What are the 4 types of toilet partition mounting styles?
There are four different styles for mounting toilet partitions. The styles are Overhead Braced, Floor Mounted, Ceiling Hung, and Floor To Ceiling. The four styles are as follows:
1. Overhead Braced Toilet Partitions:
Overhead braced toilet partition style is the most popular and economical toilet partition style and the most and frequently purchased for new and existing commercial toilet partition 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 is the most popular toilet partition mounting style.
2. Floor Mounted Toilet Partitions:
Floor mounted toilet partition style is ideal for restrooms with concrete floors. It provides a consistent appearance across the top of panels and pilasters for a modern look. Headrail is not required. This is the second most popular toilet partition mounting style.
3. Ceiling Hung Toilet Partitions:
Ceiling hung toilet partition style provides for unobstructed floor space beneath the stalls and attractive and aesthetically appealing straight lines. The open design at the floor means easy access for better maintenance and reduced operating cost. Floor to ceiling pilasters can be added to provide maximum strength and durability. This style goes hand-in-hand with wall-hung fixtures for full floor accessibility. Proper installation requires attachment to structural ceiling support.
4. Floor To Ceiling Toilet Partitions:
Floor to Ceiling toilet partition style is recommended for rooms with low to medium height ceilings where additional stability is desired. This style is extremely stable and durable (as a result of double mountings) and is an ideal solution for busy restrooms where vandalism resistance is critical. The design requires blocking / ceiling reinforcement for the pilasters to securely attach. The maximum recommended floor to ceiling height is 96″ (8 feet). Floor to ceiling style is highly specified by architects as a result of visual and aesthetic appeal and is highly preferred by business owners as a result of structural stability.