Technology that offers enhanced bathroom hygiene
These last few months have naturally seen a huge focus on hygiene and, of course, technology can play a vital role in maximising this in the bathroom space. But at Geberit, we were seeing a shift towards this long before the impact of Covid-19 was felt across the globe. Changing households, such as the rise in multi-generational living, had already helped fuel growth in demand for hygienically-optimised solutions in the bathroom – and this influence should not be underestimated when considering future bathroom design. The Office for National Statistics, for instance, suggests that households with three generations living together had risen from 325,000 in 2001 to 419,000 in 2013 and in 2019 it reported a 46% increase in the number of young people aged 20-34 living with their parents.
This, together with a growing awareness of hygiene, is likely to contribute to the continued growth of infra-red and touchless technology in bathroom design. Infra-red wall-mounted taps, such as Geberit’s Brenta and Piave products, incorporate sensors which maximise the touch-free washroom experience. Likewise, touchless WC flush controls, such as Geberit’s Sigma80 and Sigma10, uses the same technology to flush the toilet immediately after use.
Similarly, in public washroom spaces, Geberit’s urinal systems operate a water-saving dynamic flush function, making it ideal for heavy-footfall washrooms. Flushing time is decreased when user frequency increases and flow rate can also be reduced by changing the duration of the flush.