4 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a Public Restroom

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A highly functional public restroom is a basic requirement for any commercial establishment. When designing public restrooms for spaces such as hotels, shopping complexes, and educational institutions, you need to make sure each aspect, including the choice of materials for things such as bathroom panels is addressed so that there are no mistakes that may hamper its functionality.  In this blog post, we discuss common mistakes that must be avoided while designing a public restroom.

1: Choosing the Wrong Materials

The materials used in public toilet should be tough enough to handle the heavy footfall that characterizes such facilities on a daily basis. Compact laminates are the material of choice for bathroom wall panels as they are highly durable and available in a myriad beautiful designs. They are also highly stain-resistant, which makes cleaning easy. Compact laminates from Greenlam Sturdo boast antiviral and antibacterial properties, which help prevent the spread of disease-causing pathogens to promote good hygiene.

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2: Wrong Choice of Bathroom Fittings and Accessories

Bathroom fittings and accessories need to be chosen keeping utility, hygiene, and safety in mind. In place of normal water faucets, it makes sense to install touchless faucets as they not only have better control of water flow and volume but also reduces the amount of contact users make with surfaces. This helps to prevent water wastage and also ensures better hygiene. You should also consider switching hot-air dryers for paper towels as hot-air dryers can be a breeding and transmission hub for disease-causing pathogens.

3: Overlooking Maintenance

Public restrooms need regular and proper cleaning and maintenance to ensure proper hygiene and the best user experiences. It is important to have a strict cleaning schedule and the design of the public restroom plays an important role. Use dry restroom systems instead of wet restroom systems as the former are installed at a certain height from the floor, making it easier to clean floors and keep them dry. Training of the cleaning staff is also very important to maintain the best levels of hygiene in a public toilet

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4: Ignoring the Needs of Differently Abled

A highly functional restroom should always be designed keeping the needs of differently-abled users in mind. Incorporating wheelchair-accessible bathroom cubicles and aides such as handrails makes it easy for the differently-abled to access public restrooms. This is not only a great approach but is, in some instances, a requirement of the law. 

About Greenlam Sturdo

Greenlam Sturdo is a leading manufacturer of modular public restroom solutions and accessories. Our products such as bathroom wall panels are backed by ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 awards. Greenlam has also received global recognition, namely –NEMA, BS and EN-438 for meeting rigid international standards, it has also received recognition with the prestigious GREENGUARD certification for producing eco-friendly and sustainable products.  Talk to our product experts to get answers to all your questions about our bathroom solutions. Call +91-11-4279-1399 or email info@greenlam.com. You can also fill out our contact form and we will get back to you in no time.