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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.

Tips for Choosing New School Restroom Partitions

When it’s time to think about renovating your school’s restrooms, you’ve got a lot to think about. As a facility manager, you make the calls of what materials to use, how to replace the fixtures, and any layout changes that may make the restroom seem more spacious and inviting. This is also your chance to update your schools restroom partitions.

Here’s a few tips on getting new school restroom partitions that you can utilize when it’s time to start remodeling your school’s restrooms.

Improve Student Privacy

When using the restroom, there’s a certain degree of privacy that’s expected. However, depending on the partitions in your school’s restroom, privacy may not always be guaranteed. You’ll want to think about the open spaces from the partition to the floor, and even the top of the partition to the ceiling. A crucial, but often overlooked aspect is the sightlines with the door. The hinges sometimes create a slight gap, which may not seem like much, but to an occupant in the restroom, it’s enough to cause discomfort.

Use More Durable Materials

Using the right materials in your school’s restrooms are important. Not only will the doors be slammed shut periodically, but there are other factors, like moisture and humidity, that can contribute to early wear. Using highly durable materials can help you combat the elements and the hits that partitions can take.

Go for Low Maintenance

Regular maintenance is important when it comes to the restrooms in your school. However, to make your workload and life easier, choose partition materials that are low maintenance. A material that doesn’t require repainting, screw and hinge replacement, or rust removal is ideal for the restroom environment. By choosing a low-maintenance material for your partitions, you’ll save time and money, and you can focus your efforts elsewhere.

Think Long-Term & Sustainable

When you buy new toilet partitions, you’ll want to choose a material that can last. You may want to consider buying a sustainable material that not only can be recycled, but one that actually comes from recycled material. Inching towards sustainability can have a variety of benefits for your school and your budget.

Choose HDPE Solid Plastic Materials

One material that has been utilized in schools restrooms is HDPE solid plastic. This sustainable and recyclable material is highly durable. It’s resistant to impacts, cracks, and surface abrasions. This plastic also results in a softer noise when being closed, even forcibly. A major benefit to choosing HDPE over other materials is its ability to withstand the moisture and humidity in your restroom.

If you have a partition material with an inner core made from kraft paper or cardboard, it can become soaked and sprout mold over time. Since HDPE is a solid plastic, it can resist mold growth and put off a costly replacement. Choosing HDPE plastic is a wise investment because this plastic will last through the years and require very little maintenance.

In this post, you learned all about the important factors that you need to consider when choosing your school’s restroom partitions. You also learned that HDPE plastic is a great choice to install in the restrooms in your school. Want to learn more about the benefits of choosing HDPE plastic for your school’s toilet partitions? Check out this eBook, The Professional’s Guide to Commercial Bathroom Renovations and Remodels, from us at Scranton Products.

Scranton Products’ All New Aria Partitions™

At Scranton Products, we’re proud to have helped facility owners and building managers with our sustainable Aria Partitions in Industrial Restroomproducts that have helped them cut costs on maintenance and increase occupant productivity and happiness. While many of our products have made facility managers happy, we’re set to raise the expectations by giving you a peek at our new Aria Partitions™.

Welcome to the next level of bathroom privacy and design.

Upgraded Privacy

Most restrooms in office buildings, restaurants, and public places have an invasive feel to them. The partitions have gaping sightlines, they’re short, and there’s plenty of visibility at the bottom. Aria Partitions™ aim to eliminate the sightlines and provide a secure and personalized setting for your bathroom experience. There’s no visibility of feet due to our shoeless system, and there’s no wide crack between the door and hinge that provide a window of sight because of the overlapping edges. Instead, you get an enclosed partition where you can comfortably use the restroom without a worry in the world of being seen through the cracks.

Sophisticated Design

Have you ever walked into a restroom that just seemed bland and uninspired? The toilet partitions have a huge effect on that, but with Aria Partitions™, there’s an added elegance and refinement that will provide an alluring sophistication to any restroom. The best part is that you have your choice of design. The first choice is the height, with 86 inches or 112 inches, providing a tall and private structure for occupants. Aria Partitions™ are customizable to tailor to your restroom, with seven different panel designs, 17 door designs, as well as 27 available colors and textures that you can pick to customize the restroom in your facility.

Easy Installation

One of the many benefits of Aria Partitions™ is that they’re easy to install. There’s less structural restrictions than normal toilet partitions because they’re floor supported. You don’t have to make sure they’re fixed to the ceiling or wall. Each partition features the floor and frame aluminum brackets, stainless steel hinges, and door accessories, like wall stops and coat hook bumpers.

Durability & Longevity

Aria Partitions™ are made from HDPE (high-density polyethylene) plastic. These partitions are highly durable and can stand up to the elements, like humidity and moisture. Since the partitions are made from solid plastic, they won’t absorb any of the moisture or sprout any mold. Aria Partitions™ are also impact-resistant, meaning they won’t crack or break after taking a hit or two.

Another major advantage to HDPE plastic like Aria Partitions™ is that they’re low maintenance. Since they don’t absorb moisture, they won’t need to be replaced. They don’t need to be repainted because their color won’t fade. The only maintenance that these partitions require is a light cleaning. Due to the low maintenance, these stalls rank as one of the best for the cost of ownership.

Are you interested in learning more about Aria Partitions™ from Scranton Products? Download the brochure or contact us today.