4 Types of Toilet Partitions

Great Ideas for Toilet Partitions

There are four major types of bathroom 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 favorite partition types, their advantages and drawbacks.

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Metal Partitions

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Metal partitions are the most common and economical option available. The most common 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 a 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.

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Plastic Laminate Toilet Partitions

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This type of partition will normally cost about 10% more than the powder coated steel, our first option. As the previous model, many manufacturers will offer the 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 problems 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.

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Solid Plastic Toilet Partitions

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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 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.

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Stainless Steel Toilet Partitions

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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 ones, and sometimes they can cost twice as much as the powder coated steel partitions. They can last very long time and they be 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 sometime 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.

Many More Options

These four options listed above are among the favorites types of wall partitions in the market. However, there are many more options available but everything will depend on what you have been required to install. Be sure to compare prices and also remember that the layout of bathroom will also influence on the pricing for your partition. My favorite one, stainless steel, as they are durable, resistant and they offer an eye-appealing look.