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Scranton Products’ Aria Partitions Win Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products Magazine

Scranton Products’ Aria Partitions™ were awarded a 2018 Architectural Products Magazine “Product Innovation Award” (PIA), judged by a group of 16 industry professionals. The program annually honors innovation in the development and refinement of building-related products, while recognizing outstanding manufacturer new product introductions.

“Building on the success of last year’s program, our eighth edition of this award proves commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance and affordability,” said Jim Crockett, editorial director, Architectural Products Magazine.

“We are very honored to have Aria among the innovations in this year’s PIA Awards,” said Rob Donlon, vice president of sales & marketing at Scranton Products. “The recognition emphasizes the overall quality and innovation of this product line. Our goal is to make Aria Partitions the industry standard for safety, comfort and stylish elegance in commercial restrooms nationwide.”

Designed with striking aesthetics and offering countless options for making every restroom a one-of-a-kind creation. The award highlights the beauty and privacy of a partition system that can be customized with 17 innovative door designs, 7 panel designs and 27 rich colors & textures to create aesthetics that rise well above traditional commercial restroom styles. In addition to removing intrusive sightlines, the partitions’ continuous edge-mounted hinges eliminate the need for unsightly face-mounted hardware.

The 2018 Product Innovation Awards from Architectural Products will be announced in the publication’s November issue. To learn more about Scranton Products’ new Aria Partitions please visit www.scrantonproducts.com or call 800-445-5148.

Configurations of Toilet Partitions

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Configured for Beauty and Privacy

When choosing toilet partitions privacy, aesthetics, and durable performance are just a few aspects that need to be considered, and selecting the right configuration is essential to the overall design of your public restroom facility.  At Scranton Products, we believe in responding to client needs with innovative, customizable solutions, and we offer a full range of features, options, and configurations to help you create exceptional bathroom designs.

One of the most important concerns in a public restroom is privacy and Scranton Products offers several partition options that can be configured to meet your facility’s privacy concerns. Our Aria™, Eclipse®, and Hiny Hiders® partitions have variable configurations that deliver contemporary looks and superior privacy. You can customize the partitions in many different ways to achieve the level of privacy you require, from a standard 55” height to a 72” height. Choose sleek, smooth, minimum-sight design options for the ultimate in privacy and clean aesthetics, or select from an array of floor-mounted overhead-braced, ceiling-hung, or floor-to-ceiling configurations.

Our innovative Aria Partitions™ offer the highest degree of privacy and aesthetics. This shoeless system provides overlapping edges, continuous edge mounted hinges and floor mounted side panels, resulting in a striking, high-privacy design. Our striking Eclipse Partitions® provide a minimum-sight design that also delivers superior privacy and innovative aesthetics, featuring sleek hidden hardware and high-privacy angled door edges. While our Hiny Hiders® product line offers a range of configurations, privacy, and hardware options, providing the flexibility to create highly attractive and customized restroom designs, while offering superior value.

 

Superior Performance

When your bathroom facility is ready for an update, design options and material choice are important factors. Whether it’s providing privacy, eco-friendly design, resistance to harsh environments, bacterial resistance, or easy maintenance, we offer a full range of features, options, and configurations to create the unique storage solutions you require.

All of our systems are made with HDPE, and feature solid-core construction that is impermeable to moisture and resistant to mold, mildew and bacteria. They are also extremely durable and sustainable, manufactured from 100% recyclable materials. Made with a solid color throughout, there is never a need to paint these partitions, significantly reducing maintenance time and cost, and enhancing interior air quality.

To learn more about our high-quality toilet partitions and the range of configurations available, visit our website to download more detailed information on our complete product line. 

 

8 Ways to Improve Your Commercial Bathroom’s Experience

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Even though the bathroom in your facility is visited every day by numerous occupants, do you ever ask them how their experience was? This probably isn’t the right approach to assess the quality of your commercial bathroom or how the occupants gauge it. However, in order to improve the bathroom experience in your facility, you’ll want to focus on the areas that actually need the improvement. Commercial bathrooms have evolved over the years, and are now becoming an alluring and relaxing component to your facility. Here’s eight different ways you can improve the commercial bathroom experience for your occupants.

  1. Consider Renovating Your Bathroom.

You may keep up on industry trends, but you’ll have to remodel your restroom if you want to stay ahead of the times. Some facilities offer a stylish and comforting restroom by using the right materials and some design implementations that can transform a normal bathroom into relaxing getaway. To truly improve the experience, you may want to consider starting from the ground up.

