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Private Shower Stall Design Steps

October 31st, 2012 by
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1. We develop shower stall layout around your measurements and floor plan.

Shower enclosures are built with solid plastic partitions and pilasters.  These are the same partitions and pilasters used to build toilet stalls.  Like toilet stalls, individual shower enclosures can configured in a variety of floor plan layouts.  Options include, but are not limited, to corner configuration, between wall configuration, and free standing configurations.  We recommend mounting partitions and pilasters in the floor-mounted, overhead braced style for maximum stability and privacy.

2. You choose group shower or individual shower fixtures.

While we are building individual shower stalls, shower fixtures do not necessarily have to be individual panel showers.  Group showers can be subdivided into individual shower heads.  If you are not sure which option is best for your facility, call us and let us sketch out a preliminary design for you that will examine each option from a cost/functionality perspective.  We will also show you all of your options for both so you can make an informed decision as to what works best for you.

3. We custom manufacture solid plastic pilasters and panels.

We contact Bradley Corporation and have your partition panels custom manufactured to 72” in height.  Standard toilet partitions are only 55” in height and leave a 12” gap between the bottom edge of the panel and the floor.  We eliminate this by enlarging partition height and creating a private enclosure for each user that extends all the way to the floor on either side.

4. You choose between shower curtain or shower door.

Shower curtains can be hung from support rods that we mount between the pilasters.  This is obviously more cost effective than mounting shower stall doors.  In many cases as well, this is perfectly acceptable to users, who are used to taking a shower behind a curtain at home.  For more high-end facilities, however, it is possible to build a shower enclosure with a door that is so private it can actually rival a home shower in terms of total privacy.

5. If you choose shower doors, we customize for no site privacy.

We customize the door to measure 72” in height so that it will match the shower stall panel.  We also install a door jamb on the pilaster that closes the unsettling gap that exists between the doors and pilasters of standard toilet partitions.  We can also upgrade hardware from aluminum to stainless steel, and we use continuous channel wall brackets to create no site privacy between panels and shower room walls.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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Hand Dryers for Bathrooms

October 29th, 2012 by
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How can hand dryers for bathrooms save money on the cost of vandalism?

One of the vandal’s favorite tools is the paper towel.  Unlike a writing implement used to scribble on partitions, or a large object used to break mirrors, fixtures, or accessories, a paper towel is something that is native to the restroom environment.  Vandals do not have to carry paper towels into the restroom—they only have to stuff them down toilets and lavatories without being observed.  We all know what happens next as water spills all over the restroom floor.  Given enough flooding, the floor becomes so damaged it has to be replaced at exorbitant cost.

Get rid of the paper towels, and you eliminate the cost of vandalism through flooding.

Can hand dryers for bathrooms really save money by improving the sanitation in a restroom?

Yes.  No one wants to visit a filthy restroom over and over again.  People will avoid a restroom that looks so dirty that it may spread disease.  Paper towels littered all over the floor represent a very real threat to hygiene because of all the germs they carry.  In some industries, such as the food and beverage service industry, or the food processing and packaging industry, a filthy restroom can get you fined in a day and shut down in less than a week.  The high costs associated with just a little bit of dirty paper on the floor are simply not worth paying when you consider that something as innocuous as forgetting to empty the trashcans several times a day can add up to several hundred, or even several thousands, of dollars in costs.  In other businesses, consequences are not legal, but rather financial.  Repeat business eventually drops as more and more people avoid coming to a facility with an unpleasant, unhealthy restroom onsite.

Do hand dryers for bathrooms really save that much money by replacing paper towels?

Yes.  Consider how many paper towels you have to buy in a year just to keep a small restroom stocked.  You can keep this money in your pocket if you get rid of paper towel dispensers.  Also, improving your environmentally friendly image can bring you new business.  In new building construction, installing dryers that feature a high energy efficiency rating, or even a cortication as such, may help you earn LEEDs credits.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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Building Swimming Pool Locker Rooms with Commercial Restroom Products

October 28th, 2012 by
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We think of a swimming pool locker room as a locker room without giving much thought to commercial restroom products.  After all, many of us grew up in a locker room where there was a shower, rows of lockers, and benches between the lockers.  If there was a restroom, it was very small or possibly even located in a separate, adjoining room.  In many cases toilet stalls are still segregated from shower and locker areas, but this is not an absolute rule in natatorium design.  Many new facilities, and especially smaller facilities in private clubs and spas, are now integrating locker areas, shower areas, and restroom areas all into a singular space.

