Bathroom partitions are essential parts of public restrooms. Clients, customers, visitors, and employees are quick to judge a business or organization based on the quality of their furnishings – especially the stalls appointing the restroom. Fresh, clean partitions leave an excellent impression for any visitors of your community facilities.
Replace Deteriorating Bathroom Stalls
The total replacement of deteriorating bathroom stalls is frequently the best option when renovating a restroom. Occasionally, we work with customers interested in purchasing a mix of new hardware and replacement panels. While there are certain circumstances where this can work, in most cases, completely replacing stalls will yield the best result. The advantages of replacing all components at once are that all of the pieces will match – in material, color, texture, and other properties. Also, purchasing the necessary elements in bulk – as part of a partition system – will likely be cheaper than buying the same components ala carte.
Another consideration when discussing bathroom partitions should be how well they complement the look and feel of your restroom. Gone are the days of beige metal stalls. In the 21st century, we have a choice of finishes and materials. Cutting edge stainless steel is the top of the line. Unmatched in its luxury feel. SCRC, solid phenolic, and solid plastic slot in below stainless, providing a rainbow of exciting colors and a world of unique textures to accent your bathroom space. At the economy end of the spectrum, plastic laminates and powder coated steel offer affordable options for smaller budgets.
Other than sinks for handwashing and the commodes themselves, there are no more essential components to a public restroom than bathroom stalls.
Toilet partitions will always be an investment, but they needn’t be overly expensive. A reputable toilet partition retailer will offer a range of material and installation options: enough to suit any budget. On the low end, a retailer will provide a customer with the self-installation of powder-coated steel toilet partitions. As previously mentioned, powder-coated steel is the least expensive toilet partition material. When a consumer opts to self install their toilet partitions, the savings are significant, as no skilled labor is involved. Most DIYers who are comfortable with building materials, standard tools, and following written directions, can assemble powder coated steel toilet partitions. On the high end, retailers should offer customers a luxury toilet partition system furnished complete and installed. Because of the quality of the materials, fabrication, and installation, the cost is significantly higher.
Bathroom Partitions Are an Investment
Rather than choosing an inexpensive material with plans to replace your partitions shortly, consider a higher-end material and configuration. In most cases, purchasing a single partition system will always be cheaper than buying two. This fact is likely to be true even if the unique partition system is significantly more robust, and designed to last an extended amount of time.
Solid Plastic Bathroom Partitions
Heavily-used bathroom environments are perfect for HDPE solid plastic stalls or solid phenolic toilet partitions. The critical factor in these materials’ heavy-duty resilience is that they are both 100% waterproof. Both materials can be fully submerged in water, for days at a time, with no detrimental effects. Water impacts less durable, less expensive materials by causing rust (in the case of metals) or bloating/delamination (in the case of standard laminates.
Phenolic Bathroom Partitions
A bathroom finished with phenolic stalls can achieve a range of looks: from traditional to contemporary. Traditional looks are made using classic solid colors and time-honored wood grain patterns. Modern designs often contrast the design of the phenolic’s laminate with the design of the rest of the bathroom. Finely detailed patterns and abstract faux textures regularly grace the walls of contemporary bathrooms that use phenolic toilet partitions.
Bathroom Partition Laminates
Laminates appear in a variety of toilet partition products. On the high end, manufacturers coat solid phenolic toilet partitions with laminate. Manufacturers create the core from sheets of resin-impregnated kraft paper sheets. The layers and the laminate are bonded together under extreme heat and pressure.
Only the toilet itself may be more critical than toilet partitions in a public bathroom. They are vital for privacy and cosmetic appeal. Cosmetically appealing, private partitions don’t need to be expensive. Metal bathroom stalls are a popular option for budget-focused shoppers. Also referred to as “powder-coated steel bathroom stalls,” metal partitions are an excellent blend of durability and affordability. They are the lowest priced material available for bathroom stalls. However, when properly cared for, they can last many years. Proper care involves regular light cleaning with a mild soap solution, rinsing, and drying. Stall care also requires the owner to make sure that all fasteners are tight. Also, make sure that hinges, locks, and brackets are all functioning as intended.
Leading Bathroom Partition Materials
Significant time and money have gone into the research and design of modern toilet partitions. When properly installed and maintained, Even the least expensive options are engineered to provide years of use. For instance, a unique paper-based honeycomb fills the hollow areas of powder-coated steel toilet partitions. Manufacturers developed this innovative structural support after much testing as a way to increase rigidity and impact resistance. Additional benefits include sound deadening and low weight. It should come as no surprise that more sophisticated, more expensive toilet partition materials also undergo a range of development and testing before release to the public. For instance, the process used to meld resin-impregnated kraft paper and laminate into a piece of solid phenolic required an extended amount of testing to perfect.
Conclusion: Make your Bathroom Partition Project a Success
Skilled individuals across the country contribute to a successful bathroom partition project. Every step of the process involves extraordinary contributions to produce top of the line products. We can’t be sure about what the future holds for bathroom partitions. Without a doubt, popular finishes will change with time. Likewise, materials will evolve to last longer and demonstrate higher resiliency. Rest assured, that with proper care, the bathroom partitions sold today by Partition Plus will last years into the future.