From safety and environmental considerations to design trends and value, five top international bathroom suppliers give the low-down on creating hotel bathrooms that are far better than those of your competitors
In what ways can hotels make the bathroom a safer place for guests?
Thorsten Bies, Villeroy & Boch: Health and safety plays an essential role for both us as the manufacturer, and for hotel operators who understand their responsibility in providing an absolutely safe bathroom environment.
Our bathroom products are made with anti-slip finishings. Our bathtubs, shower trays and tiles are made with a unique Quaryl material that has far better anti-slip performance than acrylic or steel.
Ivan Zupanovic, Laufen: Health and safety is a concern in any bathroom of course, but none more so than in the hotel environment where the wellbeing of guests is paramount.
Laufen products are manufactured to the highest standards for safety and quality, from sanitaryware with soft, rounded edges to taps that can be thermostatically controlled.
Phillip Payne, Dornbracht: Health and safety is paramount when designing bathrooms and selecting materials, especially since electronics have become a more dominant feature in the bathroom.
All of our products are designed, engineered and manufactured in Germany so the quality and competence behind our electronic know-how is of the highest safety standard.
Ben Bryden, Sanipex: Bathrooms are quite often small rooms with confined space; careful planning and the installation of helpful safety features can help to diminish the risk of accidents occurring.
The installation of non-slip tiles inside the bathroom, together with the fitting of grab rails at suitable positions could reduce the risk of nasty falls, as well as choosing bathtubs like the Kaldewei bath with non-slippery surfaces.
Firas Ibrahim, Grohe: Grohe Turbostat technology ensures our thermostats respond to temperature fluctuations in a fraction of a second to prevent scalding. Our digital faucets and showers are low voltage or battery operated and are rigorously tested to meet and exceed all legislative standards within the markets they are sold.
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