Shower stall partitions are a mainstay in public facilities, ranging from dorms to locker rooms. They’re not merely dividers but essential pieces for adding privacy. The partitions influence the users’ perception of the facility as a whole.
To give your public lavatory the ambiance and cleanliness it deserves, incorporate shower stall partitions or have your existing ones replaced if they’re outdated. Worn partitions can give the space the illusion of being unkempt and unclean.
Choose from a variety of designs that meet the needs of your facility. The most popular partitions include the following:
Laminated surfaces are a popular choice for all types of bathroom partitions because they offer a wide variety of color options and have durable surfaces. But the problem with traditional fiberboard-core laminate is if the core absorbs moisture it causes the all-to-common "bubbling" that we've all seen in low-cost cabinetry. That's where phenolic comes in.
While nearly identical in appearance to high pressure laminate, the phenolic core is impervious to moisture. The results in no expansion and therefore no bubbling or delamination of the surface. In addition to moisture resistance, phenolic also offers extreme resistance to scratches and impact. All these features combined make phenolic a popular and ideal choice for shower stalls.
Go with Phenolic if:
Plastic has a reputation for being low-quality. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth with regards to HDPE plastic. High-quality plastic is resistant to dents and scratches.
Furthermore, it consistently retains its original appearance after years of daily use. Lower-grade plastic may warp when exposed to temperature changes, which may frequently occur when users swap between cold and hot showers. Solid plastic dividers provide high resistance against elemental fluctuations.
The best part about solid plastic is the value it offers vs phenolic.
Go with solid plastic if:
Steel is actually extremely rare for shower stalls. However, certain highly specialized applications may still utilize it.
The very presence of stainless steel exudes a luxurious vibe that makes them an excellent choice for hotels and state-of-the-art sports centers. Steel is naturally resistant to fire and chemical exposure.
Steel surfaces are available in different surface textures, including a brushed flat surface and an embossed design. You can also elect for a hybrid option of brushed on one side and embossed on the other.
Stainless steel is great for any facility frequented by VIPs or other high-profile members. This includes sports arenas used by world-class athletes or prestigious universities with a top-ranking collegiate athletics department.
Go with stainless steel if:
For residential homes, glass shower partitions lend a spacious appearance to bathrooms. Glass causes the space to be visually uninterrupted and increases light transmission. Just be ready to keep the panels clean! Needless to say, glass shower partitions aren't fit for commercial applications. However, you may be surprised to find that some ultra-high end facilities use opaque enameled glass partitions for bathrooms.
You can also enhance partitions with an assortment of add-on accessories and hardware. This includes:
While such accessories are generally mounted on the wall, you can install them on the partitions if you choose. The panels are customizable and can include helpful accessories for enhancing the public showering experience.
When you order shower partitions, they will also come with all the necessary mounting hardware, including brackets, fasteners, and screws. In-house installation is possible with basic tools. However, a professional contractor can perform the installation at an affordable cost and on the same day.
All included mounting hardware is just as durable as the partitions and resistant to moisture and rust. The mounting materials also provide enough sturdiness to keep the partition steady if someone leans on it.
Privacy equals comfort. Even in the home, who uses the bathroom with the door open? Showering with a stranger just inches away from you can be unsettling for many people. A partition may not provide 100% privacy, but the divider provides enough to alleviate any discomfort associated with public showering.
If guests and customers feel hesitant to utilize your facility fully, it can negatively impact their perception of your accommodations.
Many analysts have speculated that bathroom and shower space quality impacts customer retention. Lack of partitions can also lead to recurring complaints, further lowering user/customer satisfaction. Never overlook the importance of customer comfort.
Shower stall partitions are a simple addition that bring enormous advantages. It adds such a degree of comfort and usability to your public shower spaces. Learn more by contacting Fast Partitions, and make your lavatory more user-friendly for guests and customers alike.