Partition purchases can be difficult. ADA compliance, proper measurement, hard to find replacement parts, and lack of partition replacement know-how can make purchasing partitions for your restrooms seem a challenge to get right. This Toilet Partition Guide is specifically written for facility managers who are looking for help in repairing or replacing their toilet partitions.
Reading our guide will help you gain an understanding of the different types of toilet partitions available. You will also learn what the major partition manufacturers offer, what information and measurements are needed to order new partitions and parts, and more.
They say that you can judge a building by the quality of its restrooms. This is why it is so important to keep your facility’s restroom partitions well maintained. Not only do they need to look good, but they also need to be functional, and provide all expected amenities like privacy and ADA compliance.
Types of Toilet Partitions
There are different styles of toilet partitions, each designed for different facility needs or requirements. Below are drawings of five different types of toilet partitions.
Floor Supported Partitions
Floor Supported: When no overhead bracing is required, and ceiling hung partitions are impractical, floor supported partitions are ideal. Space and durability are important features.
Floor Supported with Headrail Partitions
Floor Supported with Headrail: This is our most popular style. Recommended for new and old buildings where economy, ease of installation, and rigid overhead bracing are required.
Ceiling Hung Partitions
Ceiling Hung: Ceiling hung partitions allow ease of floor maintenance. Used when dropped ceiling or open span type construction is practical.
Floor to Ceiling Partitions
Floor to Ceiling: Recommended for all areas subject to heavy usage. For problem areas, we recommend the use of full-length aluminum brackets and hinges.
Ultimate Privacy Partitions
Ultimate Privacy: When maximum privacy is desired, the Ultimate Privacy configuration can be incorporated into any of our partition styles. Panels and doors are 67″ high, and mounted 3-12″ off of the floor. Continuous brackets and no-sight doors will minimize any sight gaps.
There is some important information you should gather before sending us your partition order or quote. This information is key to getting the right partitions to meet your facility’s needs.
- 1. Your preferred material of your new partitions (Stainless steel, solid plastic (HDPE), powder-coated, steel, plastic laminate, black core phenolic, or color-thru phenolic)
- 2. Color of new partitions
- 3. Specify headrail braced, ceiling hung, or floor supported
- 4. Finished wall dimensions of room
- 5. C x C dimensions between fixtures (if possible)
- 6. ADA requirements
- 7. Door swings
- 8. Location of obstructions (radiators, windows, floor drains, etc.)
- 9. If ceiling hung, must specify floor to ceiling height
If you don’t know the answers to all of the questions above yet, that’s okay! Fill out the checklist as much as you can, then give us a call. We will help you with any questions you have.
When beginning your order for partitions, please submit the above information on a drawing of the room layout. Print our Partition Ordering Checklist (PDF) to make sure you give us all of the introductory information needed to get your partition quote started.
Manufacturers, Materials, Colors, and Styles
We are distributors for all major partition manufacturers including Global Partitions, Bobrick, Scranton Products, General Partitions, Hadrian, and more. Each of them provides a different collection of materials and colors for you to choose from.
Global Partitions is a major manufacturer of partition doors and parts. They offer a variety of materials and colors for toilet partitions: Stainless Steel, Solid Plastic (HDPE (High-Density Polymer)), Powder Coated Steel, Plastic Laminate with Moisture Guard™, Black Core Phenolic, and Color-Thru Phenolic. Each material has its own set of color options and styles. Global Partitions says that they are LEED Friendly, Designer Friendly, ADA Friendly, and Customer Friendly.
Many of their partition products have a 48-hour delivery timeframe.
Stainless Steel offers a modern and sleek look. It is corrosion resistant and easy to maintain. If a textured finish is added, it increases this material’s resistance to vandalism. Can have a satin or textured finish, and is available in all styles.
Solid Plastic (HDPE)) is very resistant to most cleaning chemicals used in public restrooms. It is also resistant to moisture, mildew, and graffiti. It is highly recommended for heavy traffic locations and areas with high humidity. Does not dent easily, rust, or delaminate. It is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Styles available: Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Powder Coated Steell is great quality at an economical price. Powder coated finish on galvanized steel makes this partition material resistant to corrosion, acids, grease, caustics, mars, and stains. Does not wear or fade, and can be easily managed. Comes in 15 different colors, and is available in all styles.