In either scenario, XPB Locker Supply can help you with the design of your swimming pool locker room, along with the selection of the best commercial restroom products to affordably populate that design.  New partitions now allow group showers to be subdivided into individual shower stalls that provide each user with maximum privacy.  New plastic locker designs feature conservative width combined with exceptional interior vertical space that allows clothes to be neatly hung without wrinkling, and which keeps them dry and smelling fresh with ventilated exteriors.  Locker benches can also be installed to give users additional storage space for purses, watches, other jewelry, and smaller personal items.

Swimming pool locker rooms can be divided into shower areas and restroom areas by using the same types of partitions and other commercial restroom products configured in different ways.  ADA accessible toilet stalls and shower stalls can be positioned in layouts that best utilize existing floor space.  If wall space is limited, high-end hand wash fountains can be used to replace traditional lavatories.  Mounting options include corner wash fount units, wall-mounted units, and centrally mounted units.  ADA accessible options are available in all three mounting styles.

If wall space is sufficient enough for a lavatory installation, new multi-user commercial sinks such as the Bradley Frequency can be used to integrate multi-user functionality with superior handicapped accessibility—all within the confines of limited wall space.  Hand dryers eliminate the need for paper towel dispensers and prevent the problem of paper towel waste and abuse before it happens.  Toilet stalls can be accessorized with vandal resistant combination dispensers that combine various personal amenities into one or two basic fixtures that can be surface mounted or recessed mounted into partitions stalls.

Each swimming pool locker room is unique in size and floor plan. Specific commercial restroom products should be chosen after we help you finalize the design, assess your budget, and find the right product for each intended task.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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How do you Save Wall Space in Retail Bathrooms?

October 25th, 2012 by
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In the attempt to save wall space, many retail bathrooms one of the most important parts of any restrooms to be absolutely certain they are in full accessibility code compliance.  This is typically less necessary than many store managers think.  Users really do not care about where stalls are located, or where urinals are placed, so long as stalls are accessible and comfortable.  In men’s rooms, men do not really care where the urinal is, so long as it isn’t right next to the sink where they are washing their hands.  As important as stall quality is to people, and as necessary as accessibility is to persons with disabilities, the last thing a person sees when he or she leaves the restroom is the lavatory and vanity area.  A negative experience in a crowded vanity area can leave a lasting negative impression on the mind that makes the user shy away from using the store restroom in the future.

When people avoid using retail bathrooms, they typically spend less time in stores.  Less time in your store means less money spent on the things in your store.

It actually works against your efforts to generate repeat business when you try to force a standard toilet stall layout on your retail restroom and sacrifice the size of your vanity area to save wall space.  With determination on your part, and ingenuity on the part of XPB Locker Supply, you can have our design team analyze your floor plan and develop a custom retail bathroom design that meets with accessibility code, honors personal privacy, and leaves you more room near the entrance to install a multi-user, eco-friendly lavatory system that gives both able-bodied and disabled persons a pleasant, comfortable experience as they prepare to leave the restroom.

Most stores do not have the long, rectangular restrooms that office buildings and airports have.  Only the high-end department stores offer this level of luxury, and they have plenty of wall space as well.  More than likely, your store has, for lack of a better term, a room that is much more “squared” in geometry and somewhat smaller than the very large public restrooms in larger buildings.  In this instance, you save wall space in your retail bathroom by separating the ADA stall from the standard stalls, and by possibly mounting urinals on the far sides of the stalls rather than closer to the door.  This leaves you almost half of the front wall on one side to devote to a larger lavatory and better vanity accessories to accommodate your users.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockers, plastic lockers, USPS mailboxes, and commercial bathroom partitions installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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, Houston, Texas, 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

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Building Accessibility into Industrial Washroom Design

October 22nd, 2012 by
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What partitions material do you recommend for building accessibility into our industrial washroom design?

