Things You Should Start Practicing In The Bathroom To Maintain Proper Hygiene

Get to know these common hygiene mistakes and practice avoiding them in the future to ensure cleanliness and prevent getting sick along the way too.

The bathroom is one of the most used areas of the house but also undoubtedly can be the most germ-infested too. This is especially true if you fail to deep clean the area at least every week or so. That can’t be good, especially if you tend to overlook little things that bacteria love to thrive on. Get to know these common hygiene mistakes and practice avoiding them in the future to ensure cleanliness and prevent getting sick along the way too.

Know How To Brush And Floss Properly
As shocking as it may seem, not many people actually do both of these correctly. Your teeth require longer time to clean just like your hands. Remember that dentist recommends brushing twice a day for 2 minutes at a time. Aside from that, you should also floss thoroughly once a day to get rid of decay causing bacteria that the toothbrush bristles can’t reach.

Stop Using Cotton Swabs
Your ears produce earwax for multiple reasons: to keep dust and dirt away from your eardrum, to provide antibacterial protection, and more. As you chew or talk, your jaw helps move the wax away from your inner ear and outward, hence, wax in your ear canal. Using cotton swabs reverses that process, though, pushing wax further into the ear where it can get stuck. Instead of using cotton swabs (and risking hearing loss, pain, and infection), trust your ears, and let them clean themselves naturally. If you must, just clean the outer part of your ear but never your ear canal.

Avoid Using Toxic Cleaning Agents
You may not realize that you’re throwing harmful chemicals in the soil, bodies of water, or plants while cleaning your bathroom. Aside from that, you’re also exposing yourself to chemicals that could lead to asthma, allergies, birth defects and even cancer. Vinegar, baking soda, and borax are great alternative for conventional cleaning products.

Always Wear Bathroom Slippers
Even if it’s in your own bathroom, you shouldn’t be stepping in barefoot because you’re putting yourself at risk of nail fungal infection, athlete’s foot, plantar warts and staph infection. This is even more so if you’re using a shared bathroom. So it’s always a must that you protect your feet and wear bathroom slippers.

Wash Your Hands Thoroughly
Washing your hands should take you at least 20 seconds. If you usually do it shorter than that then you’re not doing it right and not sanitising your hands well. Start by wetting them under warm or cold water before applying soap. Then, lather for at least 20 seconds, scrubbing the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Don’t forget to rinse thoroughly too.

Switch Out Your Loofah Regularly
This is the same thing with the towels. Loofahs are also one of the favourite breeding spots of germs since they’re moist all the time and kept in dark place. To keep those from transferring on your body, make sure you disinfect it weekly and switch it out every three weeks if it’s a natural loofah. But if it’s a plastic one, it can be replaced every two months.

Get Into The Habit Of Washing Your Towels Every Week
Trying to get the most use out of your towels and linens to limit laundry and save water and electricity is okay. However, you should also know that the most uses that you can only hygienically get from them is up to 5 uses max. Continue using them beyond that and you’re basically patting or rubbing multitude of bacteria onto your body since they like to breed in moist and dark place.

Store Your Toothbrushes As Far Away From The Toilet As Possible
Do you know about the “aerosol effect” of germs when a toilet is flushed? This is when bacteria get projected into the air and surrounding surfaces whenever you flush the toilet. This is why it’s important to practice shutting the lid when flushing to prevent spreading germs all over the place. Having said that, if your toothbrush is too close to the toilet, you risk contaminating it in case you forgot to close the toilet lid before flushing.

Moreover, this is also why if you share only one bathroom as a family, it is encouraged to clean the toilet seat daily with a product specifically designed to reduce the spread of bacteria. But more than that, it would be even better if you replace your toilet with TOTO Tornado Flush toilet with completely new flushing system cleans and flushes both the rim and bowl in an innovative way where it project three powerful jets of water from inside the bowl so you won’t have to flush twice and clean manually. Not to mention that CeFiONtect is a glaze applied to all TOTO ceramic products, including our toilets, leaving them with a long-lasting finish that prevents the build-up of mold, limescale and waste matter.

