So your company’s bathrooms aren’t looking so hot. You’ve been tasked with the project of getting them redone. Not sure where to start? Just follow this easy guide.
Step 1. Measure Your Restroom
Go ahead and take measurements of your bathroom. Draw a simple layout of restroom including the stalls and walls that connect them. You’ll also need to get the distance between the walls and the size of the room. Get the exact width of each stall. Standard stalls are usually 36″ and handicap stalls are 60″.
Step 2. Partition Material
1. Metal – The least expensive high quality partitions. They have a powdered coat that is applied electrostatically over galvanealed steel. These stalls are highly resistant to fading, scuffs, and general wear. These are very easy to clean. They are available in a wide assortment of colors.
2. Solid Plastic – These are great for bathroom with a high volume of traffic. Not easily dented and are easy to clean. Plastic toilet partitions are manufactured with 100% post-consumer plastic making them environmentally friendly. Extremely durable and usually used in low maintenance bathrooms. Unaffected by high humidity or corrosion and resistant to any sort of moisture.
3. Stainless Steel – Stainless Steel partitions are made to withstand the toughest of conditions that they are nearly indestructible. Stainless steel partitions are constructed of type #304 stainless. These are very popular in busy and high-end locations. Has a very elegant, modern look that goes well with many bobrick bathroom accessories. Vandalism is easily removed by buffing.
4. Plastic Laminate – If the stylish look of your bathroom is very important to you than this may be your choice. Laminate stalls are offered in a broad variety of colors and finishes. They are banded to ensure the best water resistance and durability.
5. Solid Phenolic – These bathroom partitions are best used in an area where durability and strength are a high priority. Produced to handle the harshest environments, phenolic is impact, corrosion and water resistant. These won’t allow the growth of bacteria.
Step 3. Call Your Vendor
Now that you’ve got your design layout and you know what kind of material you need, you can start the ordering process. Many places will turn you away if you don’t have a layout ready. Luckily, we’ve got that part covered. They’ll walk you through getting the best pricing and should provide you with a CAD layout of your bathroom. Make sure to ask any questions you may have about the functionality, layout, or aesthetic design.
Step 4. Order Time
By this time you should have CAD layouts, pricing, color charts and anything else they provide. Before ordering, make sure to confirm the measurements of your restroom. The measurements need to be accurate. Take account any obstructions that may be present. Confirm whether the layout meets ADA requirements.
Step 5. Prepare For Delivery
While your bathroom stalls are being constructed, you’ll be given a code that tracks your order through the manufacturing and delivery process. When your order is complete, it’ll be inspected, boxed, and loaded for delivery.
Now, to make sure you’re ready for your shipment. Make sure you have an area to store your new partitions and a plan on what to do with your old partitions. Unless you have a loading dock or forklift, it’s best to have an extra pair of hands to help with unloading. If this will be an issue, ask your vendor if they can arrange any sort of assistance with unloading. Don’t let the driver leave until you’ve made sure everything is there and nothing is damaged. Make not of any damage when signing for the order.
Step 6. Keep In Mind
Make sure you have other restrooms available while the construction is going on. Keep everything clean and organized. Read the instructions provided a few times before starting.