Washrooms tailored to today’s offices
27th February 2018
We like to keep our fingers firmly on the interior design pulse so we can create washrooms to perfectly complement any theme or style.
The commercial office sector is continually evolving in order to cater to the changing demands of office workers. We’ve witnessed many of the latest trends as they’ve taken hold and here are just a few which we think are going to continue to shape offices this year.
High quality materials and finishes
With the number of new offices, especially in and around London, growing all the time, competition is fierce and office buildings need to stand out to remain let and therefore profitable. Specifying more unusual, high specification materials and finishes throughout the interior is one way to stand out.
High specification materials which are not traditionally associated with washrooms such as Fenix NTM, glass, real wood veneers and solid surface materials are increasingly being specified as part of office washroom designs specifically to mirror other common areas of the building.
It’s vital that office buildings are accessible to all and that they meet Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) requirements and this encompasses washroom areas as much as workspaces. Our bespoke approach means we can create fully accessible washrooms to meet standards as required but yet still remain in keeping with the wider design scheme to create cohesion.
In order to be DDA complaint, a minimum difference in Light Reflective Value (LRV) of at least 30 points is required between washroom accessories such as cubicle locks and grabrails, and the surface they’re fitted to in order to stand out to partially sighted users. Contrasting accessories can also be used to create a design statement.
The wellness trend has arguably had the biggest impact on office design today. The provision of staff shower and changing areas has become a near standard office facility, rather than an added luxury. Again these areas are often designed to reflect the style of the rest of the building and are an ideal way to make use of underused basement areas.
We’re constantly refreshing our product range to ensure our washrooms reflect the latest design trends. Our unique Iconica Collection, which we created to meet the demands of the high-end commercial sector, embodies this continual evolution of design.
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