What Is a Bathroom Partition?

A bathroom partition is made up of the stall walls and door that provide privacy around a public restroom toilet. It may not be the first detail you think of when you’re designing a new restroom for your business, but partitions are one of the most important factors to consider. Because they’re one of the first things your customers will notice in your restroom, installing quality-made, well-designed toilet partitions will lead to great impressions.

Configurations and Bathroom Design

There are five common toilet partition configurations — or designs and layouts — in public restrooms:

  • Standard: A standard stall is the most common type of partition at the conventional size.
  • ADA: ADA stalls are larger than standard stalls and required in all public restrooms in the United States.
  • In corner: These stalls are built into the corner of the restroom.
  • Between walls: This stall type is constructed between two walls.
  • Alcove: These stalls extend from wall to wall. They’re usually situated at the end of a row and made into accessible ADA stalls.

The configurations you choose for your restroom should be based on the size of the space and the amount of traffic you expect, as these factors will affect how many toilet and urinal partitions you can install.

Common Materials Used for Toilet Partitions

Selecting restroom partition material is a critical step in restroom design. The option you use should be functional while matching the aesthetic of your space. One Point Partitions has five materials available that offer different benefits and are suitable for particular uses:

  • Powder-coated steel: Made of honeycomb cardboard between two steel panels, this durable partition material is our most cost-effective option.
  • Laminate: Laminate partitions are made of a thick particle board core inside laminate material. They’re a dependable choice with Moisture Guard™ protection.
  • Solid plastic: Solid plastic partitions require minimal maintenance and can last for several years.
  • Phenolic: Phenolic material has fused paper layers stiffened under a treatment of phenolic resin. This solution is easy to maintain and suitable for a range of environments.
  • Stainless steel: Stainless steel partitions are made of a honeycomb core within stainless steel panels. This premium material looks sleek in many restrooms.

Mounting Styles

You can install restroom partitions in a number of ways. Choose a mounting style based on your restroom structure and chosen partition material:

  • Floor anchored and overhead braced: Pilasters — or supports — are mounted to an overhead support beam and fastened to the floor with metal shoes.
  • Floor to ceiling hung: Pilasters are secured to the floor and ceiling.
  • Floor anchored: Pilasters are anchored to the floor with no overhead support.
  • Ceiling hung: Pilasters are mounted to the ceiling with no floor support.

Get a Quote on Restroom Partitions From One Point Partitions

Launch your restroom project with One Point Partitions, the experts in partition design. Our team will help you create the functional and thematic restroom you want in your church, hotel or office. Our partitions are durable, cost-efficient and made in the USA. To get started, contact us today!