Toilet Partitions Material Selection and Application Guide
Choosing the right toilet partition material for your application is crucial to the success and longevity of your restroom project. While budget is always a major factor, choosing a material on price alone may not best suit your needs. That’s why we’ve built this quick guide to better equip you with the tools you need for a successful project.
• Best Suited for Offices, Restaurants, & Retail Stores
Baked enamel or powder coated bathroom partitions from Global Partitions, Bradley, Hadrian, Columbia Partitions, and Ampco are the most economical materials available. Toilet partitions from these manufacturers come in a wide variety of colors and mounting styles, including floor mounted overhead-braced, floor braced, ceiling hung, and floor to ceiling hung. Sustainable Supply is proud to offer 48-hour shipping from various manufacturers.
Baked enamel partitions are great for budget conscious customers with low moisture restrooms. Toilet partitions from our manufacturers vary in recycled content from 25-80% and many are GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions and free of urea-formaldehyde, a known air-quality contaminant. This material provides for moderate protection from vandalism, so in most cases it’s not the best choice for applications with that potential. Office buildings, restaurants, and retail stores are a few examples of application types that commonly require baked enamel steel restroom partitions.
• Corrosion Resistant - Best Suited for Office Buildings and Restaurants
Plastic laminate toilet partitions, or P-LAM as it’s commonly known in the industry, are available from Global Partitions and Bobrick and provide for an economical choice with a virtually unlimited option of colors. Laminate surfaces have been used in homes and businesses for many years, and while most people are familiar with them as a countertop or furniture finish, plastic laminate also produces a versatile restroom divider material. Like the baked enamel steel materials, P-LAM is also available in the following mounting styles: floor mounted overhead-braced, floor braced, ceiling hung, and floor to ceiling hung. We also offer 48-hour shipping on toilet partitions from several manufacturers.
Plastic laminate is another great material for budget conscious customers and includes up to 47% recycled content. Many are GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions and free of urea-formaldehyde, a known air-quality contaminant. While the material is corrosion resistant, it is not moisture resistant, and therefore not recommended for pools, health clubs, or any other high moisture environments. Facilities with graffiti and vandalism problems should not choose this material as it can be scratched, carved, and etched into. Plastic laminate is the perfect choice for an office building, doctor’s office, or restaurant that desires a custom but affordable look.
• Superior Moisture Resistance - Best Suited for Health Clubs, Pools, Stadiums, Schools and High-Traffic Locations
Solid high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic restroom dividers offer one of the best solutions for high traffic and moist environments. Solid plastic bathroom partitions are impervious to moisture, so they won’t absorb odors, delaminate, rust, or mildew. HDPE toilet partitions are available from Bradley, Global Partitions, Columbia Partitions, Hadrian, and Ampco in numerous color options.
Solid plastic toilet partitions also feature many great sustainable and green benefits. Standard plastic material is available with up to 30% pre-consumer recycled HDPE, but premium plastic material constructed out of 100% post-consumer HDPE is also available. Select manufacturers produce partitions that are GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions and free of urea-formaldehyde, a known air-quality contaminant.
Sustainable Supply is proud to offer 48-hour shipping from many manufacturers in the most popular colors to complement your restroom design. Pricing on plastic bathroom stalls is considerably higher than powder coated/baked enamel steel and plastic laminate, however, in high moisture and vandal prone areas, HDPE offers years of cost savings due to its strength, resistance to moisture, and low maintenance design. HDPE restroom partitions are best suited for health clubs, recreation centers, pools, stadiums, schools, and other high traffic restrooms.
• Durable & Vandal Resistant - Best Suited for Recreation Centers, Airports, Office Buildings, and High-End Applications
Phenolic toilet partitions are a versatile material that can be installed in a variety of applications. The material is one of the most durable and vandal resistant available, perfect for high traffic and moist environments. Phenolic partitions are available from Ampco, Columbia Partitions, Bradley, and Global Partitions in a variety of mounting styles and colors. Sustainable Supply offers 48-hour shipping on phenolic core toilet partitions from several manufacturers.
Phenolic toilet partitions are also a great choice for any green restroom design. Phenolic bathroom products will hold up for years in the harshest of environments, but also include recycled content, and select manufacturers produce partitions that are GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions and free of urea-formaldehyde, a known air-quality contaminant.
Costs on phenolic partitions are comparable to solid plastic partitions, but are typically cheaper than most stainless steel products. However, cost savings are realized over the life of this product as it contributes to lower maintenance costs through its unmatched durability. Phenolic is the perfect material choice for recreation centers, aquatic centers, airports, office buildings, and most high end applications.
• High-End Look & Low Maintenance - Great for Offices, Restaurants, and High Traffic Areas
Stainless steel bathroom stalls have been one of the most popular materials for toilet partitions over several decades. The material’s high-end look and durability still remains a top choice for many building owners, property managers, architects, and contractors. Stainless Steel bathroom partitions offer another great option for high traffic and vandalism prone restrooms. Typical applications for stainless steel stalls are office buildings, restaurants, airports, rest areas, and other high traffic restrooms, however, we do not recommend stainless steel for shower stalls or excessively moist environments.
Stainless steel partitions are available from Global Partitions, Bradley, Columbia Partitions, Hadrian, and Ampco in a variety of mounting styles with up to 91% recycled content. Select manufacturers produce partitions that are GREENGUARD Certified for low chemical emissions and free of urea-formaldehyde, a known air-quality contaminant.
Need Stainless Steel restroom partitions, doors, panels, and mounting hardware in a hurry? We offer unbeatable 48-hour shipping from select manufacturers on brushed stainless steel and 5WL Textured stainless steel products. While the price point on stainless steel partitions is the highest, the product offers a great return on investment due to its durability and low maintenance design.
Restroom Partitions Mounting Options
Floor-Mounted, Overhead Braced
This mounting option provides the lowest cost solution for high traffic areas that are also prone to vandalism. This option does not require any special floor or ceiling construction, so installation is easy in both new construction and existing buildings. The anti-grip headrail provides superior rigidity. (Powder coated metal, plastic laminate, phenolic, stainless steel, solid plastic)
This mounting option enhances the design of your restroom while providing functional performance. In buildings with high ceilings, this style will enhance the openness of the space. A minimum three inch concrete floor anchor is required. (Powder coated metal, plastic laminate, phenolic, stainless steel)
This mounting option is well-suited for restrooms with low ceilings. Without any obstructions underneath, this style promotes fast and easy maintenance, but does require structural support in the ceiling for maximum rigidity. Ceiling-hung partitions are not recommended for ceiling heights over eight feet.( powder coated metal, plastic laminate, phenolic, stainless steel)
This mounting option works well where your partitions system requires additional support. This style is anchored at the floor and ceiling.(powder coated metal, plastic laminate, phenolic, stainless steel, solid plastic)