“What’s blocking? Why do I need it?”

Initially, toilet partitions might seem confusing. While we do our best to put customers at ease, this viewpoint is understandable. Despite being in the vast majority of restrooms, the general public rarely considers partitions …probably because they are practical necessities. They have no place in residential construction, so many DIYers and professional contractors are also unfamiliar with bathroom stalls. As with most products, toilet partitions come in many varieties. Understanding the differences and grasping the jargon can be a daunting task.

Toilet partitions are not complicated, however.

They serve a single central purpose: to provide reasonable amounts of privacy to an individual using a toilet. It is easy to tell an effective partition system apart from one badly designed, broken down, or poorly maintained. No specialized knowledge is required. After all, restroom partitions are a familiar sight with few moving parts. What you see is what you get! The concept of in-wall blocking typifies the “uncomplicated, but potentially confusing” nature of toilet partitions.

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Measurements & Drawings – What Do We Look For?

To provide an accurate quote, we need a few pieces of information about the bathroom where you plan to install the toilet partitions. Typically, we require the following:

  • Layout Style (and Position in the Room)
  • Number of Stalls
  • Overall Layout Width
  • Each Stall’s Width
  • Stall Depth
  • Door Swings

Also, we must know what material you’d like quoted and the street address where the materials will be delivered.

To shoppers unfamiliar with building materials – or inexperienced with measurement – this may seem daunting. In reality, the information is easily obtained and conveyed accurately. In this post, we’ll explain how to collect this information and how to send it to us. Read on to learn how simple the process is!

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Unleash the Beast with BeastWire Mesh Guarding

SpaceGuard Products – the manufacturer of the BeastWire mesh guarding system – promotes four main product lines under the brand: partitions, lockers, railing, and rack guards. Now you can read more about each solution without leaving the Partition Plus website. That’s right; we’ve updated our BeastWire product pages as part of our year-end content push!

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An Exciting Concept(a)

Rendered image showing the Hawa Concepta Pivot/Sliding Door Kit used to contain a kitchen pantry and cooking appliances.

We’ve recently expanded the Hawa sliding door hardware section of our website. Previously, visitors could learn about the most popular Hawa systems by reading technical information, browsing image galleries, and downloading PDF documents. Unfortunately, only the Junior series was available for purchase directly through our site. For customers to purchase other Hawa products – including the Concepta, Folding Concepta, Super series, and any accessories – a phone call or email was required. While we enjoy providing personal assistance with Hawa orders, we understand calls and emails are inconvenient for some customers.

With these new additions, shoppers can jump online, visit partitionplus.com, and quickly place an order for any of the following items: Hawa Concepta 25, Hawa Concepta 30, Hawa Concepta 40, Hawa Concepta 50, Hawa Folding Concepta 25, Concepta Door Pocket Kit, Concepta Back-to-Back Doors Pocket Kit, Concepta Folding Strengthening Profile, and Concepta Folding Bottom Profile.

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Name Game: Powder Coated, Baked Enamel, and Painted Steel

If you’re shopping for toilet partitions, you’ve likely read or heard the about “powder-coating,” “baked enamel,” and “painted steel.” For people outside the bathroom stall and building material industries, these terms often are unfamiliar. Furthermore, their usage is sometimes inconsistent across different manufacturers and retailers. And worst of all, having a slip of the tongue and accidentally misusing these bits of jargon is very easy.

We strive to make the toilet partition buying process straightforward and enjoyable. With that goal in mind, we’ve assembled this post for anyone confused by “powder-coating,” “baked enamel,” and “painted steel.” Continue reading for more information about these closely related phrases, and the meaningful distinctions between them.

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HDPE Against the World

Our strong relationships with several leading toilet partition manufacturers mean we can offer a wide variety of products at excellent prices. It also gives us the flexibility to accommodate tight timelines and special requests. In other words, we have options when addressing the challenges customers bring to us.

Many manufacturers choose a particular material or style as their focus while simultaneously producing other types of bathroom stalls. For instance, a firm may specialize in high privacy partitions but also make standard, powder-coated steel stalls. As you might expect, manufacturers support their areas of specialty with marketing and communication efforts.