We recommend solid plastic.  Solid plastic has recently proven itself one of the best—if not the best—restroom partition materials to be used in the industrial world.  While solid plastic partitions are at the higher end of the cost scale, they are by no means the most expensive.  At the same time, they are possibly the easiest to customize and adapt to even the harshest of environments known to corrode inferior metals and delaminate partitions made by pressing an overlay onto a hard, central core.

Solid plastic is 100 percent moisture resistant as well, making it ideal for the construction of industrial showers that blend ADA accessibility with maximized comfort and exceptional amenities.

How can we possibly build shower stalls in our restrooms and have enough left over for accessible stalls, showers, and hand wash stations?

It is very simple.  You build shower stalls the same way you build toilet many of your stalls—with customized partitions.  You can build accessibility into industrial washroom design with a blended layout consisting of both shower stalls and toilet stalls composed of larger panels and doors.  With no site design, and with no gap between the bottom edge of the stall and the door, completely private enclosures can be created and accessorized with all the necessary products to create a fully accessible environment.  Examples include a variety of grab bars that can be fitted to interiors in a number of ways, mobile shower heads attached to flexible wall mounted individual showers, and shower seats that can be used by both disabled and able-bodied employees.

You may have to think beyond typical linear boundaries when building accessibility into industrial washroom design. Some restrooms may require ADA compliant stalls to be built along the far wall of the restroom, or along a section of the opposing wall.  We can help you with this if your current layout is too consuming of your existing square footage.

One of the best things about industrial showers that are built with ADA accessibility in mind is that they offer an exceptional level of comfort that any user will appreciate.

Do we need to install a central wash fountain that is ADA compliant?

If you have heavy duty hand washing needs, the typical answer is a surprising “no.”  Heavy duty handwashing requires a deep bowl design that is lacking in wash fountains built with accessibility specifically in mind.  Using a standard stainless steel wash fountain that can handle up to 8 users at a time is a better way to build accessibility into your overall industrial washroom design.  Accommodations for disabled users are more easily made by installing a Frequency 2 or 3 user deck with a lower end that accommodates wheelchair access with the best knee clearance of any lavatory system.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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How to Economize Industrial Washroom Design

October 20th, 2012 by
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Should we economize our industrial washroom design by purchasing less expensive partitions?

No.  Partitions are expensive to begin with.  They carry the added higher cost of labor intensive installation.  Having to reorder more partitions, possibly pay to customize them, and then reinstall your entire stall layout will eat up any front-end savings almost immediately.  You are better off investing in solid plastic now and receiving a return in the form of lower maintenance and reduced replacement costs.  Plastic is amazingly corrosion resistant, impact resistant, and, if damaged, easy to repair in house without having to pay for special repairs.

You can further economize your industrial washroom design with plastic partitions by using some of them as employee shower stalls.  Individual showers, including ADA compliant showers, can be placed within these stalls to accommodate the need to wash off contaminants at the end of the shift.  Using a single space for both restroom stalls and shower stalls eliminates the expenditures of building a separate shower room.

How do we create enough room for both shower stalls and toilet stalls?

You free up wall space by using a central washfountain.  We recommend a standard model, centrally mounted, to leave as much of the wall open for lockers, showers, toilet areas, and urinals.

What about ADA compliance?  Do we need an ADA compliant wash fountain?

No.  ADA washfountains have shallower bowls.  People have to wash their arms and hands longer and end up using more water.  In an industrial restroom design, it is better to use a corner wash fountain or Frequency wall mounted lavatory to accommodate disabled persons.  Your restroom is still compliant, but special spaces are allocated for compliance, saving overall floor and wall space in the process.

How can we build ADA stalls, standard stalls, showers, and two separate wash areas all in the same bathroom?

This always appears in impossible challenge that is really not impossible at all.  Typically, the original design needs to be modified in a few key points to free up just enough room to fit all the necessary features into the floor plan.  By experimenting with different stall layouts, and different locations for hand washing and/or vanity areas, we can make the existing space do everything to meet the basic needs of both accessibility compliance and workplace demand.

Can you help us with our industrial washroom design?

