12 Apr Small toilets can be beautiful
8 Tips to make the smallest toilet look professional
Recently I was in the smallest bar in Dublin. And although the bar was tiny, to my surprise the expected small toilets were reasonably sized. But not every business has the luxury of large spaces for toilets, yet even though your toilet may be small it can be beautiful. A space which can be appreciated by all – staff and customers alike.
So what can be done to make a small toilet look ‘professional’?
Top tips – especially for small toilets
- Make sure there is a sign on the door that says ‘toilet’ you would be surprised at how many small businesses just don’t bother!
- Get rid of any carpets or mats around the toilet. These are only (just) acceptable in a domestic environment but not in a professional one. These can make the toilet feel smaller as well as harbour malodours.
- Install a sanitary bin: these can be fitted in the smallest of toilets and will reduce embarrassment and prevent blockages.
- Try to get consistency in the dispensers having a matching soap, toilet roll and paper towel dispenser gives a great impression and is easy to find from any commercial janitorial or washroom company.
- Do not use linen (domestic) towels. Use paper towels and have a waste paper bin in the toilet or alternatively install a hand dryer if the toilet is too small for a waste bin.
- Use a cleaning product that has a light fragrance (not bleach or pine disinfectant) heavy fragrance gives the impression you are masking smells as opposed to a ‘clean’ smell.
- Clean the toilet, sink and surfaces EVERY day.
- Use an air freshener that reflects your business. A hotel or guest house may use a fresh linen fragrance for example.
It is safe to say that all businesses are reflected by their toilets from 5 star hotels to the smallest accountancy office. The impression you give visitors is important and great toilets can make or break a decision on whether to recommend or indeed come back for another visit.