There are a few necessary items that we all look for when we walk into a restroom. It could range from the commonly found to the more unusual, but some of these essentials are must-haves and should be included in any restroom. We’ve put together a list of the items we feel are needed in every restroom so that you have a check list ready for when you create one in your commercial space.
- Toilet Paper and Sanitary Dispensers
This has to top the list – if that’s not there, people are going to be in deep trouble and you’ll have some very unhappy customers, to say the least. There are different brands that cater to this market and some of the more well known brands are Kimberly-Clark, Cascades and ASI to name a few. There are different features that are advertised for this product which range from low maintenance, easy cleaning styles to designs which can accommodate jumbo and standard sized rolls. Surprisingly, one of their selling points is that it has a key lock dispenser that discourages theft. Now can you imagine someone running out with that? Well, I guess I won’t be surprised, stranger things are known to happen!
- Hand Sanitizer Dispensers
This is another must have. It is very essential to place these in every restroom as germs and bacteria can spread very easily. When you use hand sanitizer, the solution kills off any harmful bacteria. In fact, you’ll notice signs in many restrooms that state that employees have to use hand sanitizer before leaving the restroom. There are many brands that make these types of dispensers that include Purell, Rubbermaid, Gojo and more.
- Paper Towel Dispensers
Although this still exists in many restrooms, hand dryers are slowly taking over. When you’re done washing your hands you don’t want to walk out with your hands wet. That just looks, well, not very appealing, shall we say? Hand towels are a thing of the past and also the most unhygienic thing you could put in a restroom, so paper towels, which can be used and disposed off are the most feasible option. Franklin Machine and San Jamar are two of the companies that make this product.
As mentioned earlier, hand dryers are replacing the Paper Towel dispenser because you end up saving paper, you don’t have to keep stocking up on paper towel supplies and you save the environment! Huge plus points there. Hand Dryers use heat that is emitted to dry your hands. The designs of these gadgets have changed dramatically over the years from the conventional white one by the wall to ones which look a little space age where you can insert your hands to get them blown dry. There are automatic, high speed options which have infrared sensor to activate the hand dryers. Dyson, Excel Dryers and World Dryers produce this necessary restroom item.
- Restroom Odor Control
You’ve been in there and you’ve done that and you realize nooooooooo, there’s no odor control! How embarrassing! Well, you don’t have to use up a lot of paper towels, waving them in the air waiting for the odor to disperse. This makes sure that everyone – eve the people who visit the restroom after you have a pleasant experience.
- Restroom Grab Bars
Not everyone has a great body and flexible nimble muscles. There are older folks or people who have suffered injuries who find it hard to get up from a seated position. Now imagine, the door is locked and you’re on the pot – it would absolutely mortifying to ask for help. A simple grab bar could make all the difference for them.