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How to Buy The Right Type of Urinal for Commercial Use?

Published on: 30/05/2018
Last Updated: 09/06/2022
Urinal Buying Guide

The urinals in your commercial bathroom are not the most glamorous accessory you’ll ever buy, but they will see a lot of use over the years, so deciding on the right ones is an important choice for your business. Whether you need one or half a dozen, the principles remain the same. You need strong, good-looking units that are easy to clean and efficient to run, which can withstand heavy use and repel would-be vandals. There are a few basic questions to ask to ensure that you choose the right type of urinal for your business.

What’s your style?

In well-designed premises, all the details should be harmonious, right down to the urinals. A good urinal should be discreet but subtly stylish. Which type of urinal you choose will depend on the overall mood of your establishment. A slick nightclub and a stately home have very different needs. Luckily, there are hundreds of handsome urinals on the market to suit any decor.

This stylish option from Duravit has a contemporary shape and clean lines. It would be at home in any modern environment: office, restaurant, or bar.

A urinal may be a modern convenience, but sometimes you need it to coordinate with a traditional interior design. This Twyford urinal has graceful lines and vintage detailing, making it an excellent choice for an elegant commercial bathroom.

Twyford Urinal

Otherwise, the different types of urinals include:

Flush Urinals

Wall-mounted flush urinals are the most common and traditional type of urinal and can be found in the restrooms of commercial and public facilities all around the world. Because flush urinals are so common, they come in various shapes, sizes, and features. The simple, sturdy, reliable design and affordable price make it the standard go-to for most businesses and commercial enterprises. The biggest drawback to flush urinals, however, is that it can lead to high water usage over time.

Waterless Urinals

Waterless urinals are an innovative new design that aims to replace the traditional flush urinal, saving on water costs while helping the environment. Instead of using water to wash down liquid waste, the urinal simply allows gravity to do the work. The downside to this design, however, is that it requires more frequent cleaning, and it costs more to install and maintain. Nevertheless, waterless urinals are fast becoming a popular choice, especially for large-scale facilities like stadiums and shopping malls, due to the drastic cut in water usage.

What’s your budget?

Outfitting a commercial bathroom is a significant expense for every business, and staying on budget is essential. Urinals are available at many price points, so deciding what you want to spend before shopping is an important step that can narrow down the choices.

Rak urinal

This is a basic but attractive urinal from RAK ceramics which is highly affordable, but just as functional as a urinal many times its price.

If you have a bigger budget, sometimes you can go for extra features. This high-end urinal from Duravit is a great example. It’s supplied with all its fixings and boasts a hygienic cover.

Duravit Stark1 Urinal

How many urinals do you need?

Are you installing a single urinal or an entire row? The answer will have a big impact on your choice. If you need multiple urinals, there are specific systems available for maximum efficiency and style.

This two-urinal system from Twyford uses space well, includes an auto-cistern, and has vandal-resistant features. It’s an excellent choice for high-traffic bathrooms.

Choosing the right urinal for your business is a balancing act between style, function, and value. With so many options on the market, a determined shopper can track down the ideal unit, if they know how and where to look. No matter which type you choose, investing in quality will pay dividends in the future. A long-lasting, efficient, and convenient urinal is an asset to any commercial bathroom.

How can we help?

Urinals are available in various models, like ones with concealed or exposed inlets or the ones with or without a flush. They are usually made using a ceramic material, but urinals are also available in stainless steel to satiate your desire for enormous durability. Create an immaculate bathroom setting with these efficacious urinals. What’s more, QS Supplies feature top-quality urinals at inexpensive prices to please your pockets!

Sarabeth Asaff

Sarabeth Asaff
Sarabeth Asaff is a former kitchen and bathroom designer who now works as a home and garden industry writer and expert. She has a working knowledge of all areas of the home improvement industry, and specialises in functional design and material advice.