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The Importance of Creating a Home-Like Experience in Facility Restrooms

May 2, 2022

Restrooms may not always be top of mind during a renovation—but they should be. Here’s why.

While decorating a facility or updating its look, restrooms may not always be top of mind—but they should.  

Providing an inviting, comfortable, home-like experience can significantly elevate your business’s reputation and provide a welcoming atmosphere for guests and building occupants. However, sometimes a creative vision for a facility restroom can be easily disrupted by traditional commercial hygiene dispensers and products.  

Investing in stylish restroom dispensers paired with high-quality products can complement your mission to provide a comfortable, unforgettable restroom experience—in a sophisticated way.

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Small Details, Big Difference  

People often say “the difference is in the details.” Frequently overlooked, restroom dispensers can impact the vibe and overall feel of the restroom. To help elevate the experience in your restroom, consider implementing stylish, high-quality restroom dispensers to provide an elegant appeal.  

There are many nature-inspired materials and finishes available that can complement a restroom’s unique design. For a warm, sleek, soothing feel, consider bamboo. For a classic, elegant look, marble is a smart option. For instant texture and drama, lava rock is an attractive finish.  

In addition to dispensers, consider the quality of the products you supply. Products that exude quality and sophistication, like those used at high-end retail stores and in homes, can leave a lasting impression and impact the satisfaction level of a restroom encounter. Items to consider upgrading include toilet and facial tissue, soaps, lotions and air fresheners. Consider air fresheners and soaps with soothing fragrances that aren’t overly harsh.

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Commercial Convenience with Premium Appeal  

When creating an exceptional restroom experience, it’s critical to ensure restroom supplies are always stocked. A recent survey revealed that more than half of 18- to 34-year-olds (56%) said restrooms with empty hand soap, toilet paper and paper towel dispensers would cause them to have a negative perception of a business, compared to 85% of those 65 years of age and older. 

If continuously stocking the restroom feels too time consuming or overwhelming, consider partnering with a service provider that regularly refills and replenishes traditional hygiene products, but with attractive design and premium product options. The service should refresh items such as soap and lotion dispensers, air fresheners, toilet tissue dispensers and caddies, hand towel dispensers and countertop display facial tissues on a routine basis. This ensures the restroom is always stocked and helps your business become more efficient by eliminating trips to the store for restock and time spent maintaining restrooms.  

Providing sophisticated, yet practical dispensers and hygiene products in a facility restroom can drastically elevate its image to provide a home-like experience and bring your design vision to fruition. Partnering with a provider that offers quality, luxurious products with a flexible program designed to meet your needs can help you impress your customers with ease.

About the Author:

John Engel is the director of marketing for the Facility Services division of Cintas. John has more than 13 years of industry experience and is currently responsible for product line management and development. For more information about facility services offerings from Cintas, visit cintas.com/facilityservices.

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