Replacement Hardware, a Quick Upgrade

Photograph of toilet partitions, featuring hardware.

Partition Plus can supply replacement hardware parts for your existing toilet partition installation. Do you have stalls that look fine, but are operating poorly? If so, replacement hardware may help address your issues. In addition to resolving functional concerns, replacement hardware frequently helps improve the appearance of bathroom stalls. Take your partitions from tired to up-to-date in no time.

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High Privacy Partitions: Two Sides of the Story

Photograph of a private sign.

There is a predominant trend towards higher privacy toilet partitions. This trend is nothing new. For many years, end users complained about big gaps between doors and pilasters, as well as the height of panels off the floor. Slowly, builders and facility operators began purchasing bathroom stalls with no-sightline hardware and higher panels and doors (that reduce the potential for seeing above and below toilet stalls). An overseas privacy focus led to the emergence of a “European style” partition that is synonymous with increased privacy. Now matters have reached critical mass, and there is an expectation for heightened privacy of some sort on every partition project. But, there are two sides to this story. As with any choice, there are some (small) negatives associated with high privacy toilet partitions.

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With Bobrick, Soap Dispensing is Automagic!

With Bobrick, Soap Dispensing is Automagic!Automatic soap dispensers help patrons avoid contact with potentially contaminated bathroom surfaces. With growing concern about bathroom articles, such as hand dryers, harboring and spreading germs, restroom users are beginning to expect the touch-free operation of commodes, urinals, faucets, hand dryers, and automatic dispensing of soap, paper towels, and other consumables.

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Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best

Modified photograph of rusted partition and urinal.

The expression in week’s blog title should come as no surprise to any seasoned facility manager. After all, it applies exceptionally well to the case of outfitting and operating shared use spaces – especially public restrooms. We at Partition Plus have seen it demonstrated tens of dozens of times. It is an unfortunate reality that most human beings don’t treat shared resources as carefully as private resources. Accepting this is sometimes difficult, as we would all like to save the money, time, and worry associated with planning for others’ carelessness.

Assuming you accept this as truth, how should you respond? As it relates to bathroom planning and toilet partitions, the best course of action is to choose a more robust material when outfitting your restroom. Read on for an example and explanation.

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Looking for Wooden Stalls? Consider Phenolic or Laminate

Plastic laminate and phenolic stalls are a great alternative to expensive wood partitions. Laminate and phenolic are available in a range of imitation wood patterns. It is possible to stain wood in pine, oak, or walnut tones with relative ease. But achieving ebony, bamboo, or ash colorations could require significant amounts of time and money. Where laminate and phenolic are concerned, exotic wood finishes are typically no more expensive than standard colors.

An image showing several wood grain examples.

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Let’s Learn Locker Lingo, Lesson II

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First, we discussed basic terms associated with purchasing lockers. Those terms help us understand how individual storage compartments constitute tiers, that are part of frames, that are part of banks. TL;DR: “Lockers” are individual, lockable compartments with doors. Tiers describe the number of compartments stacked vertically within a frame. Frames are joined side-by-side to make up banks. And banks are typically assembled before being brought to the installation site and put in place. Locker Installations typically require multiple banks.

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Let’s Learn Locker Lingo

Line drawing of locker fronts set against multicolored background.

Whether it was 30 years ago in school, or earlier this week at the gym, almost everyone has used a commercial locker. You know the basic parts: the combination lock, the lift-to-open lever, the swinging door, and the hooks inside. But that is where your knowledge ends. And that is more than sufficient… for most locker users.

However, if you’re shopping for storage lockers for your organization or business (which may very well be the case, if you are reading this), knowing a bit more than the basics will be helpful. Lockers for students, athletes, employees, or business patrons share similar parts and designs. Keep reading for an explanation of those locker details, from the locker experts at Partition Plus.

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Don’t Let Locker Assembly Knock You Down

Partition Plus sells a variety of lockers. You have your choice of size, design, material, and other options. One of the options (for metal lockers) is to purchase them “knocked down”, rather than assembled. KD lockers, as they are sometimes known, arrive as kits that must be bolted together during installation. Read on for more about KD lockers.

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