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Restroom Dispensers are Multifunctional and Efficient

December 31st, 2010 by
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When purchasing any type of restroom dispenser, it is extremely important to understand the respective value of surface mounted and recessed mounted fixtures. Recessed mounted fixtures are more attractive because they sit flush with their surroundings. They also conserve space. Surface mounted fixtures can be almost attractive, but they also require more space.

Practically speaking, it is very difficult to install recessed mounted fixtures in a remodel project. The logistics of creating an aperture of sufficient dimensions in which to mount the fixture are often so impractical that the cost far outweighs the gain. For this reason, ninety percent of all remodels use surface mounted units because they are easier to install in preexisting buildings.

New constructions, on the other hand, can plan ahead for the framing and embedding of recessed mounted fixtures.

Architects in the early planning stages of a building project are urged to make the decision to go recessed early on in order to factor these products efficiently into their plans.

Restroom dispensers fall into several different categories. All are intended to fulfill multiple tasks while providing maximum accessibility, functionality, and user convenience.

Facial Tissue

Facial tissue dispensers are found in all types of organizations. These organizations include hotels, medical offices, hospitals, daycares, schools, and office buildings. Dispensers can be either surface mounted for easy access or recessed mounted for inconspicuousness appeal.

Toilet Tissue and Cover

There are also multi function restroom dispensers that provide toilet paper and toilet seat covers. Such fixtures range from jumbo to single spool configurations.

There are partition mounted models that reside in the partition walls themselves and have spools on either side for multi user access. There are also semi recessed models that can be used in some remodels, and, of course, fully recessed models ideal for new constructions.

One particularly valuable feature for the cost conscious organization is controlled access toilet paper dispensers that allow only so much paper to be pulled at once.

Coin Operated Restroom Dispensers Machines for Personal Items

A coin operated vending machine provides men or women with convenient access to personal items such as condoms, tampons, or napkins. They are also discreet because they are located in private areas. Spas, changing rooms, shower rooms, and even restroom stalls can have these vending machines.

Items within the machines can be priced of 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, a dollar. They can also accept Canadian denominations of Loonie or the Toonie, or the European Lira 50 cents. Vending machines can also be ordered that will provide the guest with free personable as a courtesy.

Paper Towel and Combo Waste Disposal Units

The beauty of a combo paper towel and waste disposal restroom dispenser is that it eliminates paper towel wastes. Placing the trash receptacle in the unit itself prevents trash can overflow and used paper towels from being strewn recklessly around the room in an obscene, unsanitary manner.

Three gallon capacity units are available for very small restrooms. Larger units typically hold approximately 5 to 11 gallons of used towels. Units can dispense single fold, double fold, or multi fold paper towels depending on facility manager preference.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockers, commercial lavatories, USPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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A Postal Box Offers Many Clear Advantages over a PO Box

December 29th, 2010 by
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A postal box is a personal mailbox located in a privately managed mail center. While it is similar to the traditional USPS P.O. Boxes available at any Post Office, it offers the small business owner several distinctive advantages over a P.O. Box.

Perhaps the greatest advantage a small business owner receives a postal box is a physical street address that looks much more professional than a P.O. Box number. This is a very important fact to take into consideration if you are leasing such a box for business purposes.

While we may not like to admit it, people tend to judge businesses more favorably when they are associated with a physical address as opposed to a post office box number. They also will judge a business that is obviously being run from a residence.

Operating a business out of a commercial mail center will help a business owner build more credibility with his or her client base. The enhanced, professional image the business gains from this is far superior to that of how it will be perceived if people know it is being run from a spare room in a house.

With a better image, the business can more easily expand into commercial lease space when time and money become available.

A postal box will give a business owner twenty four hour access to your mail every day of the week. Commercial mail centers are typically divided into two sections. The back section is the service counter, which is closed after normal business hours and partitioned off by a pull down screen that locks in place.

The front of the center can be opened by a door key issued by the establishment, and the mailbox can be accessed by the mailbox key assigned to the user.

With such a setup, a commercial mail center can maintain its own security and still give the user twenty four seven access to your mail any time you need to pick it up. Mail slots are also available at these centers if the user needs to drop off outgoing mail at the same time.

