No bathroom would be complete without a toilet brush and its holder, the former being an essential tool for cleaning WC bowls and the latter being necessary for storing this important accessory. The most recognisable design dates from the 1930s although these domestic implements and the materials used to make them have evolved over the years. There are a variety of designs to choose from when buying these bathroom implements, incorporating a range of materials, colours, patterns, motifs, shapes and sizes as well as a selection of floor and wall mounted installations.
Why is this an Important Accessory?
It provides a more convenient method of cleaning a WC bowl than having to put one's arm inside the lavatory up to the elbow and scrub, due to its long handle it enables a person to keep a healthy distance between their hand at the bowl. The absence of a brush presents a serious hygiene risk within the bathroom due to the purpose of the cleaning implement that it is designed to contain. The container prevents the cleaning implement from contaminating the bathroom floor with organic waste and chemicals while hiding the brush from plain view.
Materials used to make this accessory include ceramic, glass, porcelain, slate, stainless steel, chrome plated brass and plastic. Non-porous materials with a satin finish are the most hygienic because they do not absorb unsanitary substances and are easier to clean. Brush bristles, historically made from rigid animal hairs, are usually made of plastic such as nylon while the handle can be made from a number of materials, including wood, plastic and metal. Handles made from stainless steel or chrome plated brass are more hygienic than those made from porous wood.
There are a number of styles to choose from, depending on the buyer's personal preference and there is a lavatory brush holder to match a host of bathroom décors. It is common practice to purchase a lavatory brush container that matches the aesthetics of the bathroom and buyers may be mindful of such things as how the holder interacts with the symmetrical balance, texture and colour coordination of the bathroom interior. Lavatory brush box shapes include cylindrical, spherical, tapered, rectangular box shaped and box shaped plus a range of novelty designs.