  1. Stay Up on Industry Trends.

Some modern offices and facilities encompass artistic design into their buildings. Whether it’s taking on the open space concepts, or simply using more stylish accessories, facilities are changing drastically, so it’s always important to learn about the latest trends. This can even translate to your restroom. Take a look at a few to get a better idea of how you can transform your bathroom that can enhance the experience.

  1. Amplify the Space in Your Restroom.

Did you know that you can make your restroom appear more spacious without having to knock down any walls? By using the components and materials creatively, you can get a lot out of the confined space. You can get this done in a few different ways, one of which is by using larger mirrors behind your vanities, which makes the restroom seem more spacious. Another way is by leaving open space under your sinks. Most restroom sinks have their pipes and components covered, but if you leave this space open and your vanities slim, it can add space to your facility’s restroom.

  1. Use Soft Colors & Lighting.

Lighting can have a huge effect on the restroom experience. Do away with the bright fluorescent lights, and go for something softer and more energy-efficient. You can even complement the light with softer and neutral colors. Using neutral colors will not only help make your restroom soft on the eyes, but it can also reduce the sight of dirt or stains that would be very noticeable on a brightly colored wall.

  1. Think Long-Term with Your Partitions.

When it comes to choosing your toilet partitions, you’ll want something that’s visually appealing, but will also last for a long time. Materials like HDPE plastic have been utilized in restrooms across the country, and has yielded positive results. It’s a solid plastic that’s durable, impact resistant, non-absorbent, and best of all—sustainable. It’s made from recycled material and can easily be recycled, but they’re guaranteed for 25 years, so you won’t have to worry about recycling or replacing them anytime soon.

  1. Improve Occupant Privacy.

A common complaint that occupants have about the restroom at their job is that it’s not as private as they’d like it to be. There can be major gaps under the stall, and even the door leaves a considerable space that can make for an uncomfortable experience. HDPE partitions can be configured using hidden hardware and clasps to eliminate sightlines, which provide a private and secure experience for the occupants.

  1. Invest in Automated Fixtures & Features.

It may seem like a major investment, but utilizing automated fixtures like sinks, soap dispensers, and even motion-sensing lights can save you costs. The soap dispensers will provide the precise amount for each occupant, which will reduce waste. The motion-sensing lights will help reduce your energy costs significantly. It also saves occupants from touching any components in your restroom.

  1. Combat Mold & Mildew Ahead of Time.

Mold is always a threat to reduce the quality of the commercial bathroom experience. The constant moisture and humidity in the restroom are the perfect environment for mold to grow and spread. When it finds its way in different components, like your vanities and partitions, getting rid of it can be very tricky. However, utilizing HDPE plastic partitions and vanities can help combat mold because these materials won’t absorb any moisture and mold won’t sprout inside the plastic. By utilizing a few of these tips, you can certainly improve the occupant experience with your facility’s restrooms. Want to learn more to help you get started? Check out this eBook, The Professional’s Guide to Commercial Bathroom Renovations and Remodels, from us at Scranton Products.

 

Filling the Gap: Rising Demand to Improve Toilet Compartment Privacy

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As a facility manager, there are many ways that you can make your commercial bathroom a little more comfortable. Softer lighting tends to work, as do air fresheners. However, one of the biggest complaints that occupants have of the restrooms in their office building is the lack of privacy with the toilet partitions. This a common issue among many commercial bathrooms, and the demand for improvements on toilet compartment privacy has been on the rise.

Below, we’ll state the common problems with toilet compartment privacy, and we’ll even list some helpful solutions to help you get started on making your facility’s restroom more comfortable and private for your occupants.

Problems with the Lack of Privacy in Commercial Restrooms

You’d think that toilet stalls are private enough, but there are a few factors that may have been overlooked when you ordered your partitions. The major complaint is the gap between the door and the actual partition. While some gaps vary in size, the issue still remains that there’s a gap that provides an unwanted view inside of the stall when the door is closed. No one likes being watched, or being visible while they’re going to the bathroom.

Another issue is the open space from the floor to the bottom of the partition. While this isn’t as bad as the door gap, it’s still unsettling that your feet are clearly visible when you’re in the stall. Some stalls are even short, which can create an uncomfortable scenario when the occupant in the next stall happens to be taller than the actual partitions.