Users can count on mail remaining secure in a postal box no matter regardless of how often they go to pick up mail. If a mailbox fills up to the point of overflowing, the commercial mail center will manage the overflow in an organized, confidential manner and hold it until you pick it up.

In all fairness, Post Offices will attempt to do the same thing, but because they are so busy with so many other tasks, the chances of not losing something important are much better if the business owner works with a smaller, private organization.

When there is a package too large for the postal box, a commercial mail center can hold the package behind the counter for pickup. Again, there is a much better chance of a package arriving intact a business is working with an organization that is dedicated to handling all manner of mail on its behalf.

Some public mail businesses even email or text message their clients to notify them of special deliveries, packages, and even envelop mail marked special attention.

XPB Lockers & Supply carries a wide variety of Commercial Lavatories, Commercial Outdoor Furnishings, Storage Lockers, Bleachers,Commercial Mailboxes and deliver nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with distributors located in all 50 States including Houston, TX, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX., and Austin, TX.

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Commercial Bathroom Lavatory Systems

December 27th, 2010 by
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One of the most popular commercial bathroom lavatory systems on the market is a new Terreon wall mounted unit. This system is popular for a number of reasons. Among the most important of these reasons is its ADA, ANSI, AND UFAS compliant design. Architects designing multi-use facilities frequented by handicapped persons can ensure accessibility and comfort for these persons.

The Terreon wall mounted unit is also vandal resistant, making it a better alternative to china lavatories which can be broken by vandals. Terreon is a solid surface material consisting of polyester resin, bio-based resin, and preconsumer granules. It is resistant to stains, burns, and impacts. If it is ever damaged, it is easy and cost-effective to repair with normal maintenance tools.

Other lavatories feature a broad range of benefits that will specifically address the needs of architects and plumbing companies to supply a product that is user friendly, environmentally sound, and ergonomic in nature.

Space utilization is a major consideration in today’s building industry. Restroom space is not exempt from the need to make the most of every square foot. Commercial bathroom lavatory systems are typically smaller than competing models.

At the same time, they have demonstrated superior performance that makes them a much better choice than larger, less efficient models. Cleaning and maintenance are easier, and repairs can be made more quickly due to the superior grade materials from which these sinks are manufactured.

Ergonomics is another important feature of commercial bathroom lavatory systems. Everything from stainless soap dispensers to photovoltaic technology is available in our online selection. Photovoltaic sensors detect movement beneath the faucet and activate the water stream.

The user never has to touch the fixture. This minimizes the passing of pathogens between users, thus improving the health and welfare of employees and visitors to the site.

Furthermore, the reduction in waste water makes photovoltaic sinks the most environmentally sound choice that plumbing companies can add to their invoices. Any organization that is seeking to improve its green image will see a clear advantage in advertising a line item that is dedicated to conservation of water resources.

Photovoltaic cells do not require batteries or electrical wires to operate. They convert light directly to energy and store it until it is needed for use.

User friendliness is another important consideration for architects and plumbing companies to take into account when designing a restroom. From a utilitarian perspective, the functionality of commercial bathroom lavatory systems is only beneficial when the lavatory itself is accessible and comfortable. Many new laws also require that all washroom facilities be fully accessible to disabled persons.

Some models offer water flow controls that allow the user to choose the manner in which they utilize the sink. Control options range from infrared hand movement detection, to push button air valve, to electronic push button activation. Lavatories shut the water off automatically 30-45 seconds after use.

Commercial bathroom lavatory systems are fully compliant with all ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) codes, and TSA (Travelers Security Administration) requirements for travelers with disabilities.

Both single and multi-user stations are available to accommodate any size organization or facility type.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial bathroom equipment, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, and industrial warehouse equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Picnic benches Can be Used Anywhere

December 22nd, 2010 by
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Picnic benches are benches that have built-in bench seats. They come in many sizes and shapes to accommodate a wide range of applications in both indoor and outdoor environments. They are used in residential backyards, parks, public squares, indoor food courts in malls, and school playgrounds.

These benches can be built from wood, plastic, metal, or stone. Our purpose here is to look at the benefits of metal benches as the best possible option for the average application. Wood, no matter how well it is treated, will eventually rot.

Stone is actually more durable than metal, but it can be broken by vandalism and is therefore not the best choice for areas where criminal mischief occurs. Plastic is durable, but also lightweight and easy to steal.

