Historically vinyl, taraflex or canvas has been used for Seclusion Rooms, however if one small corner, seam or thread is exposed, an inmate or patient can cause severe damage which can cost many thousands of dollars to repair and render the room unusable for long periods.
These products can also be used to inflict self harm resulting in severe injury, or worse.
The major advantage of Gold Medal Safety Padding is its strength and resilience to damage. While it is not immune to being picked or bitten, it is highly unlikely a complete wall or panel can be destroyed. Installation is an important factor with areas that may be subject to attack being fitted with the stronger floor pad material. Small areas of damage can be repaired by on site maintenance crews within 24 hours. This provides significant cost saving associated with the actual repair and length of time a room.