Toilet for disabled – maneuvering space

Dimensions between places, the space between individual elements seems to play a key role in a project of such a a vital space as a toilet for disabled .

Bathroom adapted for people with disabilities should provide access by wheelchair to all available devices. A standard maneuver space in a toilet for disabled is 150 x 150 cm.

Apartment in a design phase, when certain decisions are possible is undoubtedly easier to arrange for a person with a disability than in the case of existing rooms. Adaptation of existing spaces to a bathroom for a disabled person often requires significant changes – a demolition of walls, enlargement of a door opening, changes in plumbing, electrical wires, etc. A bathroom often must be enlarged using space of other areas. When the existing toilet and bathroom are separate, it is often a good idea to combine them in one space, which gives us more space.

Practical tips:

  • Eine Toilette für Menschen mit Behinderung Menschen kann oft begrenzte Ausmaße haben. Man sollte jedoch immer bedenken, dass die wichtigste Anforderung beim Entwurf des Badezimmers ist, einen Freiraum zwischen den installierten sanitären Ein-richtungen einzuplanen. Dieser sollte mindestens 150×150 cm groß sein – er sollte vor dem Waschbecken, der Toilette und der Dusche zur Verfügung stehen.
  • Sometimest a toilet and a bathroom are separated. In this situation, consider combining them. This will allow for more efficient use of available space.
  • Remember that, besides the main maneuvering space, free from sanitary devices, maneuvering areas are established to allow free access to these devices. Each zone should have the dimension of 150 x 150 cm. The particular spaces can overlap each other.
  • A floor in a bathroom, whether it is terracotta, natural stone or waterproofed wood, should be non-slip. It is recommended to use non-slip tiles with tread or rough texture. Avoid glazed floor with gloss or semi-gloss.