Most vendors recommend metal picnic benches for the sake of practical use, longevity, and security. Each bench is thermoplastic coated to make its metal superstructure even more durable than it originally is. Thermoplastic is a special powder coating that is applied to metal with a combination of electromagnetism and heat.

First, the powder is electrically charged. The metal is giving the opposing charge so the powder will magnetically adhere to its surface. After this, the powder and the metal are heated so that the coating forms a thick, corrosion resistant surface over the metal.

This makes the metal that much more resistant to rain, temperatures, and the deleterious effects of ultraviolet light. Paint retains its color for years as a result. Also, the very nature of thermoplastic itself makes the bench vandal resistant. If the coating is cut, it can be melted back together with a heat gun.

Picnic benches that are protected by this thermoplastic coating are ideal for use in heavy traffic areas like malls, retail centers, and town squares. With 16 color choices, exterior architecture can be easily complimented with a highly durable, and very practical, outdoor dining area.

Security is further ensured by surface mounting the benches to concrete. Once bolted to a sidewalk or patio, these benches are immobile and almost impossible for the average thief to unbolt and carry off.

Metal benches are made with a variety of designs to accommodate special environments. In parks, the rectangular design is most popular because looks more like the traditional wooden benches of the past century. Special handicapped accessible benchs are available to accommodate disabled persons that visit the park.

Octagonal benches are highly decorative and work very well in theme parks. They are also popular in public gardens and with some residential homeowners who want to add a special flare to their back yards.

Childrens picnic benches are round. The absence of any sharp corners makes them safe for oftentimes restless children to bump into as they jostle about in their seats. The risk of injury is minimized as a result. Also, the seats on a child’s bench are much lower to the ground to prevent a severe fall from occurring.

Square benches are the favored style of the commercial world. The majority of office buildings are surrounded by very conservative modern landscapes that follow principles of basic geometry and strict minimalism. The square design offers a symmetry, balance, and angularity that ideally blend with contemporary motifs.

All picnic benches can be fitted with sun umbrellas that block harmful ultraviolet sunlight. It is strongly recommended that all children’s benches be fitted with umbrellas to protect kids from sunburn. When sunburn is minimized in a child’s formative years, the risk of skin cancer in adulthood is dramatically reduced.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockers, commercial lavatories, USPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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You Have Several Options to Choose When Buying Mail Slots

December 21st, 2010 by
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A mail slot is a special horizontal or vertical slot that is placed in a door or a wall for the purpose of mail delivery. They are used mostly in the city, where buildings are too close together for curbside mailboxes to service them all.

Not only are they used in homes, but they are also used in churches, offices, private schools, and non-profit organizations. Some apartment units also use them so residents can have direct mail delivery to their door.

Horizontal and vertical slots are still used today just as they always have been. Their popularity appears to have no end in sight no matter what other changes we see in our civilization. Perhaps it is the sheer practicality of these devices that accounts for the fact that they are found almost everywhere.

While they originally were used mostly in the large cities of the East Coast, they are becoming more and more common in new constructions throughout the nation. Anywhere where space needs to be saved, no matter what the geography, delivery slots for mail are often used instead of curbside mailboxes.

There are three types of mail slots: Deluxe, Standard, and Vertical.

Standard mail slots are made of brass. They have a spring-loaded flap so they can be installed in the front of a solid door, or in the wall next to the door. They are also made with a special inside trim for the rear of the slot so it will be flush with the wall. Mail slides through it more easily this way without getting caught in the slot. These units come in letter size or magazine size.

It is generally recommended that architects install magazine size slots because carriers have a very difficult time fitting large mail pieces through a letter size slot. Sometimes they have to fold important items, which cause resentment on the part of the recipient. When deciding on how large a delivery slot should be, always give the carrier the benefit of convenience as possible.

Deluxe mail slots are handcrafted units made out of brass. They come in only one large, magazine size, and they are two piece handcrafted units. The word MAIL is cast on the flap to make them easily recognizable to couriers and mail carriers.

Heavy-duty tamper proof brass bolts secure the front and back frames to each other from the rear. This accommodates doors or walls in homes or office buildings that are as deep as one and seven eighths inches thick. The casting for the slot unit is one quarter inch thick. Deluxe slots are U.S.P.S. approved for mail delivery.

