Friday Funny: Is Your Potty Peerless? Is Your Washroom Wonderful?

If so, it's time to get your public restroom the recognition it deserves as Cintas opens nominations for its 18th annual America’s Best Restroom Contest.

Does your facility have a public restroom that puts all others to shame? Do you know of a can no other can beat?

If you love that lavatory, now’s the time to act because this year’s search for stellar stalls has begun!

public restroomsCintas Corporation is now accepting nominations for its 18th annual America’s Best Restroom® contest. Open to any non-residential restroom in the U.S. that is accessible to the public, you can submit your favorite restroom now through July 12. Along with being recognized as a first-rate public restroom, the winner will receive $2,500 in facility services or restroom cleaning from Cintas.

“There’s nothing worse than visiting a public restroom where the hygiene is questionable and the decor is less than delightful, so we’re looking for first-rate facilities that are not only clean and functional, but decked out in design features too,” said Sean Mulcahey, Marketing Manager, Cintas. “Good or bad, restrooms can have a real impact on a business’ bottom line. This contest recognizes businesses that understand the crucial role clean and innovative restrooms play in the overall customer experience.”

Nominations will be judged on five criteria: cleanliness, visual appeal, innovation, functionality, and unique design elements. Ten finalists will be announced in August of 2019, and the public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist.

Manatees, otters, alligators – oh my! The restrooms at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge — last year’s America’s Best Restroom winner — come to life with underwater scenery.

Last year, the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge took home the top toilet prize for its wild restrooms that feature tarpon, otter, osprey, and sea turtle sculptures, providing an underwater wildlife illusion. These “Learning Lavatories” dazzle with close-up professional bird photos that wrap stall doors, but also educate along the walk with interpretive messaging about the wildlife and saving the environment.

“We take great pride in being named America’s Best Restroom and the national recognition our national wildlife refuge received thanks to the contest,” said Toni Westland, Supervisor Refuge Ranger, J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. “We’re grateful to Cintas for hosting a contest that recognizes the extra effort we put into making our restrooms educational and memorable.”

For contest updates, fun facts and restroom trivia, follow America’s Best Restroom on Twitter and Facebook.