Yes.  We need measurements and any preliminary CAD drawings to begin the process of designated precise spaces for specific functions.  Fixture and accessories are easier to choose within budget once the design is finalized.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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How Can You Improve Sanitation in a Hospital Bathroom?

October 18th, 2012 by
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The number one priority is to keep wastes off the floor as much as possible. Obviously, good trash disposal units are the primary receptacles used for this purpose.  However, an extra step that many medical facilities now take to make hospital bathrooms even safer is to install additional disposal units for sanitary napkins.  These new accessories can be mounted on partition walls or restroom walls.

It is also necessary to keep soap and water off the floor. A wet restroom floor is a serious trip hazard.  Even with only a little water or soap, it is easy for a user to seriously hurt himself or herself in a fall.  Using new lavatories like the Terreon Deep Well Lavatory can significantly improve the state of affairs.  Molded from a single piece of vandal-resistant, moisture resistant Terreon, this commercial health care sink is designed to contain water by means of a very deep bowl designed combined with an excellent drainage system.

The basin bottom is also built to curve toward the drain so water does not get trapped so easily at the basin. Basin ledges pitch forward way from the sink as well.  This further enables to lavatory to drain water quickly.  As a solid surface, also Terreon™, offers level of moisture resistance that not only make it resilient against any type of mold or mildew, but that also keeps it dry so that bacteria do not have a breeding ground in which to grow.

Touch free accessories are also another way to improve overall hygiene in hospital bathrooms. The one fixture that most people have handled in public restroom is the paper towel holder.  This is less than ideal, because it offers contagious agents to transfer from the hands of one user to another.  In the past, touch free, sensor controlled units were used to eliminate this problem.  However, the older models, made from plastic, will not hold up to heavy traffic as good as a stainless steel unit can.

Safety is also a consideration to take into account in the event that older accessories can break.  Sharp pieces of plastic are bad enough. Even worse are the shards of glass that result from broken restroom mirrors.  Our frameless model that is made from float glass minimizes the risks of broken glass.  Rather than fragmenting, float glass forms tiny crystalline beads that are far less hazardous and are also very easy to sweep off the hospital bathroom floor.

XPB Lockers carries a wide variety of steel metal lockers, plastic lockers, USPS mailboxes, and commercial bathroom partitions installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-877-483-9270 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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, Houston, Texas, 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

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Vandal Resistant Mall Restroom Products

October 16th, 2012 by
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If you are a facilities manager faced with repeated acts of vandalism in your mall restroom, you can start to recover your losses by upgrading restroom fixtures and accessories with more vandal resistant equivalents.

If you are having a problem with graffiti on your toilet stall walls, consider upgrading to solid plastic partitions. Plastic is highly moisture resistant, so inks cannot penetrate into the material itself.  Most forms of ink can be wiped off with standard cleaners.  Solid plastic is rather difficult to damage and cost effective to repair in-house in the event that it is scratched or cut with a sharp object.

You can also furnish your mall restrooms with vandal resistant stainless steel mirrors that feature a highly polished surface. Or, you can invest in glass mirrors made from a variety of break-resistant glass types that minimize the likelihood of shattered, sharp shards of glass scattered all over the restroom vanity area.

Another common form of vandalism in public bathrooms is the abuse of paper towels. Paper towels can be soaked with water and scattered all over the floor area in a matter of seconds.  They can also be used to stop up toilets, causing the entire room too flood with contaminated water.  You might want to consider stopping this by getting rid of paper towels altogether.  XPB Locker Supply has a number of electric hand dryers that are cost effective to operate, vandal resistant, and capable of drying hands quickly, effectively, and comfortably.

You may also being having problems with plastic accessories being cracked or broken. While many of these bathroom accessories are very cheap, the cost of replacing them often cancels out the front-end savings.  Large, plastic toilet tissue dispensers and plastic soap dispensers with levers are easy targets for vandals in mall restrooms.

There are a number of upgrade/replacements you can consider for these accessories. Stainless steel combination toilet tissue and seat cover dispensers are much more resistant to damage than plastic equivalents.  There are also soap dispensers made from stainless steel and soap dispensers that are integrated into many of our commercial lavatories.

