Overhead Braced

Overhead braced toilet partition style is the most popular and economical toilet partition style and the most and frequently purchased for new & existing commercial restroom projects. The construction has pilasters that are attached to the floor (floor-mounted) and is stabilized at the top of the pilaster with anti-grip aluminum anodized headrail (overhead braced) for extra structural support and rigidity. The headrail generally crosses the partition from two perpendicular directions, attaching to the surrounding walls for extra stability. This style is specifically designed for areas where high strength is required and installation considerations (high ceilings) prevent other toilet partition configuration styles. This construction style can be used with light weight concrete or wood floors. **Image to the left is displayed in Powder Coated material, Standard Series, and in Overhead Braced style, for illustrative purposes only. For complete customization, you can combine any material, any series, and any style!**

Uses & Considerations

Construction Features

  • This design is attached to the floor and stabilized at the top of the pilaster with headrail.
  • The headrail material is anodized aluminum and is considered "anti-grip" as a result of the pointed top, making it uncomfortable to hang or pull down on.
  • The pilasters are 82" high, which extend 12" above the doors.
  • The headrail is 1 - 2/4" thick and comes with end plugs for wall connection.
  • Can be used with light weight concrete or wood floors.

Benefits & Recommendations

  • This design provides a much stronger support than the floor mounted only configuration style.
  • This style is recommended for heavy traffic or vandalism-prone areas.
  • Most frequently used in schools, restaurants, and office buildings.
  • Best for commercial projects on a lower project, as it is the most economical toilet partition style.
  • Installation is very easy - most skilled contractors/carpenters with knowledge of reading instructions can install overhead braced partitions without an issue.
  • It does not require any special floor or ceiling construction.
  • Typically recommended in areas with unusually high ceilings.

Disadvantages

  • Not recommended for installations in which pilasters cannot be drilled into and mounted to solid floors.
  • Does not allow for complete floor access and makes it a bit more difficult for maintenance personnel to clean floors in an efficient manner.