Plastic Laminate with Moisture Guard™ has a seamless edge that helps hide any black lines that appear in standard Plastic Laminate. It has been tested to be 3 times more durable against moisture and humidity than Legacy Plastic Laminate (another laminate material option from ASI). It is available in 45 different colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Black Core Phenolicis fused at a high pressure. This gives it strength, and allows it to be easily maintained. It can withstand severe moisture areas, such as saunas, pools, and showers. This material can also withstand being hosed down when cleaned. Great for areas that are more prone to vandalism. Available in 10 colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Color-Thru Phenolic has the color throughout the entire material. Great for areas that are more prone to vandalism. It can withstand impacts and scratches, and is graffiti resistant. Available in 6 colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Learn more in the ASI Global Partitions Brochure.
*Product Updated from Global Partitions: We learned in early January, 2022, that Global Partitions has updated their partition doors. Their new standard door is an Integrated Privacy door. Panels and pilasters have not changed, the only difference is the door. It’s a no cost upgrade. Now, every door has privacy. The only change that this will affect is if you are replacing doors in your facility, new doors you receive will not match any existing doors you keep. If you must stick with the coin latch hardware, it is a 15 business day lead time and a $100 setup charge for each door.
Bobrick Washroom offers three distinct material options available in different styles and colors. They offer Solid Color Reinforced Composite, Compact Laminate, and High-Pressure Laminate partitions. Bobrick is a 100+ year-old washroom accessory and toilet partition company. Their headquarters is located in North Hollywood, California. Many of Bobrick’s products are made in the USA.
Solid Color Reinforced Composite has color throughout the entire material. It is scratch, impact, moisture, and dent resistant. Graffiti can easily be removed from this material with no ghosting. Comes in four different earth tone colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
Compact Laminate is durable and has solid construction throughout. Removal of graffiti is easy and leaves no ghosting. It has a black edge design that gives it a sleek and modern look. Comes in 18 different colors. Styles available: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, Ceiling Hung, and Floor to Ceiling.
High-Pressure Laminate has concealed stainless steel hardware, and is scratch, dent, and impact resistant. Optional stainless steel trim is available. Comes in 35 different colors and can be mounted in the following styles: Floor Supported, Floor Supported with Headrail, and Ceiling Hung.
Learn more in the Bobrick Washroom Equipment Partitions Brochure.
General Partitions offers seven different partition materials, each with their own unique qualities. They offer Powder Coated Steel, Stainless Steel, Plastic Laminate, Solid Phenolic Core, High-Density Polymer, Fiberglass Reinforced, and Color-Thru Solid Phenolic Core. General Partitions is an internally owned and operated partition manufacturer. They bond their metal panel skins under pressure, resulting in strong construction. General Partition has 2-day shipping on many of their product offerings. They also utilize a specific way of packaging that results in 99% damage-free shipments of their powder-coated steel partitions. They also promote corner reinforcement on the exposed corners of their steel partitions.
Powder Coated Steel provides more protection and is moisture resistant. The material is very durable and easy to maintain. Has an anti-graffiti option. Comes in 17 standard colors and 4 textured colors. Available in all styles.
Stainless Steel is the ultimate in toilet partition protection. It offers a clean and sleek look while being strong and durable. Scratches can easily buff out, making this material easy to manage. Comes in Satin, Leather Grain, and Diamond textures. Powder coated finish is also available. Available in all styles.
Plastic Laminate is very economical and durable. It will not rust or dent. Dirt, grease, and cosmetics will not be able to penetrate the surface. Comes in 30 different color options, and is available in all mounting styles.
Solid Phenolic Core is constructed into one solid piece, and therefore it will not delaminate. It is also water, soap, detergent, and steam resistant. Comes in 30 different color options, and is available in all mounting styles.
High-Density Polymer color is solid throughout the entire material. It will not rust, rot, delaminate, or absorb any odors. Utilizes full height continuous aluminum brackets at all connections. Comes in 20 different color options. Styles available: Floor Supported with Headrail, Floor to Ceiling, and Ultimate Privacy.