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Top 4 Features Your Bathroom Accessories And Fittings Should Have

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If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom and are currently looking for the best accessories and fittings for your bathroom, this article is for you! The question is, what really makes the best sanitary wares and fitting out there? Is it the design? Brand? Price tag? Well, actually if you try to go and shop for them yourself, you’ll quickly realize that those things hardly matter compared to these following features. Sure the ones that you soon will find that suits these criteria may usually come from popular brands and are priced higher. But what we’re trying to emphasize here is the quality product and not the maker or the price tag.

1. Water Savings
Did you know that a faucet leaking 10 drips every minute wastes 526 gallons of water per year? Lack of water is the greatest challenge humanity faces in many parts of the world. It’s best to conserve water as much as we can before it’s too late. Check the faucet you plan on buying to see how much volume of water it will use in a minute. There are shower heads like Aerial Shower and Aerial Pulse that promotes comfortable and enjoyable shower experience while reducing water consumption. Choose the one that most suitable for your needs as well as your bathroom’s overall appeal that you want to achieve. Touch less electronic faucets like TOTO Self Power technology are fantastic too! These sensor taps’ accurate hand detection means only the minimum necessary amount of water is used, while located inside the unit is the second technology, a generator that harnesses the energy from water flowing through the tap to make the micro-sensor energy-self-sufficient.

2. Thermostatic Capabilities
Do you know what’s worse than running out of water in the middle of showering? It’s getting scalded by a sudden rush of hot water! This could happen when someone else in the house flushes the toilet or uses a faucet, the cold water get redirected there and with less cold water “tempering” your hot water you end up with much hotter water than you’d like. Prevent this from happening again by installing high-efficiency toilets should help alleviate this problem by reducing the amount of water needed to flush them. Another fix involves installing a thermostatic mixing valve in your showers. This device will modulate the hot- and cold-water flows, whatever the usage by other fixtures, to keep the temperature of the shower consistently safe as well as comfortable.

3. Ease Of Cleaning
At first, you may not think this will be an issue but wait until you’re down on all fours and have been scrubbing surfaces for hours and you’ll think otherwise! It would have been convenient if all your sanitary items, especially toilets, in your bathroom have a self-cleaning feature. TOTO toilet bowl’s rimless design helps ensure that dirt and bacteria aren’t able to collect in the first place. Not to mention that CeFiONtect is a glaze applied to all TOTO ceramic products, including our toilets, leaving them with a long-lasting finish that prevents the build-up of mold, limescale and waste matter.

4. Surface Protection
Before, many bathroom accessories were finished in chrome. The problem with chrome is that although it offers a highly polished aesthetic, there is a possibility that it would flake and peel. Nowadays, the material of choice is stainless steel as it doesn’t rust, flake, peel or dull, and it is strong and easy to maintain and clean. Stainless steel bathroom accessories come in two main finishes – polished (shiny) and brushed (matt). Another major benefit of stainless steel is that it’s the best material if you’re trying to go green in your bathroom. Many homeowners want to be environmentally conscious but they don’t want to sacrifice style or functionality either. Stainless steel accessories offer you the ideal way of doing this as it is 100 percent recyclable. Unlike glass and paper, as long as you don’t add any other products into the stainless steel mix, it can be melted down and used again as is.

Expert Advice For Those Who Are About To Build Their Dream Bathroom

aaj - stainless steel bathroom accessoriesWith all the pretty bathroom inspiration you can see online, especially on social media, it can be a challenge to choose the bathroom unit that will suit you. This is because it can be easy to get swayed by the trendiest styles nowadays. But to make sure you’re choosing the right one for YOU, here are the things that you should consider when looking for bathroom units along with sanitary wares and fittings.

