The installation height of a urinal is an important factor to consider for any public restroom. Installing a urinal at the right height ensures comfort and convenience for users and minimizes the risk of mess and discomfort. In this blog post, we will discuss the ideal height at which a urinal should be installed.
Determining the Ideal Urinal Installation Height
The height of a urinal (particularly for a wall hung urinal unit) is determined by several factors, including the average height of the intended user group, the intended use of the urinal, and building codes and regulations. The standard height for a urinal is 600mm from the floor to the rim. This height is suitable for most adults, but may not be ideal for all users.
For taller individuals, a urinal installed at a height of 760mm from the floor to the rim may be more comfortable. This height allows for more space between the user’s body and the urinal, reducing the risk of splashing and minimizing the need to crouch or lean forward. It is important to note, however, that installing a urinal at this height may not be suitable for children or individuals with disabilities.
For shorter individuals, a urinal installed at a lower height may be more appropriate.
Australian/New Zealand Standards for Urinal Installation
The Australian/New Zealand Standards require that at least one urinal in a public restroom be installed at a height between 400mm to 480mm from the floor to the rim to accommodate individuals with disabilities. This height also benefits children, who may have difficulty using a standard-height urinal.
Complying with Building Codes when Installing a Urinal
It is important to comply with building codes and regulations when determining the height at which a urinal should be installed. The International Plumbing Code (IPC) specifies that urinals should be installed at a height between 400mm and 600mm from the floor to the rim. It is important to consult with a licensed plumber or building inspector before installing a urinal on your premises.