Determine how much space you have to work with. Some public restrooms consist of only two or three stalls. Others are designed to accommodate large numbers of people at a time. In smaller bathrooms, floor space may be very limited. Restroom partitions may need to be hung from the ceiling in order to conserve floor space. In larger rooms where heavy traffic is common, floor mounted dividers that are braced in the ceiling may be the best choice. This mounting style offers maximum stability in the face of heavy usage.
In many remodeling projects, though, ceilings may lack the necessary supports to attach a brace to the ceiling. Floor mounted styles and floor mounted overhead braced styles are the only options for these projects.
Determine your budget. It goes without saying that restroom partitions vary in price. The cost of simpler materials like baked enamel and plastic is far less than materials like stainless steel. When funds are extremely limited, baked enamel or basic plastic represent viable options that are easy to clean. They are also durable materials provided they are not subject to constant rough use or deliberate vandalism.
Determine your risk of vandalism. In public schools, bus terminals, and civic buildings, there is always the risk of vandalism.
People target these areas partly because of their ready accessibility, and partly because they are iconic of authoritative power structures which many people perceive to have victimized them. Restroom partitions here need to be composed of the toughest materials that can withstand vandalism from writing implements and sharp-tipped object. Phenolic core toilet dividers and stainless steel are two excellent options for this.
Determine how much décor you require. Some public restrooms are located in establishments that represent the finer side of life. Luxury hotels, art galleries, museums, and symphonic halls are examples. Buildings like these require the most sophisticated materials be used throughout in order to establish aesthetic themes that reinforce the purpose of the establishments. Consequently, even the bathrooms have to look superb.
Determine the level of sterility your facility needs. If you are building a restroom in a health care facility of any kind, you need to ensure maximum sanitation for patients. The biggest threat that any surface area poses to public health is moisture retention. When a surface holds water, it becomes a breeding ground for disease-causing bacteria. Therefore, it is imperative to choose restroom partitions that block the absorption of water completely. This causes water to evaporate too quickly for bacteria to form colonies on the surface.
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