Identify Your Requirements
Before anything else, you need to determine how much space you have to work on, how much storage space you need, or if you need to have both bath and shower or you’re okay with just either of them. These kind of things needs to be set first and foremost to get the most suitable goods and layout for your bathroom.

Visit A Showroom
Once you’ve settled with the tip above, visit a showroom armed with a plan of your bathroom. It is important to have the sizes of your room, doors, windows and soil location. This way you’ll have a clearer idea on what you want for your bathroom.

Our Heorte Studio is our showroom that specially showcases sanitary products suitable for the elderly, disabled and even patients in hospitals. Through our years of providing sanitary products to various hospital projects, we have come to realize that information about sanitary care products for the elderly, disabled and patients are very limited, not only in Singapore but even in the region. So if you live with loved ones that require special care, you’ll find our showroom helpful.

Avoid Scheduling An Installation Date With Your Installer Before You Receive Your Goods
Make sure you have all the goods on hand before you schedule for installation. Otherwise you’ll be dealing with delays, stress and waste of time if the fitter is already on site but with nothing to work on.

Try To Check Upon Collections And Deliveries
To be 100% sure that the sanitary wares and fittings that you get are actually the ones you ordered and are in good condition. This should minimize the chances of conflict if any future damage or mishap was identified.

Be Aware Of Size Variations
Be aware that in the bathroom industry, baths, units, shower doors and trays can have quite a lot of size variants. For example, a 900mm shower door could have an adjustment from 865mm-885mm, this is to compensate for the use of using boarding, tiling or untrue walls. A 1700mm bath may could also be 1695mm or even 1705mm so if a product size is critical, communicate it right away.

Keep All Boxes Safe Until Installation Is Complete
This is for possible returns that you may have to do if you weren’t satisfied with the goods you received. Items usually needs to be returned in a re-sellable condition so keeping the boxes safe until everything is done is good practice.

Bathroom Accessories That You Actually Need

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Aside from sanitary wares and fittings, it’s also important that you pick the right bathroom accessories. Not only because they add to a bathroom’s charm and distinctive style but you also have to remember that they should be functional especially if you have a small bathroom. Otherwise you’re only creating clutter and making the space look cramped.

Toilet Accessories
Sure there’s nothing we can do to make toilet paper and toilet brush be glamorous but they’re absolutely a must in the bathroom. What you can do though to avoid making them look even drabber is to have a nice toilet roll and brush holder to keep them so they’re not just lying around the bathroom looking like a clutter.

Safety Accessories
While water is soothing and enjoyable, it can also make surfaces slippery. Here is where a grab bar comes in handy for young or old. When climbing out of the bath or shower, the grab bar provides extra stability, minimizing the tendency to slip on any wet surface. In Fullsun, we provide several different series of high quality Louis Grab Bars which are highly durable. You can surely find one that will suit the theme you’re going for in your bathroom.

Towel Accessories
Not having anything to keep your towels nearby while you’re in the bathroom would probably make a lot of mess because you’d be walking around wet all the time and leave tracks of water all over the room. So towel rails and hooks should be placed near the tub, sink, and shower area.

Soap Accessories
If you are tired of cleaning up the residue left by soap then a soap dispenser may be a good alternative. This may be placed on the sink or counter surface or it can come with a holder which is attached to the wall. Head over to our Bobricks products and see if you like our soap dispenser.

Storage Accessories
The bathroom can easily become cluttered with toiletries and beauty products. Shower or Bath Caddy can solve that. Keeping toiletries in one central place, be it for the shower or for the bath is essential to enjoy a nice relaxing experience and the shower or bath caddy allows you to do just that. Bath caddies may even have an additional advantage of a book holder, so that not only are your toiletries immediately within reach, but you can enjoy this time out with your favorite book too.

Bathroom Mirrors
Aside from using it to create an illusion of larger room, it’s also great for allowing the reflection of lights or other objects to create the sense of an extended room. Nature’s colors can also be brought into the bathroom, by using the mirror to reflect the outside greenery and sky.

