Going touchless – public bathrooms

Hygiene is the most important factor to consider in public bathrooms and the Geberit team believe that a touchless environment is key. The fewer shoppers or maintenance staff need to handle items, the better from a sanitary and hygiene perspective. Geberit sees touchless use in the public sector growing at an astounding rate and define it as one of the strongest trends in public bathroom design.

A sad reality is that another prominent trend impacting public bathroom design is the growth of theft and vandalism over the years. Where possible, architects and designers should specify vandal-resistant products.

Both trends have also resulted in a minimalistic design style for public bathrooms, with bright lights and polished fixtures and fittings leading the way.

Geberit Variform basins are ideal for use in shopping mall bathrooms

So which Geberit products are suitable for public bathroom design, especially when taking into account the touchless, vandal-resistant and minimalist properties ideal for public sanitaryware?

Rimfree toilet bowls in the cubicles are a good place to start, while Geberit also recommends toilet seats without lids, which avoids the necessity of lifting the lid to check the toilet before use.

Geberit concealed cisterns save both space and water, while they offer actuator plates in touchless and tamper-proof options, as well as stainless steel options.

The latest wall-mount taps from Geberit are vandal-resistant, with the electronics and valves hidden below the counter and completely out of site.

Geberit urinals have all the controls hidden at the bottom of the urinal unit. These ‘plug-and-play’ control units make it very easy for maintenance to be carried out effortlessly and without having to close off the main water supply. Any blockage can be dealt with while the unit is still in the installed position due to the specific design of the outlet.

Tamina urinal systems by Geberit

Geberit prides itself on its problem-solving technologies. Contact them for a full product view, from behind-the-wall technology to its beautiful and extensive range of bathroom furniture and fittings.

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