ADA restroom floor plans for handicapped bathrooms must
provide physically challenged persons with full accessibility to all commercial
washroom fixtures and accessories.
The size of the restroom plays a significant role in configuring these
fixtures. Also, certain distances
from the floor, and from the wall, are mandated for accessibility by persons in
Locker Supply will work with architects and building facility managers to ensure
that all fixtures sold for a particular project comply with specification
pursuant to ADA regulations. When
necessary, we will also help recommend the configuration of multiple fixture
types to assist in the build out of a restroom that is fully amenable to users
Fixture types may vary widely based upon the size of the
restroom. The nature of the
facility also plays a role in what types of fixtures and accessories are
installed to accommodate users.
Even so, there are some types of equipment, and certain configurations of
that equipment, that are common to all ADA restroom floor plans for handicapped
Among the most important of these commercial
washroom accessories are grab bars.
Grab bars help a person maintain balance and prevent falls when the
individual transfers from the wheelchair to the toilet and from the toilet back
to the wheelchair.
Regulations mandate that grab bars measure a
minimum of 1 and one quarter inch to 2 and three eights inch in diameter, and
that the centerline of the grab bar be mounted to 33 inches to 36 inches above
the floor. ADA restroom
floor plans for handicapped bathrooms also require at least one grab bar to
measure 36 inches in length and be no more than 12 inches from the back wall.
The minimum length for the side of the toilet is 42". Grab bars must be able to handle more
than 250 pounds of lift force.
There must also be a grab bar measuring at least 36 inches that is
located along the back wall and no more than 6 inches from the partition closest
to the toilet. Architects are urged
to check with municipalities to see if any additional, local regulations
steel toilets are not mandated, XPB Locker recommends stainless fixtures for
accessible restrooms. Regulations
do mandate that toilet seats measure at least 17 inches to 19 inches from the
floor, depending on the size of the stall.
Toilets must be offset along the back wall, with the centerline of the
fixture measuring 18 inches from the closest partition.
restroom floor plans for handicapped bathroom new constructions also require all
stalls to have doors that swing outward from the compartment, and that these
doors be no more than 4 inches diagonal to the toilet corner. There are
In regard to lavatory systems, regulations state that
leg clearance for all hand washing systems start at the wall. For even greater convenience, however,
new designs have made it not only possible for physically challenged persons to
access water and soap, but to also use lavatories with the same comfort and ease
as people who are able to stand.
wave design lavatory decks and capacitance sensing faucets are just two of the
latest technologies available to architects developing ADA restroom floor plans
for handicapped bathrooms.
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