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Primer on Toilet Partition Pilaster Basics and Options

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For those setting up commercial bathrooms that contain multiple stalls, an important item that will generally be used in addition to toilet partitions is known as the toilet partition pilaster. Used to stabilize the setup and ensure it remains properly aligned and durable, toilet partition pilasters come in a few different material options depending on the stall and other materials being utilized.

At Restroom Stalls and All, we’re happy to provide a wide range of commercial bathroom partitions, from solid plastic materials to various steel and phenolic options depending in your needs. We’ll also help clients understand when they require toilet partition pilasters, and what the role of a pilaster is in this or similar setups. Here’s a primer on the pilaster and your options for it if it’s needed in your restroom setup.

Pilaster Definition

Generally speaking, a pilaster is an architectural element found in several different building types. It’s meant as a support element or one that gives the appearance therein, and has often been used in the past to extend walls or for similar needs.

In addition, however, the pilaster has uses in bathrooms and other areas where partitions are used. Our next section will go over how this works.

Toilet Partition Pilaster Basics and Uses

Within a commercial bathroom, several partition sections will be laid out to separate various stalls. Bathroom pilasters, then, are flat, vertical partition materials that provide support for different partitions themselves.

Toilet partition pilasters run from the floor all the way to the tops of the doors and panels, stabilizing their partitions. They are usually found on both sides of the door, as well, to support its hinges. Pilasters in the bathroom will be either floor-mounted or head rail-braced, with the type used depending in large part on the structural needs of the partition.

Material Options

There are a few common materials used for bathroom partition pilasters:

  • Solid plastic: For solid plastic partition panels and doors, these will come with color coordination options.
  • Plastic laminate: These pilasters are best for laminate panels, offering aesthetically-pleasing support.
  • Stainless steel: Not only do these pair well with stainless steel panels, they also do well with other material types and require very little maintenance, making them one of the most popular choices.
  • Powder-coated steel: These are also very popular, both for durability and the way they can be matched with colors and dimensions for powder-coated partitions.
  • Phenolic: Also great for color customization, these pair well with phenolic bathroom partitions made from compressed fiber and resin material.

For more on the importance of toilet partition pilasters and your options here, or to learn about any of our commercial restroom stalls, dividers and other accessories, speak to the staff at Restroom Stalls and All today.