Vertical mail slots can be installed on the side of a door, or in the frame of a door. The choice of vertical slots over horizontal slots is often a cosmetic decision. They are much less noticeable than horizontal slots. Vertical slots are also large enough to accommodate magazines and large envelopes. In most cases as well, their primary use is in homes, not businesses.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockers, commercial lavatories, USPS mailboxes, and stainless steel commercial restroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX

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Courier Boxes can be Better than Mailboxes

December 17th, 2010 by
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Courier boxes are not mail boxes. They are something far more practical, and something that is desperately needed by multiple building facilities. Units allow for quick and convenient transport of paperwork and small nonperishable items. Occupants can transfer these essentials from building whether or not the person they are intended for is present or not.

This saves a great deal of time, because otherwise the person sending the materials and the person receiving the materials would have to synchronize their schedules at the expense of other matters. Materials can also be couriered from the outside world in exactly the same manner, with the materials reaching the intended recipient only in a convenient time frame.

This is all made possible to the secure nature of courier boxes. Each unit is protected by a three point locking mechanism and comes with two keys that only the intended user of the courier may possess. This ensures that no unauthorized access occurs. Although this is not mail service, it is every bit as secure as mail service.

Accountability and process flow are easy to track with these delivery boxes because each sender and receiver are responsible for the items they transfer through the box. The box itself can be placed in a location where security cameras can monitor its use. This will ensure professionalism and honesty on the part of the users.

Due to the highly secure and very practical nature of these boxes, they are highly relied upon by the United States Armed Forces. Every base has these boxes positioned throughout the compound in key locations. Vital communications and important small items are delivered routinely in this manner through the appropriate chain of command.

Another consistent user of courier boxes is the corporate world. Large corporations are characterized by multiple building complexes that span vast amounts of acreage. Some campuses are so large people have to drive from one side to the other because the distance is too far to walk. Units can be setup along the main routes between key buildings.

When installed in this manner, they can function much like mailboxes. Employees can even setup a courier route to follow each day as they drop off materials at each building that are vital to the operations of various branches within the company. Vendors, clients, and partner organizations can also use these courier routes if they choose to deliver something specific to a decision maker in one of the buildings.

Institutions of higher learning are yet another major user of courier boxes. Files that are constantly being updated and printed in hardcopy can be moved very quickly from building to building in this manner. Professors and administrators can have exclusive access to the materials they need to do their jobs. Students can also use these boxes as a secure means of turning in papers if the appropriate arrangements have been made with the professor in advance.

Courier boxes are made from 14 gauge steel and finished in powder coat. They surface mount to a hard flooring or concrete surface. Placards can be custom-engraved and adhered to their surface for labeling. Units are tough enough to withstand extreme weather conditions.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial mailboxes, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, andcommercial signage delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Electric Hand Dryers are Healthy and Efficient

December 15th, 2010 by
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Electric hand dryers are an essential amenity to include in new restroom design. They should also be included in any restroom remodel, considering the many advantages the offer over paper towels. They are far more environmentally friendly in that they eliminate paper waste.

Hands free models are much more sanitary as well because they offer end users a sterile means of drying their hands without having to touch a surface. Automatic units, wall mounted units, and stainless steel units rank among the most popular lines we carry. Almost every type of building uses them now.

The most popular of all of these are the newer lines of completely automatic, surface mounted dryers. These are the most sanitary and efficient models we carry. They do not require activation with the push of a button, so they are completely sterile in operation. This is important, because even a push button, in previous generations of dryer technology, was known to spread germs from time to time.

Surface mounted, automatic electric hand dryers are ADA compliant. Restrooms in public areas, schools, and malls prefer them because they are easy for disabled persons to identify and access. Hands free operation allows the end user to simply place his or her hands beneath the unit in order to activate the air stream. After the unit has run a short while, it turns off.

There are a number of adjustable speed settings that individuals can also choose from. This allows children, older adults, and people with sensitive skin to select a setting that is most comfortable to their hands. In buildings like restaurants, libraries, and doctor’s offices where people of all ages use the restroom, this is a very important amenity for architects to include in building plans.