Fiberglass Reinforced is highly durable and strong. Its surface is easy to clean, and is graffiti resistant. Ideal for heavy traffic areas and schools. This material meets USDA standards. Comes in four different color options. Styles available: Floor Supported with Headrail, Floor to Ceiling, and Ultimate Privacy.
Color-Thru Solid Phenolic Core has the same qualities as the Solid Phenolic Core mentioned above, but has the advantage of having the color throughout the entire material. This makes it great for high traffic areas and areas prone to vandalism. Comes in 15 different color options, and is available in all mounting styles.
Learn more in the General Partitions Brochure.
Scranton Products focuses solely on Solid Plastic Partitions. Their partitions are solid color throughout. They have three different collections/styles: Aria, Eclipse, and Hiny Hiders. Scranton Products has been making partitions for over 30 years. Their partitions are “premium, American-made solid plastic.”
Aria Partitions are solid plastic partitions that feature durability, highly customizable components, and a design for ultimate privacy. Scranton Products claims that within the Aria family of partitions, there are millions of design combinations to choose from. This enables you to bring your restroom design to life with a large variety of options. This includes choosing from over a dozen door and panel styles, as well as color, texture, trim and hardware options.
Eclipse Partitions are also constructed of solid plastic. They feature a privacy centered design including innovative hinges and post design structure. They also feature a contemporary anti-grip head rail.
Hiny Hiders is also a solid plastic partition. This style is Scranton Product’s more economical partition option, but it still has multiple hardware options, design configurations, and high privacy options.
Learn more in the Scranton Products Partitions Brochure.
Many partition manufacturers also carry additional partitions for other applications besides toilet partitions. They include:
- Urinal Screens
- Privacy Screens
- Shower Cubicles
- Dressing Compartments
- Shower Stall & Dressing Compartment Combination Units
- And more.
Toilet Partition Parts
Toilet partitions utilize a wide variety of parts, and Equiparts carries them all. These include brackets, hinges, latches, strikes and keepers, bolts, pilaster shoes, screens, and more. We carry hundreds of manufacturer parts for all of the major toilet partitions brands. We have many of these parts in stock and ready to ship, so you can always quickly get the items you need to keep your partitions in proper working order. See more of our many partition parts in our Catalog on pages 570-596, or give us a call to order the parts you need to repair your restroom partitions.
Top 10 Most Popular Partition Parts
Listed below are the ten most popular partition repair parts that our customers order through us.
|Part Number||Product Name||Manufacturer|
|14212||HD S/S HOOK W/CONCEALED MTG||Bobrick Washroom Equipment|
|14259||HD STAINLESS STEEL HOOK-EXPOSED MOUNT||Bobrick Washroom Equipment|
|11947||SATIN SS TOWEL PIN – PROJECTS 3″||Bobrick Washroom Equipment|
|16151||PARTITION BUMPER HOOK & PLATE FIX IT KIT||Equiparts Approved Vendor|
|15885||PARTITION LATCH-CONCEALED MT WITH TORX SCREW||ASI Global Partitions|
|14075||ADA LEVER PARTITION LATCH SET||Equiparts Approved Vendor|
|01443||CHROME BUMPER HOOK||Equiparts Approved Vendor|
|15647||LH CONTINUOUS PARTITION HINGE-54″||Equiparts Approved Vendor|
|14010||CONTINUOUS BRACKET FOR PARTITION 1″ x 54″ ALUMINUM||General Partitions|
How to Order Partitions and Partition Parts
Refresh the look of your restrooms by working with Equiparts! We have everything you need to keep your commercial restroom in working order. Whether you need complete partitions, or just partition repair parts, Equiparts is here to help.
Our partition experts can help you create a fresh new look for your restrooms that your employees and patrons will love. We work with all of the top partition manufacturers including ASI Global, General, Bobrick, Scranton Products, Hadrian, and more.
To place an order or receive a quote, just give us a call at 800-442-6622 M-F 8:00AM – 4:00PM, EST. One of our knowledgeable repair parts specialists will be happy to help you.
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We are interested in replacing two of our locker room partitions and would like to switch to the HDPE instead of steel. What would be the process and are these something we can do ourselves?
Hi Jason, sorry for our delay in reply. If you still need help, please give us a call and one of our partition sales reps can help you. 800-442-6622