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GROHE Special Fittings

When it comes to responsible use of water, GROHE can offer professional advice on suitable faucets with a clear, streamlined and functional design.

As the world’s leading sanitary brand, GROHE has a long track record in developing reliable faucets for public and commercial use. Whether at Disney World in Florida, the McLaren Technology Center, Aachen University Hospital or Istanbul Airport – GROHE’s high-quality faucets are installed all over the world.

The GROHE range is based on proven technologies that are adapted to the needs of different user groups, local conditions, ergonomic requirements, safety aspects and required levels of hygiene. Touchless control, self-closing faucets, thermostats and special single lever mixers offer specific advantages in individual applications.

Basic Requirements

The demands on faucets in public and commercial sanitary facilities are very complex. They must first and foremost meet various – often industry-specific – requirements with respect to hygiene, ergonomics and safety. Drinking water regulations, workplace guidelines and accident prevention regulations define these requirements. Facilities in the health sector, such as hospitals, surgeries, retirement and care homes etc., have particularly high standards, as well as food-processing businesses.

Value for money (initial investment + long-term operating costs), functionality and protection against vandalism and tampering are further considerations when choosing the right faucet. The convenience and benefits that the faucets provide in daily operation – such as the adjustment of flow rates, temperature ranges, automatic flushing programmes, thermal disinfection, etc. – should also be considered.

Functionality

Easy, intuitive operation is a key feature of high-quality faucets and helps to ensure user safety because the risk of incorrect operation is minimised. In public and commercial sanitary facilities, the functionality of a faucet must be adapted to the relevant user groups, their requirements, physical conditions and prior knowledge.

Safety

Designers, installers and operators can rely on GROHE when it comes to excellence in operational safety. For example, GROHE single-lever mixers have temperature limiters, but can also be expanded to include integrated or upstream thermostats.
GROHE CoolTouch

Hygiene

In medical facilities and food-processing businesses, hygiene is given top priority through the use of touchless faucets, for example. Protection of drinking water installations is also important, as stagnant water – and therefore the formation of legionellae, biofilms, etc. – must be prevented. Electronically controlled GROHE faucets can perform automatic flushing at
defined intervals. Electronic faucets can also perform thermal disinfection with minimal adjustment.

Protection against Vandalism

In public buildings in particular, faucets must be protected against tampering and deliberate destruction. To guarantee operation at all times and prevent intentional flooding, GROHE offers special solutions designed to prevent vandalism. Solutions include concealed functional elements, automatic shut-off of the water, rotation locks for faucets or the correct choice of material (e.g. stainless steel). Bright and well-lit sanitary facilities also make a key contribution to preventing vandalism by positively influencing the behaviour of users.