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4 Objectives to Streamline Design with Commercial Washroom Equipment

Using the right commercial washroom equipment for your public restroom opens up a world of design possibilities. First and foremost, you should consider the layout and usability of the space. Second, you should find the right products to ensure that you are maximizing the potential available to you and your customers. In this era of Covid-19, getting guests in and out of the washroom quickly and efficiently is crucial. In short, no one wants to spend more time in close quarters with strangers than is absolutely necessary. As a result, make sure to invest in equipment that achieves four important objectives: maximize potential, streamline efficiency, please your guests, and be kind to the bottom line. 

#1: Choose Equipment that Maximizes Your Space

One of the first objectives you should consider when designing a streamlined washroom is the space available to you. It may seem obvious, but ensuring that you utilize every inch in a useful way can ultimately make or break your design. A smart, innovative washroom layout can be directly linked to achieving the other objectives listed below. So, it’s a smart move to start here. 

Remember that there are washroom design professionals who can help you make the best possible decisions for the restroom. They can assess your current space and design an entire layout to give you the best possible outcome.   

#2: Make It Quick and Easy for Your Guests

Simply put, your guests are the reason why all of these decisions matter. It may be surprising to note, but the way your commercial washroom looks can make or break a guest experience. According to a survey, 50 percent of people who encounter a dirty restroom would discuss it with friends and family. In today’s world, where opinions and reviews are highly visible online, guests make their feelings known to a very wide audience. These types of reviews can cost a business potential customers. 

In addition, with Covid-19 concerns still very prevalent, choosing commercial washroom equipment that makes the process quick and simple for everyone should be top-of-mind. Touchless and automated products have transitioned from “nice-to-have” to “must-have” when it comes to streamlining your washroom design. 

#3: Look for Products that Streamline Efficiencies

Remember that while you’re installing this bathroom to please your guests, you should also look for ways to make your life a little easier, too. In other words, consider long-term maintenance requirements. Luckily, modern commercial washroom equipment is designed to make maintenance and cleanliness much easier to achieve. Innovation has led to many design changes that can take the headache out of keeping the space spotless, appealing, and in line with the rest of your establishment’s aesthetic. 

Specifically, look for products that follow that mold. For example, some soap dispensers can now let the facilities manager know when new soap is needed. Additionally, multi-feed soap dispensing models are specially designed to be easier to fill, which is a time-saver for maintenance staff. Newer handwashing systems also feature larger soap dispensers, which minimizes the number of refills required. Finally, products come in different shapes, designs, and colors now. Choose ones that match your business aesthetic to provide a clean look throughout the entire premises. 

#4: Ensure An Economical Decision for Your Business

Find products that not only save you money upfront but ones that save time and money while they are in use and installed. As we’ve mentioned, efficiency is key. Products that offer more than one benefit to you and the user should be at the top of your list.

Finally, there are many options when it comes to choosing a provider for your commercial bathroom products. They are, however, not all created equally. Consider the resources made available to you by the provider.

  • Does the company simply distribute the products? Or, do they design, engineer, and manufacture them, as well?
  • Are there other additional customer resources that the company offers?
  • What kind of service can be expected?
  • What is the history of the company in the industry?

All the answers to these questions can make a difference to your bottom line. As they say, time is money. The more resources your provider offers to streamline your experience, the better results you can expect. 

American Specialties, Inc.: Streamlined, Innovative Washroom Design 

American Specialties, Inc. (ASI) can help you design a washroom that hits all your business objectives. For discerning customers who demand high-quality, innovative products, ASI offers the most complete collection of commercial washroom equipment. Additionally, ASI Group designs, engineers, and manufactures from a single source. This includes fully integrated washroom accessories, partitions, lockers, and visual display products. As a result, our customers can come to us with anything they need, from the beginning of their search through maintenance in the future. Additionally, the ASI 24/7 Customer Service tool creates and tracks orders, so the answers to all your questions are right at your fingertips. This is just the beginning of what ASI has to offer. If you want to learn more about our products, please call us at 914.476.9000 or learn more about us here.

American Specialties, Inc. reserves the right to make design changes or to withdraw any design without notice.