Planet Fitness’ sustainable restroom solution
Fixtures deliver sustainable, hygienic and aesthetic additions to restrooms.
With the goal of creating a workout environment where everyone feels both accepted and respected, Planet Fitness facilities are a Judgement Free Zone. Planet Fitness in Palmdale, California, is no exception, ensuring that its facilities are both clean and welcoming.
By setting that type of lofty standard, members come to expect a clean, sophisticated look and feel across all aspects of the gym. Yet, prior to the Palmdale location’s grand opening in August of 2017, members at the previous location were experiencing excess water left on the countertops and floors from previous users. This was due to the sink being several feet away from the hand dryer — causing unnecessary water spills — in addition to shallow sink design.
After specifying Sloan’s AER-DEC integrated sink system, not only did Planet Fitness eliminate the problem of its restrooms appearing unkempt due to excess water on countertops and floors, but it also added a level of elegance to the location’s washrooms.
“We’re pleased with the presence of Sloan fixtures in our restrooms,” said Dave Koren, Planet Fitness operating and managing partner. “The sink system solved an existing problem for both our valued members and maintenance staff, and has played a big part of the Palmdale location’s success in just its first year of operation.”
Sinks that raise the bar
The efficient sink system features a sink basin, faucet, soap dispenser and hand dryer that work together all within arm’s reach in one comprehensive design.
This strategic functionality keeps water inside the integrated sink system, instead of it splashing across countertops and even onto the floor — all while featuring touch-free units to promote proper hygiene practices for Planet Fitness hand-washers.
Water efficient combos
Not only are these models easy to specify and order, but they also provide excellent water savings using 0.125 gpf on the urinals and 1.28 gpf for the closets to comply with WaterSense requirements.
The Royal ESS flushometers also feature no-touch flushing with Optima sensing technology for maximum hygienic benefits.
An effective combination, these urinal, water closet and flushometer products place less of a burden on the gym’s maintenance staff, while also standing up to the high volume use that comes along with the Palmdale location’s 2,500 daily guests.
Judgement free fixtures
After a grueling workout, Planet Fitness users have come to expect quality restroom fixtures in the facility’s restrooms.
In addition to installing the new sinks, Planet Fitness specified Sloan’s fixture combination packages for its closets and urinals. These combinations are comprised of the durable SU-7009 small urinal and ST-2459 wall hung water closet with the top-rated Royal 186 ESS flushometers for urinals and Royal 111 ESS flushometers for water closets.
By specifying these products together, Planet Fitness was assured the overall system would perform since both were designed and tested by Sloan in one convenient package.