Bathroom and toilet

Recommendation 47
Some tips for bathroom and toilet

Chapter (theme)
Architectural spaces (bathrooms and toilets)

Because of
Central coherence and motor awkwardness

In order to
be able to use the bathroom and toilet without avoidable complications.

As remarked before, in dependent living presupposes sufficient self-reliance and the absence of forbidding executive problems. For the bathroom and toilet this implies one should be able to use these facilities responsibly and safely, i.e. , among other things to use these hygienically, without flooding or burning oneself.

These tips, therefore, intend to lessen or prevent some complications which may arise while using these facilities:
Locate the wardrobe close to the bathroom, to avoid clothes from spreading through the apartment.

Install nonslip flooring or floor tiles, since it may not be apparent that a wet floor may be slippery.

The use of ceramic tiles on walls and the floor is undesirable because of their acoustic and contact sound qualities. And also because they tend to reflect (sun-)light excessively. In case, for some reason, ceramic tiles are the material of choice, they should be matt and care should be taken the tile joints will not accumulate dirt in them. Also the wall tiling could be limited to 1.50 meters from the floor, above which water-repellent paint can be applied. (See van Beek.)
There are sufficient alternatives for ceramic tiles. On the floor one may consider poured concrete, which can be both colored and made course. Various non-slippery poured synthetic floors are available.

van Beek

Beek, Nico van der, ‘Huisvestingskaders Autisme’, NVA, juni 2009. PDF