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The Free Vend Trend
Between changes in patron preferences and new legislation, free feminine products are increasingly seen as a necessity. Today, public schools in particular are using free feminine product vendors to support the health and comfort of female students while reducing absentee rates. Even some private facilities and retail establishments are using free vend products to build stronger connections with and show concern for their customer base. Manufacturers have a responsibility to fulfill these needs with product options. Read more...

 

A Helping Hand for Dryer Selection
Choosing the right hand dryer can enable a range of benefits for facilities. It can be the finishing touch that ties together a restroom’s high-end aesthetic, align with a facility’s goal of being ADA-complaint and help create a healthy, hygienic environment. A great hand dryer choice also can facilitate significant long-term cost savings for the owner while reducing the impact of the restroom on the environment. Read more...

 

How Soap Dispensing Systems Preserve Your Design
Don't let your design intent get scrubbed. After all, as an architect or interior designer, the primary value you bring to every project is your vision. Whether you're specifying a toilet partition system or a soap dispenser, the products you choose have a profound effect on the overall aesthetic and experience of the restroom for years to come. Read more...

 

Learn Key Concepts of Accessibility
Public restrooms are one of the most critical building amenities, and, as such, they must accommodate a wide range of human abilities and disabilities. The needs of a person using a wheelchair and the space the wheelchair dictates special considerations in terms of clear floor space, paths of travel and reach ranges of users. While the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design are primarily intended to benefit people with disabilities, accessible design also benefits a wide range of users such as people with temporary health problems, older people, and people with children. Read more...

 

Solutions for a Multigenerational Market
Recent demographic and social trends have increased demand for multigenerational design in the commercial building environment, and the restroom offers many opportunities for designers to cater to a full spectrum of generational challenges. Read more...

 

How to Choose a Toilet Partition Material
Today’s toilet partition systems are available with a nearly limitless selection of design options and configurations. From finishes to privacy features and hardware to mounting options, architects and designers have a wide variety of options available to meet demanding project requirements. Read more...

 

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