We were recently contracted by Dynamic Industries as a vendor and installer of restroom partitions and accessories. Our team was responsible for the installation of restroom stalls and select commercial restroom accessories. The project encompassed the installation of restroom stalls and accessories. From start to finish, the project took only 3 days to complete and experienced no major setbacks or mishaps.
Dynamic Industries is an oil-related offshore services organization headquartered in New Orleans, LA. The organization specializes in fabrication, construction, and maintenance. A new facility, recently constructed in Gonzales, TX, is dedicated to the monitoring oil flow. Oil flow can actually be controlled remotely from this facility if necessary. This new facility has three restrooms: 1 men's, 1 women's, and 1 shop.
XPB Locker and Supply installed 3 stalls in the restroom located near the shop. We also installed a single urinal screen. In this particular restroom, there was no need for ADA stalls. Standard stalls were constructed, measuring 37" each. We also installed various restroom accessories, including mirrors and paper towel dispensers.
In the men's restroom, we installed 2 restroom stalls. One of these was a 37" standard stall, while the other was an ADA compliant stall measuring 62" in width.
We installed a total of three restroom stalls in the women's restroom. One stall was a 62" ADA compliant enclosure, while the other two were 37" standard stalls. During the course of the installation, we decided to alter the measurements of the ADA stall slightly. This stall was located between two walls, and the door was difficult to shut. To improve the functionality of the door, we ordered a new pilaster and installed it.
The client had ordered baked enamel restroom partitions because they felt that a cost-effective material was best suited for the facility. With something of a rather small staff, and with virtually no risk of vandalism, baked enamel proved to be an ideal choice for their requirements. Baked enamel is a readily available material that represents the low end of the price spectrum. While it is easy to scratch, it is also repainted and comes with a touch up paint kit that can be used to repair incidental bumps and scratches it may endure.
These restroom partitions were installed in the floor mounted, overhead braced configuration. This configuration is one of the sturdiest mounting configurations, second only to floor to ceiling mounts. However, the floor mounted, overhead braced mount is much easier to install, and it takes much less time than floor to ceiling build outs.
Additional Accessories Installed During the Project
While our primary responsibility was to install restroom partitions for the new facility, we were also contracted to install certain essential commercial restroom accessories. All restrooms required mirrors and paper towel dispensers. ADA stalls were fitted with grab bars per ADA stall construction regulations. In addition to installing toilet paper dispensers in the shop, men's, and women's restrooms, we also installed a convenient disposal fixture for feminine products in the women's restroom.