Improve hand hygiene with these four washroom upgrades
Go beyond the trends and install timeless, sophisticated washroom accessories that will last for years. Here are four washroom upgrades featuring Division 10 products to improve hand hygiene and minimize the spread of germs.
1. Upgrade to touchless faucets and soap dispensers
Upgrade hand-pumped soap dispensers and manual faucets, which are a high touch point for dirty hands. The faucet and soap dispenser are the first things a person will come into contact with after using the lavatory. For high traffic spaces such as airports, stadiums, and tourist attractions, what matters most is durability, vandal resistance, and ease of maintenance.
Stainless steel is a perfect option for washrooms that see a lot of consistent daily foot traffic. Consider installing Franke Aqua Foam hands-free soap dispensers. These robust electronic soap dispensers are made from durable stainless steel and can keep up with high demand washroom environments.
The best part: for ease of maintenance, there is a multi-feed option that allows facilities to install up to six soap dispensers that feed from a single 6L (1.6 Gallon) tank.
2. Change to a more hygienic automatic paper towel dispenser
Drying hands is an essential part of hand hygiene as wet hands can spread germs and bacteria. Jet air hand dryers are noisy and can spread more germs than paper towels. Making the switch to automatic paper towel dispensers increases the efficacy of handwashing.
The Franke RODAN automatic paper towel dispenser is made from stainless steel, features adjustable paper towel length, and is battery-operated for easy installation. The RODAN line of washroom accessories is design coordinated, extremely durable, and is perfect for high-traffic areas.
3. Install waste bins near the exits
Make a big difference with this simple ergonomic choice. People prefer to open a door with a paper towel in hand. Increased awareness around hand hygiene and infection prevention has made the public aware of high traffic touchpoints where germs and bacteria can spread. By installing a waste bin near the exit, designers can make it convenient for people to toss the paper towel on their way out of the washroom. Clean hands intact.
For upscale establishments and boutiques, the EXOS line of Franke accessories is an elegant choice. Create an elevated atmosphere with these black or white glass front coordinated accessories. Gleaming, gorgeous, high-quality materials, including this waste bin (shown with matching soap dispenser and paper towel dispenser).
4. Provide hand sanitizers at the exit doors
For another level of infection control, provide a hand sanitizer dispenser for people to use when entering or exiting the washroom. Hands-free sanitizer dispensers can elevate the aesthetic of a washroom’s design. Franke EXOS and RODAN hand sanitizers are contemporary and durable alternatives to bulky plastic dispensers. Franke also offers elegant stainless steel stands to allow for placement in high traffic areas where needed.
When it comes to designing a public or semi-public washroom - new build or renovation – leave no detail unaccounted for. Choose Franke Commercial washroom accessories for the utmost in durability, aesthetic, and ease of use. Contact your local Franke Sales Agency for more information.