Design solutions for commercial shower stalls include no-site partitions built for complete privacy on all sides of the stall. Individual shower compartments can be built for each user regardless of the nature of the shower fixtures used. With group showers, individual partition panels are placed between each shower head to create private enclosures. With individual showers, partition panels are placed around the shower assembly. Clients can further increase user privacy by ordering doors for these stalls, or they can save on costs by installing shower curtains across the front.
In elementary schools, shower fixtures can be installed at 5’6”. While some schools feel that showers without partitions allow for better supervision, school district representatives should be contacted on the appropriate level of privacy, particularly in girls’ restrooms. Maintenance options include water metering and automatic shutoff to prevent students from playing in the water. Vandal resistant partitions and fixtures are available within school budgets.
Commercial shower stalls can be customized to fit the parameters of student housing floor plans and user privacy requirements. Visual aesthetics can be balanced with durability and vandal resistance within the budget of institutions. Chrome plated brass shower heads feature exceptional usage life. In higher education, water conserving shower heads that regulate flow control at 2.5 gallons are recommended. Metering valves, temperature controls, and water flow restricting mechanisms can limit user preference and comfort and should not be used in college or university housing showers.
Creating a personalized space for users should be the top priority when designing shower facilities for club members. Geriatric considerations should also factor into design when building a facility for retirees. XPB Locker can assist with the development of generously sized shower stalls that will provide full comfort, privacy, and any special amenities for users, such as shower seats. Shower heads with thermostatic valves are recommended in order to keep temperature consistent and to avoid scalding.
Recreational facilities can include stadiums, theme parks, natatoriums, and civic center sports centers. Showers here need to accommodate all age groups. Commercial shower stalls can be fitted with shower heads installed at varying heights. Privacy may be of less concern in locker rooms for athletic teams, so budgets can be spared considerably in this respect. Aesthetics in public restrooms can also be accommodated with varying partitions materials that are both durable and attractive. Water conservation can be managed with options such as 2.5 GMP or electronic control valves with automatic shut off. In stadiums and athletic municipal centers, we recommend avoid metering valves or other water flow restrictive options. Athletic facilities should also have showers with independent temperature controls.
Most employees prefer commercial shower stalls that are completely private. Individual panel showers are typically the best option for industrial environments, not only for this reason, but also because space limitations may require showers to be built in restrooms that may not have the wall space to accommodate larger group shower assemblies. Panelon® individual showers are also recommended for open shower room applications. Single-handled pressure-balancing valves can reduce valve servicing costs for low-maintenance, long-term durability. No-site partitions with doors are recommended to accommodate user privacy expectations.
ADA compliance can be assured in any of the above facilities using various accessories or with special shower heads that are attached to flexible cords that users can manipulate. Commercial shower stalls can be designed at 36” X 36” with shower seats, grab bars, and shower controls that require less than 5lbs of pressure to operate without any grasping. TouchTime® metering or Equa-Flo pressure balancing are recommended for water control measures.
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