Electric hand dryers are also eco friendly thanks to their complete elimination of the need for any paper products whatsoever. This reduces the need for raw timber, and it also reduces the amount of waste that will have to be later disposed of in landfills. Cleaning crews will also spend much less time cleaning up a restroom that has devices no one ever touches. This also helps reduce an organization’s expenditures on man hours.

Because automatic electric hand dryers turn on only when activated by hand proximity, they only operate when needed. The newest lines are now so efficient that they can dry hands three times faster than preceding lines and use only 20 percent as much energy. The new designs are also much quieter than previous generations. Even at their highest speed, the sound is comfortable, not overwhelming.

Some models are also portable. They are fitted with a UL plug with the option to hardwire to any restroom wall. Other hand dryer choices include a wide range of cover options so architects can match interior décor. These options include porcelain, stainless steel with that famous satin finish that stainless steel is renowned for, and steel with a touch or white epoxy finish. Each option offers a modern design that blends in with any interior architecture or interior decorating design.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety commercial industrial sinks, commercial mailboxes, commercial outdoor furniture, bleachers, andcommercial signage delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New Orleans, La., Cleveland, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo., Mesa, Arizona, Virginia Beach, Va., Omaha, Nebraska, Oakland, California, Miami, Florida, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Houston, TX, Arlington, Texas, Beaumont, Texas, Denton, TX, McKinney, Texas, Midland, TX, Killeen, Texas, ALBQ, NYC, LA, MPLS.

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Kids Picnic Tables are Kid Proof and Safe

December 13th, 2010 by
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Kids picnic tables provide a fun, safe place for children of all ages to eat outside. Any area like a backyard, a patio, a deck, a yard, or a park can be an excellent place to set one up. It gives kids a special area just for them, and it is easy for them to get in and out of safely.

These tables are ergonomically designed and manufactured out of heavy duty metal. The understructure of each table is reinforced by black powder coating. The entire table is further protected by Thermoplastic coating.

This gives it a very attractive finish. It also makes it resistant to vandalism, rusting, corrosion, damage, and color fading that is caused by ultraviolet radiation. 16 colors are available as choices to match playground or picnic environments.

There are different types of kids picnic tables for different environments. Portable picnic tables can be moved to any location you desire. This allows you to create spaces between the tables where kids to play. Schools often prefer these types of tables. Private residents also prefer them because they are ideal for setting up a special event for children, such as a birthday party or a Confirmation party.

Surface mounted tables are better for public areas with concrete surfaces. Examples of such places include theme parks and food courts. Surface mounted simply means the table is bolted to the concrete. It can be moved if the facility maintenance crew unbolts it from the concrete. Otherwise, it remains securely in place and offers excited children a very stable platform on which to entertain themselves.

In sunny, hot parts of the country, kids picnic tables are often ordered with umbrellas. Skin cancer is a very real risk. People are much less likely to develop skin cancer if they are shielded from it during their early, formative years. An umbrella is a great tool for blocking the sun on summer days when kids cannot stand being inside. It also has the very practical double function of being a rain block on cloudy days.

Kids picnic tables are kid proof. Thanks to their rugged construction and Thermoplastic coating, these tables are resilient enough to take the playfulness of children and to provide years of lasting enjoyment. The 25-30 mil coating is highly resistant to scratching and peeling. If a child does manage to cut through the coating with something, the coating can be repaired very easily with a heat gun.

Tables are also stain resistant. Another remarkable thing about the protective coating that surrounds the metal is that it is very easily cleaned. If kids write on it with markers, pens, or crayons, or even if they manage to get their hands on spray paint, you can easily clean the surface with a standard cleaner and rag.

Kids picnic tables are also safe for children. There are no sharp edges on the table top, sides of the table, legs, or base. Everything is rounded off so that rambunctious children will not cut themselves. Seats are large, but lower to the ground. This gives small children plenty of space to sit on, but little risk of falling far enough to hurt themselves.

To learn more about these remarkable tables for children, visit links on the web such as the one found below.

XPB Lockers & Supply carries a wide variety of Commercial Lavatories, Commercial Outdoor Furnishings, Storage Lockers, Bleachers,Commercial Mailboxes and deliver nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with distributors located in all 50 States including Houston, TX, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX., and Austin, TX.

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Lifetime Picnic Table

December 9th, 2010 by
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A lifetime picnic table can be the purchase of an outdoor lifetime. Its construction is remarkably rugged, featuring a heavy duty metal build that is coated with black powder protectant.

