There are many variables within a standard washroom refurbishment and most of them are influenced by several factors, such as:
|Sector||We cater for all sectors but knowing which one you’re in helps us immensely. Education, Business, Healthcare, Retail, Sports & Leisure and Public Toilets.|
|Budget||The sky is the limit! We tend to avoid the lowest price items as we believe that quality will tell but you tell us what you want to spend, and we’ll provide the best options for your budget.|
|Aesthetic||Colour and finish selection can make or break your new washroom, that’s why we offer predesigned colour schemes to make this process easier. Of course, you if you have a clear idea of what you want you can select the individual colours yourself.|
|Timescale||School holidays, quiet periods, annual shutdowns… Our unique control of the laminate manufacturing process means we can guarantee your project completion date!|
Within the typical washroom refurbishment the following areas will usually be addressed:
Furniture – Cubicles, duct panelling and vanity units
Sanitaryware – WC’s, basins, urinals, taps etc
Surfaces – Floors, walls and ceilings
Colours and finishes
We can then break this down into easier to digest chunks:
Cubicles, duct panelling and vanity units are available in various finishes, but we manufacture all our products from Solid Grade Laminate (SGL) as we believe that this is the best product for the job. SGL is a robust product, water resistant and suitable for high use areas, which enables us to offer a full 15-year product warranty. We do not use High Pressure Laminate (HPL) and Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC) as these materials have a timber core and therefore do not have the longevity of SGL.
Sanitaryware choices can seem overwhelming, do you want back to wall, wall hung or close coupled WC pans? Concealed or exposed trap urinals? Inset, semi-recessed or wall hung basins? Wash troughs? With a free site visit, we can talk you through all the options and come up with the best plan for your washroom. And then there is the brassware to consider. Different budgets will often determine what taps and flush systems are selected and we can advise on all the available options.
Walls offer a vast array of options, from ceramic or porcelain tile finishes, wipeable eggshell paint to the more modern alternative of Hygienic Wall Cladding (HWC). Different finishes have different budget implications in the short and long term. Harder wearing, low maintenance finishes will generally be more expensive to install but have much lower ongoing cleaning and maintenance costs.
Floors are generally limited to vinyl flooring and porcelain tiles. A non-slip finish to meet UK regulations is essential in a washroom and can be accommodated through both these products. If you have a specific finish in mind, then talk to us and we can advise on whether this is achievable.
Ceiling choices are important in areas with high moisture content such as washrooms and even more so in shower rooms. Standard finishes include suspended ceilings with PVC coated wipeable tiles and painted plasterboard. Fans and lighting also need to be considered when choosing your ceiling.
Focus Washrooms offer a free, no obligation, site visit where we can run though all your options in relation to your washroom refurbishment project. We will then supply you with a quotation with a full breakdown of items so you can see exactly what is required and what the costs will be. We endeavour to complete all works in the minimum time possible at a time that is convenient for you.
For more information, or to arrange your free site visit,
please call our sales team on 01362 699 944.