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4 New Developments in the Design of Public Restrooms Post COVID-19

  • October 19, 2021
  • 6 Min Read

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly influenced the design of public restrooms. Considering the fact that public restrooms and toilets tend to receive heavy footfall, it is imperative to adopt new design trends and measures for keeping users safe. Starting from increasing preference towards dry restroom systems to using antiviral and antimicrobial restroom solutions, we’ve now come a long way in terms of restroom design. Continuing on the subject, in this post, we share four new developments that have been taking place in the design of public restrooms due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read on.  

1. Dry Restroom Systems Now Prominent 

Generally speaking, most commercial restrooms fall under the spectrum of either dry or wet restroom systems. While wet restroom systems involve brick walls which are up to 150 mm thick, dry restroom systems comprise public restroom stalls divided by partitions which are 12 to 18 mm thick. Apart from being economical in terms of space utilization, dry restroom systems offer better air circulation and are low maintenance. 

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2. Improved Ventilation & Better HVAC Systems

Improved ventilation and robust HVAC systems help bring outside air into restrooms and curb the spread of disease-causing microorganisms. The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has also revealed that COVID-19 tends to spread rapidly indoors where there is poor air circulation. By improving the overall ventilation inside public restrooms and installing better HVAC systems, the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses can be better controlled. 

3. Use of Antiviral & Antimicrobial Restroom Solutions 

Antiviral and antimicrobial restroom solutions, including partitions, stalls, and panel dividers have now become the norm. Greenlam Sturdo brings to you an extensive collection of restroom solutions made from compact laminates that offer resistance against fungi, bacteria, and viruses, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19. Installing such antiviral and antimicrobial solutions made from compact laminates helps maintain high levels of cleanliness and sanitation in public restrooms. 

Wrap Up

Ever since the outbreak of COVID-19, hygiene and sanitation have become the biggest priorities for public restrooms across the globe. Greenlam Sturdo’s range of restroom solutions that are made from compact laminates comes with anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties, including resistance against SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Talk to one of our product experts today to discuss your requirements and get answers to all your questions at +91-11-4279-1399 or email You can also fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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