The GROHE Rapid SL flush system has been recognised by the Quiet Mark scheme for a second year running. The flush and cistern refill was tested by Quiet Mark whose key mission is to drive awareness, and support the reduction of noise-related issues.
GROHE has renewed the Quiet Mark on its Rapid SL WC flush system, retaining its position as the only cistern in the industry to have the sought after mark of approval. GROHE’s innovative Whisper® quiet water technology delivers extremely quiet acoustics – just 21dB, compared with the average flush noise of 75 dB.
According to a survey commissioned by Defra and Quiet House*, 76 per cent of the UK population feels that the quality of their home life is affected by noise, with this impacting on health factors such as sleep disruption. Respondents confirmed they had been woken up, kept awake, or changed the time they went to bed or got up because of noise levels, with 47 per cent claiming it is noise from within the home that causes the disruption. Thanks to the Rapid SL’s decoupled pipe supports, there is no sound transfer to the structure of the building when the water is released from the cistern to the bowl. This allows the WC to be located in the most convenient location without fear of disturbing others: perfect for quiet middle of the night toilet trips.
Michael Gray, GROHE UK Product Manager, said: “Our Rapid SL quiet systems ensures noise disturbances in the bathroom are kept to a minimum. The system is particularly useful for an en-suite- you can locate the WC where you want without worrying that it will disturb anyone”.
Quiet Mark is uniquely positioned to work with brands, consumers and Government to drive awareness, and support the reduction of noise-related issues. The distinctive purple Quiet Mark symbol is awarded following rigorous testing and approval from accredited acoustic experts.
GROHE’s Rapid SL system allows you to create a streamlined contemporary bathroom thanks to its concealed installation and flushing systems. Available in three different installation heights, each frame comes pre-assembled with sanitary ware fixings and is subject to stringent testing – the WC frames are tested to hold 400kg. The Rapid SL also comes with a range of clever features including odour extraction and a GROHE Fresh hygienic flushing system to disinfect your WC.
*Quiet House research in partnership with Defra – 2013. Sample – 2,000 questionnaires answered by visitors to the Quiet House at the Ideal Home Show 2013.