Muraspec offers selection of ‘dementia-friendly’ wallcoverings


Range developed in consultation with the Dementia Services Development Centre

Muraspec has unveiled a new collection of dementia-friendly wallcoverings.

The range was developed in consultation with the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling.

According to the DSDC, getting design right can make a fundamental difference to the lives of people with dementia. It improves their life experiences and can even increase their life expectancy.

Tariq Rashid, managing director of Muraspec, said: “When designing an interior environment that is dementia friendly, it is crucial to create contrasts and to avoid strong and light-reflective patterns, for example. Meanwhile using darker and brighter colours on feature walls can provide focal points and help achieve contrasts between areas.”

The approved ranges from Muraspec provide a unique combination of choice, durability, quality and sympathetic-yet-stylish designs to work with. They include:

  • Fabric-Backed Vinyl – offering countless possibilities for decorating schemes
  • SSG – Muraspec’s super-tough wallcovering designed for use in high-traffic areas
  • Murek – perfect for projects where cost is key, and an alternative to paint
  • Chateau – specially designed for residential care environments and available in a narrow width

Rashid said: “We are committed to designing and producing market-leading and innovative wallcoverings, and the DSDC-selected ranges are the first in the UK to be approved as dementia friendly. The ranges also suit different budgets and interior spaces.”

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A spokesman for the DSDC added: “Muraspec consulted with the Dementia Services Development Centre in respect of the appropriateness of its wallcoverings for use in buildings for people with dementia. All those noted as 'dementia friendly' have been agreed by the DSDC on the basis of existing knowledge and research.”