What Are Restroom Partitions Made of?

Restroom partitions come in a number of shapes, styles, colors and construction materials. The types of partitions you select will determine how your restroom looks and how easy it is to keep clean. WR Hardware has been a leading provider in restroom partitions for more than 40 years, with options available for every need and budget. Let’s take a look at what restroom partitions are made of so you can get the right materials for your bathroom.

Baked Enamel and Powder Coated Partitions

Baked enamel and powder coated partitions are made from galvanized steel that is baked with two coats of enamel. The paint is then covered in a finish and baked for an additional 30 minutes in a conveyorized electrostatic painting system. Baked enamel partitions are some of the most durable options on the market, and they are extremely popular for schools and day cares. The finish on the powder coating is easy to clean, and the color choices are almost limitless.

Stainless Steel Partitions

Stainless steel partitions are made from steel that is galvanized at a 0.00015 thickness on both sides. We carry the thickest panels in the industry, welded around the corners to make them durable and tamper-proof. The finish on stainless steel can be applied in either direction, but we offer steel doors with a vertical satin finish. As the name implies, stainless steel is resistant to staining and corrosion. It is great for high traffic areas, and its neutral color pallet works with nearly every restroom design.

Plastic Laminated Partitions

Plastic laminated partitions are made from layers of materials that make them strong, easy to clean, and resistant to rust and scratches. The outside of the partitions is covered in plastic laminate that is adhered to thick particle board using a high pressure system. The particle board is re-enforced with steel along the center that runs all the way down the length of the partition. Plastic laminates are available in a number of colors, and the layered design helps prevent warping in high-moisture climates.

Solid Plastic Partitions

As you may have guessed, solid plastic partitions are made from solid plastic. More specifically, they are made from a high density polyethylene resin. The partitions are 1 inch thick, and they come with matching mounting hardware or hardware made from aluminum or stainless steel. Plastic partitions are naturally self-lubricating, making them resistant to pencils and pen marks. The surface is water and mildew resistant, and it will not absorb odors. These materials are perfect for extremely damp locations or bathrooms near a pool or lake.

Choosing the Right Restroom Partition Materials

All restroom partitions are made from materials that make them strong, easy to clean, and resistant to staining. The key is to find the materials that are best suited for your location, your design aesthetic, and your budget. The team here at WR Hardware would be happy to assist you in your restroom partition selection. Contact us today at 800-225-2517 to speak with one of our door hardware experts.