What is the best way to measure a threshold ramp?

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Threshold ramps

The Ramp Peoples threshold ramps are among the most popular portable access ramps in the UK, with the NHS, nursing homes, and other businesses making extensive use of them. Outdoor threshold ramps are handy to meet various needs, including providing wheelchair access up a step or bridging a high threshold rampe pmr.

Versatile threshold ramps

There is a wide range of threshold ramps in a variety of styles to meet your needs. Choose from aluminum bridging ramps that are good for providing access over low thresholds or doorways, as well as fixed and adjustable ramps that are ideal for providing access up a few tiny steps. The rubber threshold ramps are possibly the most adaptable of all products. They can be fitted to any threshold and are especially beneficial for threshold ramps with door seals, which have an additional ridge.

Portable style ramps

Portable ramps are beneficial for motor vehicles such as trucks, minivans, and short lengths of stairs, such as from a driveway to a front door or several floors in a home environment.

A portable wheelchair ramp eliminates the need for a spouse, friend, or caregiver to bring a wheelchair-bound person up and down.

Measurement of threshold ramps

Measure the rise of the threshold

The increase in inches from the walking surface to the top of the door’s threshold, landing, or step where the ramp gets used is the initial measurement to make. On each end of the rampe pmr, measure the height of the increase. Measure the elevation on both sides of the entrance to determine the variance of length at the corners. If one side of the ramp is taller than the other, we’ll need to choose a ramp style to support the little height difference.

Measure the width of the door

The width of the door or entry is the second measurement to consider. Threshold ramps are available in conventional widths of 32 and 36 inches, which fit most doorways. However, each circumstance is unique, and whether you have a wide sliding door or one that is slightly smaller than 32 inches, the width of the ramp required will determined by that dimension.

Measure the extension needed for the ramp

The longer the threshold ramp is necessary, the bigger the climb that must be allowed. You’ll need a threshold ramp that extends a foot or so onto the walking surface if the increase is less than an inch. If your increase is 4 inches, you may need two feet of space for the ramp’s gentle, safe inclination. To know for sure if a longer ramp will fit in the required margin, you must first determine how much space you have between the threshold and the end of the walking surface.

Conclusion

For people of all ages having temporary or chronic mobility issues, threshold ramps provide a smooth transition through doorways and over short inclines, steps, and uneven floors. When used with a walker, wheelchair, rollator, or mobility scooter, threshold ramps helps in decreasing slips and falls, making riding and walking safer.