has a low emissions value which is great for the environment and your energy bills.
However, the through floor lift only goes up to 4 levels, so taller buildings may not benefit from a through floor lift.
There is a great deal to like about the through floor lift when compared to something small like the stairlift, and it is definitely one of the best options to consider for homes where a lift would not disrupt the layout of the home.