Why are Toilets, Sinks and Urinals Made of Porcelain?

Why are Toilets, Sinks and Urinals Made of Porcelain?

Why are Toilets, Sinks and Urinals Made of Porcelain?  

Guest Blog by John Tarr

 

Have you wondered that yourself? Not only are our personal toilets and sinks in our bathrooms in our homes made of porcelain but so are most public restrooms.

We have been sitting on the same type of toilet thrones for centuries. Is there not something different that could do the same job in our modern times?

Nope!

These bathroom fixtures need to be sturdy, waterproof, and in the case of a toilet and urinal, designed to be a flushing engine.

They are very efficient waste removers and there is a lot of intricate engineering behind your behind.

Vitreous china toilets (what we call porcelain) are made from clay and water. It’s a fairly inexpensive manufacturing process, which includes being poured into a mold, finished, glazed, and then sent through a kiln.

We use plastic on the seat cover on the toilet, but plastic is not durable enough to have it in the main role. Porcelain will not break under the weight of a hard landing.

Stainless steel toilets, like you see in jail, are very strong but are sensitive to temperature.

You do not want to sit on one when it is cold. Porcelain, not so much. Plus, they did not want to use something like porcelain that could be shattered and then the pieces used as a weapon in a penitentiary.

Rachel Swaby on her blog said: “Porcelain is a champ of shrugging off water. It may sound simple, but a porous material will allow liquid and bacteria in, so being impervious to both is important in a structure that’s main job is to deal with waste. The key to keeping water out, is in the porcelain glaze. After the toilet is coated, it’s fired in a kiln. Unlike, say, grout in a shower, which takes on both water and bacteria, the glaze stops bacteria at the toilet’s surface.”

A defective toilet is a bad thing no matter where you are when you need one.

In public restrooms it can be particularly annoying and unsightly so that is why Team JaniWrap invented and sells temporary out-of-order covers that can be used until the fixture can be fixed.

They are beautiful, do not take away from the overall appearance of the restroom, and are easy to apply.

People ask Team JaniWrap all the time: “Can you tell me why your temporary covers adhere so well to porcelain restroom fixtures?”

I always tell them: “It’s a proprietary blend of adhesives designed for instant tack, long adhesion, and clean release.”

Go here to find out more about our Temporary Out-of-order Covers

Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing

Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing

Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing 

It’s with pleasure that JaniWrap offers a new vinyl sticker that notifies visitors that a restroom fixture has been removed from service to aid in physical distancing in accordance with CDC recommendations.

Not all stickers are created equal.  Some are especially annoying and require a blowtorch, soap and razor knife to remove – like discount store price tags! These oversized yet discerning labels are made to be easily removed without leaving any adhesive behind – they can even be reused.  

JaniWrap Out of Order Fixture Covers are best in class – in fact, we invented the class. 

However, there are circumstances where a cover may be overkill and/or detract from the surrounding aesthetics (think sinks and drinking fountains) and a Not In Service Due To Social Distancing sticker may be the preferred method of removing a wash basin or water filling station from service.

These versatile decals are also effective on toilet stall doors, vending machines, and workstations just to name a few. 

They are large but not too large at 2.6 x 6 inches and the pewter gray color with white lettering displays beautifully in most environments.  

Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing
Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing
Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing
Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing

They come 4 stickers per sheet and are value priced.  We’re so excited about these stickers that we’ve been including a complimentary sheet of them with every JaniWrap order – we just want everyone to have these in their COVID-19 tool chest so they are immediately available for use when the need arises.

Now that you know all about the wonderful characteristics of JaniWrap Not In Service Due To Social Distancing labels and where they can be used, we want to leave you with a good solution to removing those irritating labels glued on like they actually hold the product together: How To Remove Those Annoying Price Stickers In One Quick Peel.

Stay safe, be healthy, help others, and spread the love in a world needing its joy…  

“Don’t hand out compliments like $100 bills – they’re free and they’re worth more!”

Out of Order Labels for Social Distancing

JaniWrap Out of Order Urinal Covers. 

Keeping Restrooms Beautiful.

We ensure your restrooms appearance is not compromised when a urinal or toilet needs to be removed from service.

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Our finished Out-of-order Wrap Product on Both a Urinal and a Toilet 

NOW ON A PERFORATED ROLL!

 

Beautiful & Effective

 

The Best Solution … PERIOD!

How-to Step by Step Application

30 JaniWrap Covers per Roll

 

Keeps restrooms looking beautiful.

