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  |  Apr 28, 2023

Commercial Bathroom Stalls

This article covers some basics of commercial bathroom stall design, emphasizing material, configuration, and hardware options.

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  |  Apr 21, 2023

What is the Smallest Commercial ADA Bathroom Layout?

This article describes the smallest wheelchair accessible and ambulatory stalls based on the national ADA requirements.

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  |  Apr 14, 2023

Why do Bathroom Stalls Have Gaps? Part 3 - Doors

This article explains why there are gaps at the edges of the doors in commercial bathroom stalls.

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  |  Apr 07, 2023

Why do Bathroom Stalls Have Gaps? Part 2 - Walls

This article explains why there are gaps between walls and commercial bathroom stalls.

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  |  Mar 31, 2023

Why do Bathroom Stalls Have Gaps? Part 1 - Floors and Ceilings

This article explains why there are floor and ceiling gaps in commercial bathroom stalls, including the influence of some ADA compliance issues.

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  |  Mar 25, 2023

ADA Bathroom Requirements – Children's Toilet Partitions

This article covers federal ADA bathroom requirements, focusing on dimensional ADA compliance for children's toilet partitions.

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  |  Mar 25, 2023

ADA Bathroom Requirements - Adult Toilet Partitions

This article covers federal ADA bathroom requirements, focusing on dimensional ADA compliance for adult toilet partitions.

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  |  Mar 17, 2023

European Style Commercial Toilet Partitions

European style toilet partitions in commercial restrooms are partitions which feature: A “clean” or “single plane” look, including flush surfaces

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  |  Dec 23, 2021

Dog in the Night

Design "tipping points"

When I was a teenager my bedroom door never quite latched shut, which meant anybody could enter by simply pushing on the door. That was fine with me until our dog, Charlie, figured this out. After that, Charlie w...

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  |  Nov 09, 2021

Incredibly Beautiful Materials (That May Not Work Well in Bathrooms)

Great materials in the wrong application

We understand the impulse. You go on vacation, stand among the most beautiful rock formation you’ve ever witnessed, and are inspired to incorporate that kind of grandeur into the bathroom space of your new buildi...

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  |  Sep 30, 2021

Some Perplexing Things About Alcoves

And advice for their consideration

When it comes to layout options for bathroom spaces, designers have four general layout options to consider: in-corner, between wall, free-standing, and alcove. The first two layout options are the most common i...

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  |  Jul 30, 2021

Ceiling Hung Toilet Partitions

The highs, lows, and whoas of this mounting style

When it comes to design, the saying goes, “form follows function.” But who gets to determine the definitions and nuances that make up function? When it comes to commercial restrooms, the end user is not the only ...

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  |  Jul 30, 2021

Lessons Learned

Material properties in stile and rail doors

Even though we’ve been in the business for more than 40 years, we've found there's always something new to learn, especially when it comes to high-end doors. Years ago, we had a contract in Summerlin which was Ir...

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