Office Focus: Reflecting your brand from bathroom to boardroom
Countless enterprises fall guilty of delivering sensational, carefully designed lobbies, receptions and waiting areas, only to have clients, guests and employees be greeted with uninviting washrooms that show very basic design efforts.
We’ve seen a marked increase in businesses taking steps to redevelop and transform their corporate washrooms away from the basic, and delivering more intuitive washrooms with a major focus on improved user experience.
Exploring colour may sound a very basic step on the way to invigorated washroom design, but it’s one often overlooked. Solid Grade Laminate (SGL) is available in a huge range of colours and is an easy way to bring corporate colours into the wash space. It’s also the best way to bring colour into the room in a durable way. Due to the panels being completely impervious to water, the colour will not fade and the panels won't weaken or swell from ingress water.
Non-slip safety flooring can also be explored and no longer has to be just plain grey. Materials like Altro Walkway are a highly versatile and adaptive option coming in an expansive array of colour options, allowing you to really set the tone of the washroom and move away from the norm.
By far one of the greatest leaps in modern washroom design is the embracement of technology. From powerful, eco-efficient hand dryers like the Dyson Airblade, as well as the remarkably clever Dyson Airblade tap, the usability of washrooms have come on leaps and bounds. As well as sensor activation making the operation of things like flushers and taps much easier, it also significantly improves hygiene in the washroom for both the premises and users.
“It’s as if the washroom knows exactly what to do for you,” said one of our clients after a recent transformation. From entering the room lights can be activated by infra-red sensors, while urinals, toilets and taps all emit water without having to touch a thing.
Dolphin Alavo System
At the cutting edge of washroom technology is Dolphin’s Alavo system. A sensor activated hand wash and vanity interface that's water, soap and lighting can all be controlled at the mirror. The system can be installed with no exposed parts, making the washroom look incredibly slick, clean and modern, but also making it vastly easier to clean and sanitise.
If you’d like to explore the possibilities and potential of your company’s washrooms, or to find out more on Dolphin's Alavo system, please get in touch with the team today on 01202 650900