The modern less-abled washroom design should consider a number of different factors in order to be the most user-friendly and compliant, these include aesthetics, durability and the user’s specific needs. Franke has designed a number of products with all these considerations in mind to provide a complete and practical solution. From colour variants on washbasins and integrated grab rails, Franke also provide a whole range of stainless steel and epoxy coated blue grab rails to make the washroom experience as easy as possible for whoever the user may be.
Franke Miranit solid surface
Discover the Franke solid surface range of Miranit washbasins and washtroughs. This flexible range allows for customised sanitary solutions, from material thickness to basin size and bowl shape. With the following exceptional qualities, each range can be customised to suit any project, specification or budget.
- Stylish - Well suited for providing a modern, aesthetic design for public and semi-public washrooms
- Sleek design - cast in a single mould without any adhesive seams or joints
- Hygienic - The smooth, pore-free and high gloss gelcoat surface makes Miranit easy to clean and maintain
- Versatile - From standard to bespoke, Miranit is elegant and durable with endless possibilities
- Robust - It has been designed to cope with the harshest conditions found in sanitary facilities of public and commercial areas and can withstand temperatures up to 80 degrees
- Cost effective - With many off the shelf designs and customisable options, you can choose a product to suit almost any budget and specification
Franke’s Miranit Composite materials are made up of approximately 80% natural minerals such as marble, sandstone and quartz sand approximately 20% high-quality unsaturated polyester resin, making them a smooth, pore free and fracture resistant product.
The demands of an ageing population have resulted in products for older and less mobile people becoming incorporated into more mainstream design. Franke’s Exos. and VariusCare range has tried to incorporate the need for a more stylish inclusive design. With many design variants and benefits Franke’s range of assessable basins have been produced with all ages and abilities in mind.
Changing tastes mean that visual aesthetics are likely to become as important as technology and functionality. With this in mind Franke has produced accessible washbasins that have been designed with practicality and style in mind. The Exos. range takes into account the need for aesthetically pleasing designs that consists of various shapes and sizes to fulfil the needs of different users, whilst maintaining a consistent design and style throughout. The VariusCare range provides the flexibility to incorporate a colour stripe, not only to match and style with the washroom, but as a visual aid to users as well.
The population of the UK is estimated to comprise around 66 million people; the proportion aged 65 and over reached 18% in mid-2016, according to the Office for National Statistics. Additionally, the Disabled Living Foundation estimates that there are over 10 million disabled people in Britain, and two million people with sight problems in the UK. This highlights the potential demand for sanitaryware and washroom products which cater for all needs.
Exos. Miranit washbasins
Made of Miranit composite material with a gelcoat finish, this range consists of three accessible washbasins with integrated grab rails. Each basin has a seamlessly moulded bowl and is cleverly designed to prevent water overflowing. The pore-free gelcoat surface is hygienic and easy to clean, and the integrated waste covers which are made of satin finished stainless steel complete the elegant look.
The integrated grab rails have been specifically designed with the user in mind with a large radius for efficient grip and support. Additionally, the basins have a broader tap landing and spacious edges which can be used as a shelf.
The Franke VariusCare basins can incorporate an optional sensory colour stripe to provide a durable, practical product which is wheelchair accessible and maintains a stylish appearance.
The VariusCare Miranit washbasin range has a modern, flat bowl which makes it easy to wash your hands. Made from resin bonded mineral granite material, the basins are warm to touch, pore-free and easy to clean. The rounded edges which are pleasant to touch, makes it easy for the users to pull themselves up and find support on all sides.
If desired, a colour stripe can be seamlessly integrated into the edge, which provides visual orientation for the washbasin, taking the principle of using two senses into account. The colour variants including the following RAL colours: RAL 3000 (Red) RAL 2008 (Orange) RAL 6025 (Green) RAL 5024 (Blue).