Workplace Design Principles

A starting point for an evidenced-based design process

Universal Bathroom Design: Flooring January 22, 2009

Filed under: Bathroom Design — ia2studio @ 4:29 am
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Guidelines may be noted as considerations that designers must take when planning for a client. When considering flooring, it is important to know the kinds of people that will be using the space including their specific disabilities, ages, body types, etc. Considering these things will help in the design plan because the space will be more custom for the users. Flooring needs to be slip resistant for all users because it is a given that the floors will get wet. A material like marble may not be the best choice for a bathroom, whereas, recycled rubber flooring would be. Mostly, flooring is not something that is unique to each individual but is more so for types of users. Whether it is children or older individuals using the bathroom, it needs to be safe (and the user’s do not need to have a fear of slipping and falling!).

Story; Mueller; Mace, Molly Follette; James L.; Ronals L. . The Universal Design File: Designing for people of all ages and disabilities. revised. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Education, 1998.

Michelle Stuart

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