Choosing Better Materials

When you’re faced with an issue of privacy, or lack thereof, you’ll need to find the route of the problem. Most commonly, the stalls that you have in your facility face the gap dilemma. One way to combat this is by choosing different toilet partitions.

Hiny Hiders and Eclipse Partitions® provide excellent privacy with occupants. Their design incorporates the shiplap cut edges, so when the door to the partition is closed, it’s closed tightly and eliminates any gaps or unwanted sightlines. These partitions can be customized to fit the overall design or size of the restroom in your facility.

These toilet partitions also have a variety of benefits because they’re made from HDPE. This solid plastic provides a more durable material that is resistant to scratches, dents, and impacts. These stalls can even hold up to constant moisture exposure and won’t absorb any that would otherwise create mold. Common restroom partitions have a paper core that can absorb the moisture and sprout mold, which is hard to get out. So, those kinds of stalls are inevitably replaced, which can be costly over time. HDPE plastic simply lasts longer and requires less maintenance.

Are you considering making the jump to HDPE to make your toilet partitions more private and comfortable? Check out this free eBook, The Professional’s Guide to Commercial Bathroom Renovations and Remodels, from your friends at Scranton Products.

 

 

Scranton Products Reveals New Aria Partitions™ With Striking Looks and Enhanced Privacy

Scranton, PA, Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scranton Products, a world leader in restroom partitions and lockers, has combined striking aesthetics and enhanced privacy with the introduction of its new line of Aria Partitions™. Specifically developed for restroom privacy and

beauty, each system is available with 17 innovative door designs, 7 panel designs and 27 rich colors and textures, rising above typical, commercial restroom styles.

Aria Partitions offer an enhanced level of comfort and privacy that add elegance, warmth, and charm to virtually any enclosed or private room. This includes making a bold statement that distinctly elevate standard restroom interiors with captivating, beautiful designs and simple sophistication.

“From hospitality to hospitals and institutions, restrooms often create a lasting impression,” said David Casal, Director of Sales Administration, Scranton Products. “With unlimited design options, Aria Partitions are perfect for creating one-of-a-kind restrooms that really standout from common designs for innovative facilities that really want to make a statement and impress patrons.  Say goodbye to large sight lines, boring flat doors and large gaps and hello to stylish elegance.”

In addition to removing sightlines to ensure ultimate privacy, Aria Partitions are designed with a continuous edge-mounted hinge.  This provides increased privacy as well as improved aesthetics because there is no face mounted hardware as seen on traditional partition systems.  The system also comes with a shoeless pilaster which makes it easier to clean and provides a much more elegant design.  Optional engraved designs on doors and side panels add the ultimate design element turning your partition system into the highlight of the room.

To learn more about Scranton Products’ new Aria Partitions please visit www.scrantonproducts.com or call 800-445-5148.

About Scranton Products:

With more than 30 years of experience, Scranton Products provides “Innovative Solutions for a Better Future,” with innovative, creative designs that create a lasting impression. The industry leader in plastic bathroom partitions and lockers, Scranton Products bathroom partitions and lockers are constructed from premium, American-made solid plastic for unmatched durability that stands up to dents, scratches, corrosion, graffiti and mildew. When you purchase Scranton Products, you are investing in peace of mind. With endless design options and an array of designer colors and textures, Scranton Products installs confidence and elegant style in every project.

Bathroom Privacy Ideas: Planning the Privacy in Your Bathroom

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Privacy is one of the most crucial components to your bathroom. Using the restroom is something that everyone experiences, and more often than not, they want to experience it privately. So, you need to figure out ways to ensure that your bathroom and the toilet partitions offer enough privacy and security for occupants to use comfortably. Keeping reading to check out some great bathroom privacy ideas!

Determining Any Weaknesses in Privacy & Security

While you may think that your bathroom is confidential enough for you, you may want to take a closer look to notice some of the weak spots that hinder one’s privacy. This may include visible vantage points above or below the stall. However, it can also include the separation in the stall’s pieces, which may provide a clear view in between the door and the frame. If you notice these imperfections and issues, you should start thinking of ways to correct them so occupants can go to the bathroom worry-free.

Bathroom Privacy Ideas to Get Started

Here are some bathroom privacy ideas to get your gears turning and a full bathroom plan if you’re starting from scratch:

  • Add peel-and-stick frosted privacy glass over windows.
  • Separate your space with folding restroom privacy screens.
  • Find the right stall that offers ample privacy.
  • Sightlines can be removed through shiplap cut edges.
  • Angled doors and hidden hardware offer extra privacy to guests.