While it may not be immediately cost effective to replace your lavatory systems, you might want to consider a better system for your next mall restroom remodel. Vandal resistant faucets with capacitance sensing technology can be used to replace infrared faucets whose sensor windows can be broken out by vandals.  Also, integral soap dispensers are highly resistant to tampering and minimize soap waste at the same time.

Call us for specific models for various upgrade and replacement options for your restroom.


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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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Saving Space in Your Small Restroom

October 13th, 2012 by
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With help from XPB Locker Supply, you can save space in your small restroom without sacrificing accessibility, privacy, or comfort. The biggest challenges face those who are remodeling their restrooms and planning to replace only a portion of their existing fixtures.  Or, they may have ordered fixtures from different vendors, and things such as the lavatory system they purchased represent fixed dimensions that cannot be altered.  Other areas of the room, such as stall placement, stall size, urinals (if renovating a men’s room), and urinal screens are the products that have to be relocated or adjusted in size to fit the existing square footage of the room.  It may also be necessary to reposition certain restroom elements in order to make everything fit.

The first step in this process involves getting a copy of the blueprints and checking for correct measurements. We can normally see, very quickly, where different sections of the restroom can be altered to increase floor areas and distances between walls.  In most cases, two basic challenges face us that we have successfully worked around in a number of projects in the past.

The first challenge typically involves insufficient area between the vanity area and the far end of the restroom. There simply is not enough room, in some small restrooms, to put a row of stalls (and urinals if a men’s room) between the vanity and the wall.  Rather than compromising the number of stalls, or violating ADA codes, we may recommend placing the ADA stall along the far wall itself, and positioning the other partitions and urinals differently so as to fit between the vanity area and the end of the room.

This solves the problem of saving space when the length of the room may not be enough to accommodate all that is specified.  But what do you do when the room is too narrow to build partitions out from the wall without crowding restroom occupants? In these settings, we may need to alter the sizes of the stalls themselves in order to make the stall depth better fit the overall width of the room.

In some projects, we have reduced partitions width as much as 48 inches to create an enclosure that was functional and private, but that also allowed us to save space between the stall and the wall. In some small restrooms, the accessories inside the stalls made in swinging doors impractical, so we further customized the partitions with doors that swing outward, allowing for larger, multi-function dispensers and other amenities to be fitted to stall interiors.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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Economizing School Bathrooms

October 10th, 2012 by
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How do you economize school bathrooms in terms of stall construction?

We can help create a design, determine a style, and offer a range of materials that match your existing space and budget.  For long-term value, you can invest in solid plastic partitions which offer the highest level of vandal and moisture resistance.  Stainless steel also offers these advantages and contributes a very sophisticated look to the design.  However, if you are on a budget, plastic laminate, solid phenolic, and even baked enamel in some cases can be substituted in the interests of reducing costs.  If you have a smaller population, with less likelihood of deliberate vandalism, these materials can offer you immediate short term value and satisfactory long term value.

Do you help with design?

We can design your entire restroom for you if you give us the appropriate measurements for wall areas and square footage.  We can design the toilet stalls for both standard user and ADA access.  Sometimes this involves developing a new layout, sometimes it is only a matter of determining the number of stalls that is truly needed for a student population.  We will also recommend mounting styles and customization options, which include those that offer increased privacy for students.

Do you economize school bathrooms in other respects?

Yes.  Lavatory systems with fewer connections are easier for contractors to install.  Multi-user functionality allows for more than one student to be serviced in less physical space.  Also, using touch free faucets, a school can reduce the cost of operations by conserving water.

Do these new lavatories have ADA compliant models?

Yes.  One in particular, the Bradley Frequency lavatory, has the most exceptional knee clearance of any type of commercial sink on the market.  Other options include the Crescent, the OmniDeck, and the Verge, to name a few.

Do you have combination paper towel dispensers and waste receptacles?

Yes.  These are great for saving on space, but there is an even better way to save on space and budget.  Hand dryers eliminate the need for paper towels, which in turn also creates a cleaner environment with less temptation to vandalize floors and toilets with paper towels.  This eliminates constant repurchasing of new supplies, and it results in a much cleaner environment.  Other combination fixtures exists for stall areas and vanity areas that can economize school bathrooms even more.  Ask our design team about options when you call us.

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 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-877-483-9270 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 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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