The materials used for a publicly used restroom needs to have specific set of properties. Flooring materials must be able to handle huge amounts of traffic in a safe space, while also be visually appealing and stylish.

To offer an efficient and optimal solution when choosing a floor, appearance and function have to be considered carefully. The floor has to be secure, non-slippery and enhance the appearance of the toilet facility.

Apart from the above, It’s also important that floors must be relatively easy to keep clean so that you can cut down on long-term maintenance costs.

Some of the main features to look for when choosing a public amenities building flooring are:

Durability

The more foot, pram, wheelchair traffic a space receives, the more wear and tear its floor will suffer, hence, durable flooring options are critical. The ability to resist scratching, fading, cracking, and breaking will reduce repair and replacement costs.

Water Resistance

The bathroom is a moist, humid environment and if porous flooring is used in this space, eventually liquids can penetrate down into it, paving the way for the growth of mold and bacteria. The ideal flooring option will be naturally resistant to the penetration of liquids with low maintenance.

Safety

When dealing with public restroom flooring, liability is another important issue. These spaces tend to be wet, becoming slippery and if someone falls and hurts themselves, the resultant lawsuit can be a major problem. This risk can be offset to a large degree by choosing the right floor surface.

Hygiene

Maintaining decent hygiene in any public toilet is an uphill task. But a high-quality floor can help. Materials that are solid, even, and easy to clean will be much easier to maintain over time. Antibacterial properties are also good as they can naturally help to kill off microorganisms that may try to lurk.

Design

A public space is designed with the public amenities building in the plan. The flooring should not only match the overall urban environment but should serve as a space that provides visual interest.

Here are the various flooring options to look at:

Concrete

This is a good, low-cost solution for any bathroom floor in a high traffic area. Concrete already exists as a subfloor underneath surface coverings. It can be flat, brushed on with paint or sealed to become a flooring option.

Easy to maintain, concrete floors don’t need regular sealing. Once complete, sanitizing the floor is usually a matter of mopping with warm water.

It’s relatively inexpensive to dress up with a variety of polishes, stains, and other decorative treatments.

Tiles

Made from clay and other natural sediments, tiles or ceramics are fired in a kiln until they become as hard as stone. They are then treated with a melted glass glaze making them resistant to stains and water penetration.

Tiles are versatile as they come in many patterns, shapes and designs, making them suitable for high traffic bathroom locations.

There maybe cases of water absorption through the grout joints when using tiles. The grouting also allows bacteria and other liquids to enter. Though they are easy to maintain and cleaning is usually through a mop.

Epoxy

Epoxy resin is impervious to water, chemicals and bacteria, making it the perfect choice for a public toilet floor. The floor will not absorb the damp conditions of a public bathroom as epoxy is non-porous. It does not need waxing either. Dirt, grime and cleaning chemicals or manufacturing residue is very easy to remove.

Another advantage of Epoxy floors, is the reduced odour that comes from bacterial degradation. Our antimicrobial component is mixed throughout the epoxy, protection is on the inside—and that gives the floors a degree of ongoing protection.

Maintaining it is as easy as rinsing the floor with clean water and a squeegee. Another option is to pressure wash, with no worries about water leaking under the floors. Our floors are chemically resistant against urine, strong detergents, and disinfectants, and can withstand even the toughest elements.