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.
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