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Quality Toilet Partitions System Sales Online Best Phenolic Lockers Suppliers, HPL Boards Manufacturers, Compact Laminate Panels Exporter

Quality Toilet Partitions System Sales Online Best Phenolic Lockers Suppliers, HPL Boards Manufacturers, Compact Laminate Panels Exporter

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A toilet partition is the enclosure that surrounds most toilets in public bathrooms. It’s function is to provide privacy for the person using the bathroom stall. They can come in many different types and configurations, not to mention materials. In this blog post we will provide a breakdown of the different types, materials, configurations available both popular and unpopular. You’ve asked for what is a bathroom stall and we’re here to bring that to you! Read more below to learn about our bathroom stall definition.

Types:

Standard: This is the kind you normally see in the United States, with a 12″ gap at the bottom and sightlines at the door edge.

European: These are basically little rooms, with a much smaller gap at the bottom ( for wheelchair foot movement ) but no sightline gaps at all. Most times the Bathroom Partitions connect to the ceiling however they don’t always, when they don’t they are much higher than standard US partitions.

Single use rooms: These are completely enclosed rooms, with no gaps or sightlines, however where you will see these most commonly are in one toilet restrooms where it’s more like a bathroom in your home than a public restroom.

Configurations: The configurations for each type of bathroom can vary as well. Mainly dependent on how much traffic the restroom will receive. Smaller restrooms normally have 3 toilet stalls ( 2 standard and 1 handicap ) and if it’s a men’s room will contain 1 or 2 urinals. However they can go up to 15 stalls on each side of the door ( for a high school football restroom ) it’s all related to how much traffic that specific restroom plans on having currently and in the future. Some for big venues like NASCAR Raceways have seen configurations of 66 stalls in one room. Yes, you heard that right, 66 toilet stalls in one restroom!

Bathroom partition material has come a long way, from the wooden structures, brick, glass, powder coated steel and solid plastic. The newer types of Toilet Partitions are more durable, waterproof in some cases and have more ability to customize for various locations.

Powder Coated Steel: These have a finish that never rusts or fades, the finish is a powder that sticks to the metal in a process called electrostatic and is cured under a heat source. Each piece contains welded corner seams and sturdy panels.

High Pressure Laminate: These are sandwiched pieces of particle board bonded with resin and pressure ( around 1,000 lbs. per square inch ).

Solid Plastic ( HDPE ): First of all, HDPE is non-porous. That means not only does it not absorb odor, but they are impenetrable to moisture. Panels that never peel or get mold and mildew, resulting in a cleaner, healthier bathroom environment.

Stainless Steel: Made from 91% recycled materials and comes with a #4 brushed finish that provides a smooth, enviable appearance for any facility it resides in. Additional finishes can be applied to the Restroom Partitions for enhanced damage resistance, including embossed and hybrid options.

Solid Phenolic: These stalls are made from layers of Kraft paper that have been infused with resin under intense pressure. The resulting plastic panel is incredibly strong, yet still lightweight, and they are built to last a very long time.

Glass: These partitions are seen on rare occasions and are often more commonly found overseas. They normally have a frosted glass finish to provide an extra layer of privacy and are more popularly accompanied by stainless steel bracing and hardware.

Wooden: While an older tried and true solution wooden toilet partitions aren’t the norm any longer. Due to their issues with moisture, fading and the fact they need to be either repainted or finished yearly, they’ve been replaced for the most part by longer lasting more economical solutions.

Designing a facility and choosing the right materials is never an easy process. There are a lot of factors to be considered before ultimately deciding on the materials. This is especially important when it comes to choosing your facility's lockers and storage compartments. Choosing the wrong material can be costly due to the poor quality or the overall weakness of the material.

Here are five different types of locker materials and how they compare.

Metal Lockers
Metal Lockers, or more specifically, cold-rolled steel, have been the standard for high schools for generations. They're easily paintable to choose the optimal color for your facility's décor, and they're strong and reliable. But while metal lockers are widely popular and very common, it doesn't mean that they're the best choice for your facility.

The sad truth is that metal lockers appear to be a great option on the surface. However, down the road, they can be a costly choice. The metal can easily dent and scratch, and if located near a water source, they can even rust. The maintenance alone can outweigh the cost of the lockers. Not to mention, the sound of these lockers opening and closing isn't the easiest on the ears.

Phenolic Lockers
Phenolic plastic lockers have proven to have their advantages when put to the test against metal in that they're a little more durable and easier to clean. However, most phenolic plastic features a kraft paper core that's susceptible to mold growth. Once the interior is compromised, a costly replacement is required.

Wood Lockers
Nothing beats the rustic aesthetic of wood. This material has been utilized for centuries and is still widely used today. But when it comes to locker materials, wood doesn't rank high on the list of quality. Of course, wood has its classic appearance, but unfortunately, man-made products outweigh wood in durability. Wood can chip, or worse, become water logged. In order to prevent the wear and tear, it's best to avoid wood altogether when it comes to locker materials.

Compact Laminate Lockers
Laminate is one of the stronger materials in this list because it's proven itself to be more durable than metal and wood. It doesn't dent like metal or become water logged like wood. However, depending on their location, it can delaminate and become susceptible to a variety of wear and tear. In that case, maintenance and repairs can become costly.

HDPE Plastic Lockers
HDPE (high-density polyethylene) is a solid plastic that's highly durable. It's impact-, dent-, scratch-, and graffiti-resistant. Due to the solid plastic construction, it can even resist mold growth. Another huge item in the pros column is that this material features a homogenous color that doesn't require any repainting, making this one of the more sustainable and low-maintenance materials available.

The choice of locker materials in your facility is entirely your call. However, you know the benefits and drawbacks of each of these materials, so make your choice wisely.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of choosing HDPE lockers? Check out this free eBook, The Ultimate Guide to HDPE Plastic Lockers, courtesy of Scranton Products.