Bathroom Stalls with Ample Privacy

Some bathroom stalls on the market can offer your guests ample privacy. Their sightlines can easily be removed through a shiplap cut edge. Once closed, these partitions provide zero visibility due to the cut edges perfecting shutting out the seam.

Other HDPE toilet stalls, like Aria Partitions®, are specifically designed to provide each occupant with the ultimate privacy. Aria Partitions will provide you with innovative designs like overlapping edges, continuous edge mounted hinges and floor mounted side panels to keep these partitions as secure and private as possible.

Using HDPE for Private Partitions

HDPE plastic can be tailored to fit any design for your facility’s restroom. Whether you’re going for free-standing stalls, between-walls, open-ends, or alcove-style partitions, you’ll be happy to know that HDPE can be a versatile material to utilize in your restroom for your custom partitions. HDPE can be produced in a variety of different sizes, so you can figure out the best options to provide a secure toilet stall for your occupants who hold privacy very high.

It’s no secret that people want privacy when they’re using a public restroom. If you’re looking for ways to make your facility’s restroom more private for the occupants, check out the eBook Restroom Design for Commercial Facilities from your friends at Scranton Products.

 

Pathway To Privacy – A Brief History Of Bathroom Partitions

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Most of us take bathroom convenience and privacy for granted but people haven’t always had the level of bathroom luxury that we enjoy today. In ancient Roman and Asian societies for example, bathing and toilet facilities were shared. For the poor and middle classes, these facilities left much to be desired. The wealthy enjoyed cleaner and more pleasant facilities but the bathroom experience was still communal. You got to know your neighbors very well. When the Roman Empire fell, the bathroom experience only got worse. Eventually public facilities had to be closed down somewhere in the 16th century, blamed for widespread sickness.

It wasn’t until  the end of the 16th century that the first flushing toilet was invented in England. It was installed in a separate room in the castle to allow the Queen of England privacy but, unfortunately, the toilet didn’t flush well and wasn’t a big hit with the queen.

During the Industrial Revolution, toilet enclosures were built for use on city streets to accommodate workforce needs in the big cities. Some public toilets went underground during the Victorian era as less space became available at street level. These facilities were held to a high standard by the local health boards and provided a higher level of privacy.

The bathroom evolved further during the Industrial Revolution and early 20th century. As more and more women shopped and worked out of the home, private retiring rooms with partitions were developed to accommodate their needs and afford additional privacy.

In 1904, Frank Lloyd Wright, the great American architect and innovator came up with an innovative way to make it easier to keep toilet enclosures clean. While working on the design of the Larkin Building in Buffalo, NY, he designed the first ceiling hung toilet partitions as well as suspended toilet bowls and sinks.

Partitions Allow For Greater Privacy

It certainly has taken a while to evolve the concept of the modern restroom that allows for individual privacy, and provides a pleasant and sanitary space. In the last century, toilet partitions have played an important role in ensuring bathroom privacy. Over time they too have evolved, starting with the first, basic partitions made of wood or powder-coated steel, to a range of partitions developed over the last 40 years, such as baked enamel, laminate, phenolic, and stainless steel. Unfortunately, these materials don’t stand up to the wear and tear of today’s public bathroom and present many disadvantages:

  • They are prone to scratches and dents
  • Graffiti is not easily removed
  • They are susceptible to moisture and humidity
  • The core materials can be a breeding place for mold and bacteria
  • Maintenance issues outweigh any initial cost benefits

A more innovative approach to partitions has solved these problems while creating modern partitions that are extremely durable, aesthetically pleasing and sustainable.

Partitions for the 21st Century

Made from HDPE Plastic, Scranton Products restroom partitions offer a unique combination of sophisticated aesthetics, innovative design, superior privacy and outstanding durability. A solid-core and non-porous surface makes HDPE partitions highly resistant to moisture and humidity, therefore, these partitions never rust, corrode or need painting. They are resistant to mold and bacteria, resist dents and scratches, and graffiti easily wipes off.

Public restrooms have come  long way since the “communal experience.” Today, we expect public restrooms to provide a high degree of privacy, cleanliness, as well as high design. With its Eclipse® and Hiny Hiders® product lines, Scranton Products offers a range of options that include sleek, modern design and the ultimate in privacy, making them the best choice for today’s public bathroom environments.

To learn more about Scranton Products bathroom partitions options, contact our sales specialists today. You can also download one of our product brochures for more detailed information.