Design Features to Improve the Hygiene of Your Bathroom

In more recent times, we have become devoted to cleanliness, sanitation, and staying healthy. From wearing masks when shopping to lathering up the hand sanitiser after meeting others, many of us have also spent time making our houses cleaner and more organised.

In this blog, we’re exploring some design features guaranteed to improve the cleanliness of your bathroom and provide you with a hygienic environment that is easy to keep on top of. In addition, we’ll provide our top tips on getting the most from your bathroom in terms of sanitation and aesthetics, such as minimalism.


Use Tiles Wherever Possible

One of the main ways to improve your bathroom hygiene is to incorporate tiles. Porcelain bathroom floor tiles are one of the most accessible surfaces to clean, so we would recommend using them throughout your bathroom if hygiene is at the forefront of your design process. Use tiles on your bathroom floors and walls, choosing the same tile design for a sleek modern look or different patterns and textures to create a feature.

Additionally, choose large tiles where possible; they’re much easier to clean as you have fewer gaps where there is grout to deal with. Mould and stains can build quickly on grout, and nobody likes the look of that. It’s crucial to stay on top of your cleaning to avoid build ups and improve your bathroom’s overall cleanliness.


White marble tiled bathroom


As the largest independent tile showroom in the UK, you’re guaranteed to find precisely what you’re searching for to suit your brand new bathroom at our tile showroom Preston or tile showroom Bolton. We have a fantastic variety of luxury tile brands that create tiles in all shapes, sizes, textures, designs, materials, and colours. So whether you’re looking for something sleek and modern such as a large black glossy tile to cover your floors and walls or a Victorian-style patterned tile for the lower half of your bathroom walls – we have what you need to create your dream bathroom.


Touch-less is More

Both public and private bathrooms can become breeding grounds for bacteria and viruses if they’re not cleaned regularly and adequately. Germs can build up on door handles, toilet flushes, toilet roll holders, soap dispensers, taps, and bins – all touchpoints within the room. So even if someone washes their hands thoroughly after using the bathroom, the touchpoints on the journey to the sink need special attention when thinking about the design of your hygienic bathroom.

We recommend using motion sensors and touchless fixtures and fittings where possible. These eliminate the need for users to put their hands on potentially bacteria-filled areas, preventing the spread of germs.


Minimalism is the Way Forward

Having less in your bathroom is also a fantastic way to increase the hygiene in your bathroom. Fewer items in the room mean less surfaces for bacteria to breed. Follow the trend of minimalism and keep clutter out of your bathroom. There are two ways you can achieve this.


White glossy modern clean bathroom


Keep fewer items in your bathroom. An easy way to achieve minimalism is to clear out and remove any unnecessary items from the room. For example, keep spare towels and toiletries in the bedroom, dressing room, or utility room, and throw out or donate anything you no longer need.

Conceal bathroom items with clever storage. If your bathroom is occupied by multiple people, such as a large family, it may be difficult to throw out many things and get that “clean lines” look. In this instance, clever storage is your best friend. For example, glossy white cabinets can hide all your family’s mess, and when closed, nobody would ever know what is hidden inside.


Wall-Hung Fixtures and Fittings

One of the best ways to improve the hygiene in your bathroom is to incorporate wall-hung fixtures and fittings where possible. Eliminating basin and toilet stands, for example, means fewer places to clean as there is physically less surface area there. It also makes cleaning the floor much easier as you can get right beneath the basin where you may have spilled toothpaste, soap, and mouthwash.

Additionally, wall-mounted fixtures and fittings can open up a room dramatically and make the space feel much larger. So, if you’re working with a small bathroom, this is a fantastic idea. Our incredible range of luxury bathroom brands offers a multitude of wall-mounted options, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here at Roccia.


How Can Roccia Help?

We hope that this blog has been helpful and you now have a better understanding of how you can make your bathroom a more hygienic space.

Come and visit our bathroom showroom to see some of these designs for yourself. Additionally, please get in touch with any questions or queries – our team is always happy to offer their expert advice to help you design the bathroom of your dreams and show you our range of bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles and more.

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