Personalisation of someone's own space in a care home setting has undeniable benefits, but in practice this can often be impractical, costly and disruptive.
Door-cals are a brilliant way to give your residents the valuable, distinctive individuality to their room doors with minimal cost, time and effort, whilst providing maximum benefit.
They make it easier for people to recognise the door to their own room and add lots of character to the corridor too, making it feel more like a row of homes rather than a corridor full of fire doors.
The Door-cal in itself is a powerful aid to orientation, enhanced with our collection of door furniture, it becomes even more realistic and distinctive. There are two design styles - this page shows the 6 Panel design and you can click here to open the Traditional style in a separate window.
All colours are available as a flat colour or with a subtle wood-grain effect.
Mix and match the styles and colours to create a more interesting environment or to colour code your corridors and make them more distinguishable.
About choosing colours:
When selecting Door-cals there are two ranges of colours available, Standard and LRV. Colours marked LRV use the same palette as the Bedroom Signage range of colours and have been carefully selected to be complimentary whilst providing the requisite levels of contrast.
You can read more about LRV's (Light Reflectance Values) and the range of design opportunities this approach provides in the 'About' section of this website
Important product specifications:
Door-cals are supplied at a standard size of 2115mm x 980mm which fits most standard care home internal doors.
A bit more about Door-cals:
I created the original 'Door-cals' around 10 years ago. Following many years working in the retail sector I had covered acres of supermarket floors with graphics for promotional purposes. Floor graphics are a product which has to be extremely tough yet easy to install. Door-cals use similar processes with the added feature of being manufactured entirely with Class 0 fire rated materials - this is the important fire rating required for wall coverings in corridors.
Anyone offering 'Door-cals' should provide the Class 0 fire rating and two test certificates should be available on request.