Commercial facilities often have to deal with the consequences of a bad toilet seat design.

From a user’s perspective, a wobbly seat or a crack in the surface of a toilet seat, stained surfaces and hinge fittings, or seats that just won’t stay up are issues that can affect the whole experience and their opinion of the facility.

Commercial facility managers also need to consider the problems faced by their cleaning staff who have to clean multiple seats and unnecessarily have to get their hands dirty over issues that could be avoided in the design stage itself. Focussing on functionality in design can help cleaners deal with a thankless job while ensuring a positive experience for users.

For instance, a user-friendly toilet hinge design would allow cleaning staff to completely remove the toilet seat with a simple tug. Being able to do so would simplify the cleaning of the difficult parts of the seat, helping save time for the cleaner.

When designing for commercial buildings, weight loading is an important factor in toilet seat design. To begin with, the toilet seat should be able to take 240kg to ensure long term service. Additionally, stainless steel hinges should be engineered to help combat the typical wear and tear that can be expected from having multiple users of varying physical weights.

A badly designed toilet seat will need constant attention from building maintenance, resulting in dollars unnecessarily being flushed away at frequent intervals due to problematic issues such as broken hinges or seats.

Commercial facility managers know the advantages of using brands with an excellent track record. Pressalit, for instance, offers toilet seats that come with a 10-year warranty and multiple seat designs with various hinge options.

Pressalit toilet seats are available all around Australia from Samios Plumbing Supplies.