The Different Types of Toilet Partitions
There are four major types of toilet partitions in the market. Normally, the type of partition used depends on the amount of traffic going to the bathroom. Below you will find some of the most common partition types, their advantages, and drawbacks.
Metal partitions are the most common and economical option available for restrooms. The most popular one is the powder-coated steel. The color is applied by powdering the steel and putting it inside an oven, on which the powder is baked on the surface.
The powder steel is applied over a sheet of metal that covers honeycomb cardboard. Many manufacturers will offer a 1-year warranty option.
It is the favorite option as it offers a nice finish although the variety of colors is somewhat limited. Prices can vary between $230 and $900 depending on the type of configuration and quantity of partitions needed.
This type of partition will normally cost about 10% more than the powder coated steel, our first option. Like the previous model, many manufacturers will offer a limited 1-year warranty on their products.
These pieces are created by gluing a layer of laminated to a particle board substrate. Then a thin sheet of laminate is applied to the sheet of metal. It is so popular because it can be obtained in a wide variety of colors and the final offering is highly customizable.
One big problem with these partitions is that they are not recommended in humid or areas that can become wet, such as water parks and pool bathrooms. If you install this type of partition, be sure to have it installed away from a shower area.
Prices can vary between $230 for a 36" by 60" deep and $1,100 for a three - 36" x 60", depending on the type of configuration and quantity of partitions needed.
Solid plastic partitions are very durable and resistant. They are made of one inch thick solid plastic panels, that will cost almost 75% more than powder coated steel partition and about 65% more than plastic laminate partition.
They are the ideal solution for public restrooms, schools, transportation facilities bathrooms, and heavy traffic restrooms. Their warranty is almost between 10 and 15 years long and because of their durability, they can be used almost everywhere.
They are not cheap, but they certainly will last longer than many other partition types. Prices can vary between $350 for a 36" by 60"deep and $1,800 for a three - 36" x 60", but that will also depend on the layout and type of installation needed.
If you want a durable and sophisticated look, then, stainless steel partitions are the best option. You can normally get them with some sort of pattern engraved in the stainless panel.
Between these four choices, stainless steel partitions are the most expensive, and sometimes they can cost twice as much as the powder coated steel partitions. They can last a very long time and they are scratch-resistant and clean easily. Stainless steel partitions can be used almost in any environment including water or humid environments.
Their only disadvantage is their cost and sometimes they can be too heavy to install but once installed they can swing easily. Prices can vary between $600 for a 36" by 60" deep and $2,500 for a three - 36" x 60", but that will also depend on the layout and type of installation needed.