Picnic table seats and table tops are then coated with a material known as Thermoplastic. This is the secret to the longevity of the lifetime picnic table.

Thermoplastic is a revolutionary method keeping metal from rusting, corroding, and being damaged by the sun. It is applied with a combination of electrical charges, magnetism, and heat.

A metal powder is first given an electrical charge, while the metal surfaces of the table are given the opposite charge. When the powder comes in contact with the metal, the magnetism powerfully bonds to the powder to the table and seats..

The picnic tables assembly is then super heated to thicken it to a density of 25-30 mils. This creates a protective surface that is UV resistant to sun damage and keeps the color of your picnic table from fading.

It is also makes the surface resilient against vandalism. If someone spray paints a lifetime picnic table, its paint can be removed with common cleaners. If anyone cuts the coating, you can reseal the opening by placing a heat gun to the cut and resealing the opening.

You can get lifetime picnic tables in four foot, six foot, and eight foot lengths. A handicapped eight foot version can be purchased as well. For vandal resistance, you can also get a table with anti-skateboard tabs.

The most popular construction style a perforated pattern. Tables are inground mounted and do not need a concrete patio or sidewalk to be secured to their location.

Lifetime picnic tables come in 16 different colors to match the landscaping and architecture of any facility. You can choose between bright reds, orange, and yellows that are perfect for amusement parks and playgrounds.

You can also get teal, green, and black green if you are buying for a public park because these colors compliment natural foliage. You can even get sandstone, granite, and gray if you have an office building with a contemporary landscape.

If you work in long term healthcare, you should also get lifetime picnic tables as a very vital part of your recreational facilities for patients who need a break outdoors and a safe, comfortable setting to enjoy a nice sunny days in the shade under the trees.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of commercial outdoor furniture, USPS mailboxes, commercial lavatories and sinks and commercial bathroom equipment delivered nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX, Houston, TX.

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Backless Benches

December 7th, 2010 by
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Backless benches are great for any place indoors or out. They can be used in sports for locker room seats and sideline seating. They can also be used both indoors and outdoors at shopping malls. You will also see them everywhere in parks, public schools, bus stops, college buildings and outdoor areas, and business parks.

Backless benches are made rugged construction using treatment process that makes them resistant to weather extremes, variable climate, and vandalism.

Every bench has a perforated metal seat that is welded to a sturdy metal frame with legs. Instead of complicated support arms, benches are made with curved, u-like bars that are slightly higher than the end of the bench. This gives you sufficient arm rest or hand grip.

To keep the metal from rusting and corroding, thermoplastic powder coating is needed to cover the entirety of its surface. Adhering this coating to the metal is done by giving it an electrical charge, then giving the backless bench an opposing electrical charge. This magnetically bonds the powder coat to the metal.

Then the bench is baked at high temperatures to thicken the coat into a tough surface that is UV resistant, will not fade, and will not crack or peel. Should anyone cut the material, a heat gun can easily reseal the cut.

Backless benches are made with pre-drilled holes that give you three options for mounting.

The most basic is the portable mount, which is also the most convenient because you can carry the bench around. This offers no protection against theft; however, so most people prefer the surface mount. This bolts the bench directly to the concrete. If you need to move the bench, you can always unbolt the legs.

If you need to mount your backless bench straight into the ground, but you don’t have a concrete surface, then you need to use in-ground mounting is required. First, drill holes in the ground, then place the legs of the bench in the holes. The legs will come prefabricated with long extensions to set in the holes. Pour concrete around them and the bench will be anchored when the concrete dries.

You can also buy backless benches for athletic uses.

We have indoor benches for locker rooms made from wood, metal, and plastic. Plastic is the most resistant to denting and scratching. Wood is the least expensive, and aluminum is very comfortable. Outdoor benches range from standard models to diamond-slotted seats designed for maximum comfort.

XPB Lockers & Supply carries a wide variety of Commercial Lavatories, Commercial Outdoor Furnishings, Storage Lockers, Bleachers,Commercial Mailboxes and deliver nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 and we will find it for you. Our home office is located in New Braunfels, Texas with distributors located in all 50 States including Houston, TX, New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX., and Austin, TX.

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