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World Health Day: How Commercial Washrooms Can Promote Health and Wellbeing

With World Health Day approaching on April 7th, there is no better time to consider how commercial washrooms can have a positive impact on the health and well-being of the user. Commercial washrooms are a necessary part of any public building, but they can also be a place to promote healthy practices. By understanding how to make commercial washrooms a safe, hygienic, and comfortable environment, businesses can help keep their customers and employees safe. In this blog post, we'll discuss some of the ways that commercial washrooms can be improved to support health and well-being.



How health can be considered in commercial washrooms?


The design of commercial washrooms can have a significant impact on the health and well-being of users. In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, hygiene has become increasingly important to the public. Washroom design needs to ensure that hygiene is taken into account, while also creating an environment that encourages user comfort.


The focus should be on providing smart solutions for hygiene, that minimise the spread of germs. Special attention should also be paid to the materials used, and steps should be taken to reduce the risk of airborne germs.


If you are looking to achieve a healthy, hygienic washroom in a limited space, our Superloo toilet cubicles can be a great option. Not only do they maximise limited space, but also greatly reduce germ transmission. This clever solution for the commercial environment, offers users their own private bathroom area, whilst creating a space-efficient, unisex washroom. Superloos offer a more hygienic alternative to traditional bathrooms, allowing users the privacy of their own separate cubicles as opposed to a shared washroom.


Smart Solutions for a Hygienic Washroom



One of the best ways to promote health and well-being in commercial washrooms is to install smart technology. Zero-touch technology, such as sensor-activated taps, flushes, and hand dryers can help improve user experience by making using the facilities easier and more hygienic. This technology eliminates the need for users to touch unnecessary surfaces while using the washroom, reducing the spread of germs and bacteria.


Although it is often forgotten in the handwashing process, drying your hands is a critical component of hygiene in a communal space. The NHS emphasizes the importance of making sure hands are thoroughly dried as wet hands increase the chance of transmitting germs. Choosing a sensor-activated hand dryer prevents shared surfaces from being touched with wet hands, therefore reducing the health risks for those using the washroom.


At Maxwood Washrooms, we offer a wide variety of washroom accessories to help improve the washroom experience - installing sensor-activated taps or hand dryers is a great place to start. By opting for smart technology, a washroom design can be not only aesthetically impressive but also clean and safe.



Considering Materials for Health-Conscious Washrooms


The communal characteristics of commercial washrooms, and the number of shared surfaces that are often touched, combined with the elevated humidity levels, create a fertile ground for microbial growth. This is why preventing the spread of contagious germs should be a main focus for material selection.


By choosing anti-microbial surfaces, this risk is significantly reduced, helping to protect the public. This material is particularly useful in public spaces, where germs and viruses can spread quickly through close contact. by killing 99.9% of bacteria within minutes of exposure, anti-microbial materials can be used to ensure that regular touchpoints remain clean and have anti-bacterial properties, resulting in higher levels of sterilisation, without the need for intense chemical cleaning regimes.


What are the benefits for businesses and brands?


Businesses and brands that consider health and well-being in their commercial washroom design can benefit in a variety of ways. Firstly, it allows businesses to create a healthier and more welcoming environment for customers and employees, which can help to increase satisfaction, loyalty, and productivity. We know that visually impressive washrooms are an effective tool for showcasing a brand, but to achieve a great washroom design it’s important to ensure that health and safety needs are also met.


Designing a space with the user’s health in mind can provide a unique way for businesses to differentiate themselves from their competition and create a memorable impression. Furthermore, this type of design also helps to build trust in the brand and communicates a message of commitment and care. Overall, considering health and well-being in commercial washroom design offers numerous benefits and is a smart move for businesses,



If you're interested in creating commercial washrooms that promote good health and wellbeing, book a consultation today:


We’re available via email at inspired@maxwoodwashrooms.com or give us a call at 020 3657 7615.


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