Rethinking school restroom design Effectively designed school restrooms should be attractive environments that encourage a positive school image and hand washing, while discouraging vandalism and accidents. Photo courtesy of Bradley Corporation

Rethinking school restroom design

High-performance fixtures and design strategies encourage hygiene and safety, revitalize washroom spaces and increase operational efficiency.

Traditionally, school restrooms tend to get a bad rap. Our culture sometimes exaggerates the “ick factor” of public restrooms – a stigma these highly useful and necessary facilities must overcome. When school restrooms are not designed and maintained adequately, they can sometimes become havens for student misbehavior, vandalism attempts – and germs.

Poorly maintained restrooms also discourage students from staying in the room long enough to follow through with proper hand washi

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