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Different Types of Toilet Tissue Dispensers

Although breakthroughs in technology have affected the design of most commercial restroom fixtures, toilet tissue dispensers are still primarily designed to meet user preference and personal selection. In this article, we will review different types of toilet tissue dispensers so you can better frame your research. Choosing the best toilet tissue dispenser for your unique establishment will depend on consumable costs, user preference, accessibility, and other considerations.

Volume is one of the principal concerns in comparing different types of toilet tissue dispensers and choosing the best solution for your business. If you manage a small office or low-traffic facility with a public restroom, an open toilet paper dispenser may work best because of its minimal refill needs. If you manage a busy restaurant, rest area, or high-traffic facility that welcomes hundreds or thousands of customers a day, an enclosed toilet tissue dispenser may be better suited to consumer demand. Standard and jumbo toilet tissue dispensers are the two most common models available. Commercial jumbo toilet paper dispensers are available in single, double, or quad roll capacities, which allows business owners to stock up on tissue for frequent replenishment. Although large-capacity models are typically more expensive than open toilet paper dispensers, they are also more hygienic and typically feature translucent covers so you can easily determine the residual tissue levels before needing to refill.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) sets strict guidelines for accessibility in designing any type of commercial bathroom space. ADA guidelines favor standard toilet paper holders or roll-type dispensers without controlled delivery compared to folded tissue dispensers because they require a finger pinching action that will be limiting for individuals with fine motor skill limitations or other limitations. Standard toilet tissue rolls should be mounted with their forward edge no more than 36 inches from the back wall and their horizontal centerline at least 19 inches above the finished floor.

Heavy-duty dispensing systems are ideal for high-traffic facilities’ public bathrooms, but the material you choose will play an instrumental role in janitorial labor costs, expendable product budgets, and waste diversion. Stainless steel toilet tissue dispensers are easy to clean and require little maintenance. You can also save on the expense of purchasing separate fixtures by investing in a combination that incorporates a toilet tissue dispenser with a seat cover dispenser and a sanitary napkin disposal unit. If you have any questions about the different types of toilet tissue dispensers or finding the right solution for your commercial washroom, please contact a member of the team today.

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