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Inside Three of America's 'Best', Most Creative Bathrooms

For the 12th year in a row, Cintas, a bathroom-supply company based in Cincinnati, has unleashed upon the masses its "America's Best Bathroom" contest, pitting 10 finalists against each other in order to determine—as they say—the "King of the Throne." This year's contenders include a Pac-Man restroom (above) at the Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade in Portland, Ore., the bathroom at the Alex Madonna Gold Rush Steak House, in San Louis Obispo, Calif. (below), which has a "carved-wooded stall doors adorned with tufted pink leather, an antiqued gold distressed-finished mirror, a dazzling ceiling chandelier, marble countertops, and pink embossed wallpaper with a gold leaf finish," according to a press release, and an array of tiled lavatories (bottom) in the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisc. (As Cintas' contest focuses exclusively on public bathrooms, the Louis Vuitton-themed bathroom and the ultimate Spiderman bathroom, both interior design experiments in private homes, were not qualified.) Check out all of the finalists on the official voting page; polls are open through Oct. 31.

· Cintas' America's Best Bathroom Contest [official site]
· All Bathrooms coverage [Curbed National]