We recently came across an article discussing the advantages of HDPE solid plastic when compared with phenolic and composite toilet partition materials. While a manufacturer specializing in high-density polyethylene wrote the report, an independent party conducted the testing and comparisons cited. We thought it would be interesting to present our interpretation of this ‘partition material showdown,’ given that we actively sell all three materials. Read on to see how HDPE compares to the rest of the pack.

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Toilet Partitions by the Numbers: Height

Panel height, door height, and height above finished floor.

“Door/Panel Height” and “Height Above Finished Floor” describe, in concrete terms, the level of privacy a toilet partition system provides. Generally speaking, a bathroom stall’s door and side panels will be the same height and have the same elevation above the finished floor. In certain privacy-oriented partition systems, panels can span the entire distance from the ceiling to the floor with no gaps. Standard stall panels, on the other hand, can be as short as 55″ tall, positioned 14″ above the finished floor. In the accompanying image, A is the panel height. B is the distance above the finished floor.

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Cleaning Toilet Partitions

Cleaning products for use with toilet partitions.

There are a variety of acceptable toilet partition cleaning methods. This strategy is practically universal:

  • Prepare a mixture of warm water and a mild all-purpose bathroom cleaner in a bucket or basin. Submerge a soft, absorbent cloth or soft sponge in the mix. Wring it out, so it is damp, not soaked. Then wipe the partition surfaces side-to-side, top to bottom. Tackle one panel, door, or pilaster at a time.
  • Avoid any cleaning solutions or cleaning tools that are abrasive or chemically harsh. Do not use wire brushes, fibrous sponges, steel wool, scouring pads, powdered cleansers, gritty creams, bleach, acids, toilet bowl cleaner, or scale remover.
  • Repeat the wiping process using clean, warm water and a fresh cloth or sponge. Primarily, this removes the loosened dirt and excess cleaner. This step also limits the build-up of cleaner residue.
  • Always dry partition surfaces. Some partition surfaces can corrode if exposed to moisture for prolonged periods. Almost any partition material, even waterproof polymers, could show water spotting and streaking if they are not thoroughly dried.

PRO TIP: Use a wet mop with a flat, cloth-covered head (mounted on a ball joint) to cleaning bathroom partitions. Use the mop in conjunction with a misting bottle to speed up the cleaning process. These tools make light work of cleaning hard-to-reach areas. Do not reuse a mop or mop cover previously used to clean floors. Also, avoid excess moisture.

To remove difficult stains while maintaining the finish and cosmetic appeal of the partitions, use an approach tailored to your bathroom stall material: powder-coated steel, plastic laminate, solid plastic, phenolic, composite, or stainless steel. Consult these material specific pages to identify the composition of your partitions. Then, follow the directions in this article.

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Toilet Partitions for Churches

Candles used in religious worship

Places of worship have unique needs when it comes to bathroom stalls and washroom accessories. Churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, and other religious facilities all need toilet partitions for their public bathrooms – like any other high-capacity, shared space. However, for many individuals, churches are distinctive facilities that are unlike any other building they regularly visit.

Because there are many different styles of religion, there are many forms of religious facilities. Some churches are small, while others are large. Religious structures can be austere, lavish, or anywhere in between. Both formal and informal houses of worship are popular with large portions of the United States population. Regardless of the details, the fact is that many faiths – established rites and new observances alike – require gathering space. Whatever the size, form, aesthetics, and ambiance of these physical locations, they will likely need public bathrooms. This requirement, of course, necessitates toilet partitions. As a leading online source for bathroom stalls, Partition Plus is glad to supply – and, in some cases, install – a partition system in any place of worship.

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Amazing Deal on ASI Automatic Soap Dispenser 20365

Sale on ASI 20365 Foam Soap Dispenser

Could your facility’s bathroom use an automatic soap dispenser? Well then, take a look at this great deal!

As part of ongoing construction here at the Partition Plus offices, we’ve been cleaning-house. Our organizing uncovered several pallets of ASI soap dispensers. Aiming to liquidate this stockpile, we’re offering ASI’s Roval Automatic Foam Soap Dispenser 20365 at a deep discount. To sweeten the deal, we’re giving you the soap and batteries necessary to get the unit up-and-running.

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