Vote for Tampa International Airport in 12th Annual Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest

11:39 AM, Sep 5, 2013   |    comments
TIA's renovated restrooms are shown in this image from the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority.
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Tampa, Florida -- Tampa International Airport announced the good news on Twitter Thursday it has been named a finalist in 12th Annual Cintas' America's Best Restroom Contest -- but they need your help to win!

According to Cintas, before blessing the budget to renovate Tampa International's main terminal CEO Joe Lopano wisely noted that his airport restroom facilities "reflect the level of customer service provided by the business and it is something that people remember, for better or worse, so always make sure it's better".

RELATED: Tampa Airport's snazzy new look starts in restrooms
PHOTOS: TIA Upgrades

The 20 restrooms were renovated to feature automated, hands-free conveniences that exude a sanitary and modern feel. The focal point of each restroom is the full-wall graphic glass mural with a different image in each restroom. The murals were created from photographic prints that are floating between 2 panes of glass and were selected to depict scenery, animals and plant life all native to the state of Florida.

In addition to cosmetic improvements, TIA also incorporated eco-friendly features including airblade hand dryers, LED lighting fixtures and low-flow toilets and urinals.

SEE ALSO: $2.5 billion master plan for TIA

Now, that TIA is among the 10 finalists, it's up to the public to cast their votes for their favorite.

CLICK HERE to vote now through Oct. 31.

The other 9 finalists are:

* Viracocha: A vintage clothing, antique furniture and unique collectibles store in San Francisco, California.

* Alex Madonna Gold Rush Steak House in San Luis Obispo, California

* Sloan's Ice Cream in West Palm Beach, Florida

* Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota

* Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey

* Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade in Portland Oregon

* Public Glass Bathrooms on the Square in Sulphur Springs, Texas

* John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin

The winner will be announced in late fall.

MORE: TIA named among world's 'most loved' airports

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