Beautiful Architectural Toilet Grates

Although most people do not give too much of a second thought to the toilet grates used in modern days, the fantastic truth is plumbing existed as early as the 2700 BC in the civilisations of the Indus Valley, amongst the ancients, the Romans are most likely the ones to have improved the usage plumbing system and toilet. The Romans are crazily obsessed with baths and aqueducts and because of this, plumbing became a profession then, the Roman word for the ancient plumber was “plumbarius”.

Unlike our present world, indoor plumbing (think toilet) was accessible only by the wealthiest throughout the Roman times. Water streamed under the latrines then and brought the waste into a giant sewage system which was constantly being enhanced throughout Roman times.

Back in those ancient days, the primary drain channel was so huge then if it were dry, a chariot with 4 horses could travel along the drain channels. The ancient Romans develop public latrines and networks of sewage pipelines and drains to get rid of sewage out of the streets of the cities into the rivers. At that time the Roman Empire had big public toilets that house lots of individuals at the same time.

The sewage system was so important to the Romans that there was a goddess named “Cloacina” being worshipped in the hope of the continous functioning of the sewerage system– this shows how essential the sewage system was to the Romans then. The Roman had actually dedicated city authorities committed to the management of the drain system to guarantee it’s correct guidance and upkeep, this was a relatively crucial government position and numerous competed to administer over it.

Jonite Architectural Toilet Grates

In today’s world, the toilet continues to play an important role in our lives, more than just serving a sanitation function, Jonite believes we can transform the entire landscape of the toilet. More than merely toilet drain covers, we think of our toilet gratings as a culmination of ancient history and modern technology. Using contemporary designs and natural stone textures, Jonite toilet grates (grating covers) totally redefined the way public toilets are seen. Our toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to drain excess and waste water from toilets.

Used in urinals, cubicles and even wash basins, Jonite toilet grates performs and provides highly appealing aesthetics. Our toilet gratings have rounded curve profiles and our matte stone textures provide slip resistance. Jonite trench drain gratings are easy to maintain with the need for any acid wash and have low water absorption.

As one of our core values, Jonite is committed to the environment by producing green and sustainable gratings. Our primary aim is to ensure longevity and quality of our toilet drain covers through energy-saving and resource-conserving production. We believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the environment and keep it for our future generations. Through the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building certification programme, the U.S. Green Building Council is transforming the built environment. As a member of the USGBC and with the usage of recycled content, Jonite toilet grates contribute toward satisfying MR Credit 4: Recycled Content under LEED®. The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green building in the U.S.A.

Green Architecture

Green architecture, philosophy of architecture that advocates sustainable energy sources, the preservation of energy, the reuse and safety of building structure materials, and the siting of a building with consideration of its effect on the environment.

In the early 21st century the building structure of shelter (in all its forms) consumed over half of the world’s resources– translating into 16 percent of the Earth’s freshwater resources, 30– 40 percent of all energy supplies, and 50 percent by weight of all the raw materials withdrawn from Earth’s surface area. Architecture was also responsible for 40– 50 percent of waste deposits in garbage dumps and 20– 30 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

Numerous architects after the post-World War II building boom were content to erect emblematic civic and corporate icons that commemorated profligate consumption and omnivorous globalization. At the turn of the 21st century, nevertheless, a building structure’s ecological integrity– as seen in the way it was developed and how it operated– became a crucial factor in how it was examined.

By the mid-1980s and continuing through the ’90s, the variety of ecological advocacy societies significantly broadened; groups such as Greenpeace, Environmental Action, the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and the Nature Conservancy all experienced burgeoning subscriptions. For architects and contractors a significant turning point was the solution in 1994 of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements, established and administered by the U.S. Green Building Council. These standards offered measurable requirements for the design and building and construction of environmentally responsible structures.