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8 Simple Upgrades That Can Make Your Bathroom Look And Feel Better

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Sometimes, renovating an entire room is not possible for your bathroom whether because of budget tightness or because you’re renting. But that doesn’t mean you can’t update the look to match your personality or your preference. Here are some simple ways to jazz up your bathroom’s overall look even when you have some restrictions to consider.

1. Clean And Declutter
Do not underestimate how much change cleaning a space can do. Scrub every surface, take out what doesn’t belong there, clear countertops, and organize everything in your shelves and cabinets. Once you’re done, you might even think you’re in someone else’s bathroom especially if you haven’t done this in a while.

2. Repaint The Room
You’d be surprised by how much difference does repainting your walls alone can make. This is especially true if you’ve had the same dated beige in years and you repaint it with bluish grey or soft taupe which is both a very popular modern bathroom paint color. This can instantly breathe a fresh life into the room.

3. Paint The Cabinets
If you prefer to stick with the classic white walls, then repaint your cabinets instead! This will give the same effect to the space if you had painted the room without being too overwhelming.

4. Change Up Your Sanitary Wares
Okay, this may be not the cheapest option when giving your bathroom a makeover. But, if you’ve been living in the same house for 5 to 10 years or more, then chances are that you sanitary wares already have scratches, discoloration, or nicks and chips around the edges especially if you share the same bathroom with other family members. Fullsun’s TOTO products have several series of toilets, lavatories, bathtubs, taps, and showers that you can choose from. You can rest assured that all the products are not only high quality but also stylish.

5. Upgrade Bathroom Hardware
Changing the handles, hinges, hooks or locks into matching material or even just choosing an accent color like gold to repaint it is a simple, affordable yet very refreshing way to update their looks. What’s good about this change is that it can make it feel like the entire bathroom has been overhauled too.

6. Frame Out The Mirror
Framing your bathroom mirror out with a material that you like and goes with your bathroom theme can instantly make your vanity area feel luxurious.

7. Add A Tile Back Splash
Adding a tile backsplash between the bathroom sink and the mirror may not be a tiny change, but it is a relatively small project that can improve your space. Consider how large of an area you wish to tile and explore your options in terms of time frame and costs to install it.

8. Accessorize
Yes, accessorizing helps update any look. However, this can be tricky. You have to be careful about how you do it and not just put random stuff in there. Remember that they need to match the bathroom’s look and not become too distracting because the purpose of decorating is to enhance the overall look and not be the main attraction. One way to do this is by transferring your products to cute and matching containers. This gives a cohesive and sophisticated effect to your bathroom.

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9 Tips To Upgrade Your Bathroom

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Traditionally, bathrooms were only needed for personal hygiene and excretion. However, times have changed which also altered how people view and utilizes their bathroom nowadays. Today, bathrooms have become a place where people retreat to when they want to relax and soak their stress away. In fact, a long warm bubble bath is now one of the famous ways of destressing. If you’re one of those who view their bathroom as more than a utility room and find it necessary that it reflects your personality as well as the modern era, here are some tips that you may find helpful, especially if you’re planning to renovate.

1. Alternative Freestanding Baths
Make your bathtub the focal point in your bathroom. Choose one that has a quirky twist. It can be an atypical shape or get an infinity tub. This immediately draws the attention to the bath and gives the room a modern vibe even when it’s the only thing in the bathroom that is futuristic in a sense.

2. Hand Dryers
If you hate using loo rolls to dry your hands and don’t like re-using the same towel to dry your hands, try adding a hand dryer in your bathroom. If you’re worried about the noise since those in malls and hotels are often noisy, you can get a model that is from a quiet range in the market nowadays.

3. Funky Taps
You know those taps with unconventional design and equipped with a proximity sensor and mechanism that opens its valve to allow water to flow in response to the presence of a hand or hands in close proximity? They don’t just give a hotel-ish vibe in your bathroom but reduces water waste making the investment definitely worth it.

