In this blog we discuss the most common cubicle partition materials available and what makes them so popular, to help you decide which one is best for your restroom facility.
Why It’s Important to get the Right Toilet Partitions
When it comes to designing a spectacular new bathroom, most people first think about the basin or choice of floor materials first to achieve a high-specification look. However, when it comes to designing a restroom for a public space or business, one of the most important considerations is the toilet cubicle. In fact, in restrooms, the cubicle partitions form a large part of the entire restroom area, so it’s crucial to get them right.
In a previous blog we talked about How Bathrooms Make or Break Businesses and this couldn’t be more true when it comes to toilet cubicles, since they facilitate guest privacy and comfort.
No two commercial restrooms are exactly the same, with huge differences in the number of expected users, the floor layout, and more, but thankfully toilet partitions come in a wide range of materials and finishes, so you can achieve the perfect fit out.
In this blog we will talk about the most common partition materials and styles, to help you determine which one will be best for your restroom project.
Solid Plastic Toilet Partitions
If you’re looking for a durable material that can withstand heavy use, such as in an airport, school, or sports facility, then solid plastic is an excellent choice. High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) or solid plastic, is able to withstand a lot of wear and tear and a wide variety of conditions. This solid material is around one inch thick and comes in a wide variety of solid colours that seamlessly work with almost any overall design plan. Solid plastic is also resistant to humidity and water, scratch resistant and easy to maintain. However, not all customers are happy with the aesthetic value of solid plastic, and the price is also an obstacle for some projects.
Metal Toilet Partitions
Metal toilet partitions cover a number of choices such as powder coated stainless steel and aluminium. Metal partitions not only complement many faucets, basins and light fittings, they’re also extremely durable, scratch and stain resistant, corrosion resistant, sanitary, and easy to maintain. In particular, businesses choose metal toilet partitions because they give off a sleek look that is fitting in a business environment. Metal toilet partitions, such as our Aluminium City Trim Range have clean lines, enhanced strength and antibacterial properties. We think it’s no surprise they’re so popular when they tick so many boxes on the wish list.
Stainless Steel Toilet Partitions
Stainless steel partitions can also handle both very dry through to very humid conditions, so no matter what the day throws at your building, your restroom will still be in perfect shape. No rust or corrosion to be seen here! Better yet, they can handle lots of wear and tear, so in terms of value for money, they’re way up there. Of course, there are some drawbacks, namely the weight of stainless steel can make the installation process more difficult and costly. However, once installed, stainless steel doors swing easily and make a favourable impression.
Laminate Panel Toilet Partitions
Laminate panels are made from a solid composite that outperforms plastic and stone. Created from paper and resin through a process called polymerisation, laminate panels are both very strong and very durable. Their many benefits include being scratch, stain, wear and impact resistant, as well as being waterproof and highly versatile. In fact, laminate panels can be made to look like other more expensive materials, while having the added benefit of being physically streamline, between 3mm and 18mm wide! For this reason, you will see laminate panels used frequently across our high-quality cubicle partitioning range, such as our prefabricated Senator Range suitable for top-end high-use restrooms.
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