Bathroom Stall Sizes
Last updated on November 30th, 2018 at 08:14 pm
Whether you plan to remodel your bathroom or build entirely new facilities, you must factor in toilet stall dimensions. Your stall sizes will depend on official codes, the room and your personal preferences. Once you figure out how to make a compliant layout within your bathroom size, you have creative control over the other factors.
This guide will provide a general overview of toilet partition height and dimensions in bathroom design.
Minimum Stall Numbers and Sizes
After measuring your total room size, you have to outline your space based on the stall dimensions and the number of wash closets you must have at a minimum. OSHA requires a specific number of toilets based on how many employees you have. Also, the International Plumbing Code (IPC) sets a minimum width of 30″ for stalls, no matter if they have a wall-mounted or floor-mounted partition.
Remember that wall molding and treatments count as obstructions in this code. You must measure the clearance between the treatment and partition.
Sizes for ADA-Compliant Stalls
People with disabilities need extra room to maneuver and reach in a bathroom stall. Consequently, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) created minimum measurements for accessible wash closets. If you have a restroom available to the public, you must include an accessible stall. Even if you don’t have a public bathroom, you may want to make an accessible wash closet for your employees.
You must take turning room, hardware height and stall width into account when designing these stalls. For more information about the ADA’s requirements, read our primer. We can also help you figure out the measurements during our free design consultation.
Taking Door Swing Into Account
When you determine the depth of your bathroom stalls, you must remember that you need room to open the door. Most toilet stall doors open inwards to avoid safety and privacy issues. So, you have to create a clearance between the toilet and door that allows it to swing the entire way. Considering that you’ll have a minimum stall width of 30″, you’ll need to add at least that much depth to the wash closet.
The way you mount your toilet partitions will determine their height, especially when you make an ADA-compliant restroom. Each mounting system features different floor and ceiling clearances. You have to subtract these clearances from your total ceiling height to get an idea of your partition dimensions.
Designing Your Bathroom Layout
If you don’t have experience with planning bathrooms or don’t have the time to do the math, our three-step partition planner can help. Input the number of toilets, urinals, privacy screens and ADA stalls you need. Then, pick a layout that suits your preferences. We’ll give you some standard measurements to help you figure out partition size. If you need to add an extra room, feel free to create another layout.
Once you specify all the rooms and toilets you’ll need, we’ll give you a quote. Adjust your final measurements with our help during your design session or call us at 800-756-6817.