 

Same great material now on a perforated roll.

 

JaniWrap Kit Comes With Everything You Need

 

  • 2 extra Not In Service Labels

  • Stores on janitorial & maintenance carts

  • JW Covers are 20″ x 30″ Fits All Fixtures

  • Comes in a sturdy 4″ storage  tube

  • Choice of Facilities

  • Professionals

A Complete JaniWrap Kit

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Go here to find out more information on our Products at JaniWrap or Place an Order. 

 

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Social Distancing Labels

JaniWrap Out of Order Urinal Covers. 

Keeping Restrooms Beautiful.

We ensure your restrooms appearance is not compromised when a urinal or toilet needs to be removed from service.

JaniWrap Website Design by Best Website Solutions 

Why Toilets?

Why Toilets?

Why Toilets?

Why Toilets?

The importance of global sanitation and toilets cannot be overemphasized. For this reason, it is JaniWrap’s  privilege to help illuminate these issues. Article curated from the World Toilet Organization.

 

We use them every day – at home, school, work, restaurants, shopping malls – yet we seldom talk about them. The silence around the issue of toilets and sanitation has deadly consequences.

At current rates of progress, the UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for sanitation remains the most off-track of all, leaving one-third of the world’s population without access to improved sanitation.

Sanitation is a basic human right yet slow and insufficient progress leaves billions around the world prone to illness, poverty and abuse.

Despite compelling evidence that shows the benefits and great returns of investing in sanitation, it continues to be an ‘unglamorous’ subject for many policy-makers. The area of water (an equally important subject), on the other hand, receives more funding and attention on the global development agenda.

This needs to change.

Around one billion people in our world today face the indignity of defecating in the open. A lack of clean and safe toilets at schools leads to higher dropout among girls once they reach puberty.

Diarrhoeal diseases – a direct consequence of poor sanitation – kill more children every year than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

Clean and safe toilets are prerequisites for health, dignity, privacy and education. The World Toilet Organization was established with the aim to break the taboo around toilets and the sanitation crisis.

Since 2001, we have lobbied governments, public and private sector stakeholders and the international community to prioritize sanitation in the development agenda.

Through our initiatives – World Toilet Day, World Toilet Summit, World Toilet College and SaniShop – we continue to mobilise an international network of partners, supporters, donors, governments and international organisations to advocate for effective sanitation policies to ensure health, dignity and well-being for everyone, everywhere.

We make temporary out-of-order covers for urinals & toilets in public restrooms, to find out more JaniWrap Products. 

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Social Distancing Labels

Why Toilets?

JaniWrap Out of Order Urinal Covers. 

Keeping Restrooms Beautiful.

We ensure your restrooms appearance is not compromised when a urinal or toilet needs to be removed from service.

JaniWrap Website Design by Best Website Solutions 

What Is JaniWrap and Why Should You Care?

There Is A Better Way

There Is A Better Way

 What Is JaniWrap and Why Should You Care?

The last time I was out at the movies and visited the restroom a large black bag was covering one of the urinals… a big ugly element in an otherwise well designed space.

How many times have you been to an establishment where this type of response to an out of order toilet or urinal almost overshadowed what you were there for in the first place?

This happens thousands of times a day all over the world – just ask anyone about their biggest pet peeve about restroom care and this topic is always near the top.  We invite people to our buildings for business, we spend huge amounts of money in advertising to get customers in the door, and we educate our staff to be super friendly and helpful so why leave to chance the appearance of the most visited room in the building?

JaniWrap beautifully solves the problem of what to do when a toilet, urinal or even a sink malfunctions and requires removal from service.  Whether this is for an hour, day or longer, JaniWrap stays  cleanly in-place and does not distract from the beauty of the restroom environment.

Keep it beautiful.

Steve

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Beautiful and Effective Urinal Covers

Beautiful and Effective Urinal Covers

From  the invention of the public restroom we’ve been left to our own devices when faced with the challenge of removing a fixture from service  – and we all know this has produced wide and varied results.

     For the conscientious custodian or maintenance tech it may be a type written out of order  sign  taped to a urinal, toilet or stall door.

     For the harried worker it could be a scribbled message on a hand towel or the popular old standby – placing a trash bag over the fixture.   

JaniWrap provides a better solution.  When a urinal or toilet needs to be temporarily removed from service JaniWrap is the most effective and beautiful notification system ever devised.

Keep it beautiful.

Steve