Bathroom Stall Thickness Options and Impact

Bathroom Stall Thickness Options and Impact

Posted by Restroom Stalls & All on Jan 25th 2021

For those constructing commercial bathroom setups, there are several specifics to know when it comes to basic dimensions and material needs. From compliance with ADA toilet regulations to ensuring the safety and comfort of all those who use the bathroom, it’s important to track several areas here – including the thickness of bathroom stall walls and other materials used for partitions and separation of individuals.

At Restroom Stalls and All, we’re happy to offer a wide range of bathroom dividers and partitions for any commercial need, from powder-coated steel stalls to several other partition and divider options. What are the ranges of thickness generally found for the common bathroom partition materials out there, and which thickness should you choose? Here’s a primer on this plus the impact your thickness decision may have on other important dimensions of the bathroom space.

General Thickness Range

Generally speaking, at least for standard restroom setups, bathroom stall walls will range from a half-inch to a full inch. The largest factor in determining thickness will be material, which we’ll go over in a moment, but it is not the only factor.

Why does partition thickness matter? For one, sturdiness and durability of dividers makes those in your building feel safe and comfortable – something that plays a real role in their impression of you. Partition thickness also factors into areas like bathroom renovations down the line, which are often a major variable for building owners.

Material Considerations

Here’s a more specific breakdown of common wall thickness for some of the popular bathroom partition materials out there, plus a basic explanation of what each material is:

  • Powder-coated steel: These partitions are made from 22-gauge galvanized steel that’s been bonded to a honeycomb cardboard core. These walls will generally be a full inch in thickness.
  • Solid plastic: Made using high-density polyethylene (HDPE), these walls will also usually be a full inch thick.
  • Laminate: A laminate shell surrounds a particle board core for these partitions, which are also usually one inch thick.
  • Phenolic: These partitions use fiber sheets that have been hardened by resin treatment – they are generally only a half-inch in thickness.
  • Stainless steel: Finally, stainless steel walls have a honeycomb core surrounded by stainless steel panels – like powder-coated steel, they’re generally an inch thick.

Impact on Other Dimensions

Because thickness will vary between materials, other parts of the stall setup may also vary to account for this. Pilasters, for instance, will vary from ¾ inch to 1 ¼ inch, and hardware to fasten doors to partitions will range even further. Our pros will assist you with how partition dimensions impact the rest of the setup.

For more on wall thickness for commercial toilet stalls, or to learn about any of our bathroom dividers and related services, speak to the staff at Restroom Stalls and All today.