4. Multifunctional Mirrors
Gone are the days where you can can’t hear your music properly in the bathroom or worrying that your device will get water damaged, the Jarrow LED mirror has its own integrated Bluetooth speakers. You simply need to pair it with your smartphone or tablet, and then you can listen to your music whilst you’re having some down time or getting ready. As it includes four LED strips of lighting and de-misting technology it can illuminate your face efficiently, giving you the perfect amount of lighting to apply your makeup evenly.

5. Sophisticated Vanity Units
If you spend a lot of time using the vanity unit, it only makes sense that you switch it up with a sleek and elegant design. Plus points if you can get one with clever storage solution! So that you have space for all your toiletries, cleaning products, makeups and other stuff that you need in your bathroom.

6. Over-The-Tub Wire Rack
Something as simple as this makes your time in the bath more comfortable, convenient, not to mention posh. No more having trouble finding a way to have your book, phone, candles, and glass of wine near you while enjoying a warm bath.

7. Freshen Up Your Sanitary Wares
Okay, this may be not the cheapest option when giving your bathroom a makeover. But, if you’ve been living in the same house for 5 to 10 years or more, then chances are that you sanitary wares already have scratches, discoloration, or nicks and chips around the edges especially if you share the same bathroom with other family members. With that said, buying new ones will not only make the entire room feel new again, but will also make a lot difference in looking better.

8. Update The Hardware
Bathroom fixtures including hooks, handles, faucets and soap dispensers can be quickly and easily replaced and will give the space an updated feel. Most bathrooms look their best when all of the metals match in color and finish.

9. Replace Your Lighting
Remember how lighting can make a room feel cramped or spacious depending on how it illuminates the room? Aside from that, it can definitely change a room’s appeal by replacing lighting fixtures. If you’re still using standard fluorescent, how about you change it up with a statement lighting piece? Your lighting fixtures can really date your overall bathroom design.

6 Ideas To Maximize Space In Your Bathroom

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It would’ve been better if you get to have a big bathroom. However, just because you don’t doesn’t mean you can’t build a comfortable but stylish one. Here are some tips that will help you achieve that goal and if you’re lucky, you might even end up having a hotel-inspired bathroom.

1. Go Wall Mounted
Walls are often left unoccupied and unutilized in bathrooms. If you have limited floor space, then use the space you have on your walls. Wall mounted sanitary wares and fittings are great space savers, not only because they free up floor space but also because it gives a smart modern look that makes a space look bigger than it is.

2. Conceal Pipework
While industrial interior design proudly displays the building materials, if your bathroom is already small, you might want to conceal pipework. Unconcealed pipework could make your bathroom chaotic and cramped.

3. Clever Storage Solutions
Storage is important and necessary in bathrooms, but they also take up a lot of space especially is you don’t know how to be strategic about them. For tight spaces, a full on cabinetry underneath the sink may not work but shelves above the sink as well as the toilet are just as great option for storage. Even hooks works well for hanging robes and towels without taking that much space.

4. Create A Wet Room
In a wet room there’s no shower door, and the water drains away directly through a drain in the floor. If you don’t have the budget for a wet room, you can still achieve a similar look with a walk in shower enclosure and low level shower tray. A walk in shower features a frameless glass screen and no door, which creates a bright and airy feel.

5. Make A Statement
While a huge artwork probably won’t fit but you can still get creative with a small space. You can use color scheme for both the walls and the floor which makes it difficult to tell where the floor ends and where the wall start. This creates fluidity in the space which can make any space look much bigger. Or using a bold tile design can still create statement without making the room feel and look small.

6. Accessorize
No ensuite is complete without a matching set of bathroom accessories and new towels. Display candles, perfume and luxury beauty products that are just way too nice to hide away in a cabinet. You could even add a touch of greenery with a couple of houseplants.