Designing Public Bathrooms in the Post-Covid Era

 During the peak of the health emergency, the world reevaluated its needs, and Idral made its knowledge available to the community by launching new products that make public bathrooms safer. Today, even after the Covid-19 pandemic, these needs persist, and designers of facilities intended for public use have completely changed their approach.

Spaces. Compared to before, any public environment is now designed with larger dimensions to optimize the flow of entry and exit and facilitate distancing between users.

Lines and design. Trends lean towards taps and accessories with sleek and minimalist designs, which facilitate hygiene and cleanliness in the bathroom environment.

Materials. The use of antibacterial materials, wear-resistant materials, and technologies capable of ensuring self-cleaning (for electronic versions) enable more suitable environments over the years and provide customers with a healthier space.

3-in-1 infrared Station: Air, Water, and Soap

 In the specific case of a bathroom, the trend is to increase the number of tools and accessories to allow users to have almost exclusive access to the air, water, and soap system during use. The example is the 3-in-1 infrared station that allow customers to stay in one place while washing and drying their hands, eliminating the possibility of contact with other users. Furthermore, our products’ materials, electronic sensors, and designs further reduce the risk of contamination.

Over the past years, Idral has developed new products that meet the characteristics of today’s bathrooms. The tables below provide an overview of these technologies:


Solutions to Maximize Hygiene.

The combination of hygiene and practicality has been specifically applied by IDRAL to taps intended for hospital and healthcare facilities, which require high technical safety standards. We have developed clinical lever taps with progressive thermostatic TMV3 cartridges, offering one of the highest standards of thermostatic response, excellent ergonomics, and the ability to operate at very high temperatures to “burn” all bacteria present in the water without compromising user safety.

by Valerio Lai Project & Development Coordinator