The Problems With American Stalls


No one ever gets excited about going to use the public restrooms and with good reason.  A typical American public restroom is not the most appealing place to spend any length of time.  How many times have you decided…“I’m just going to hold it until I get home”.  If you own a restaurant, bar or another business that has a commercial restroom you do not want your customer to feel that way.  Unfortunately the bulk of public bathrooms in America have a bad reputation for having a lack of privacy and an abundance of issues. Below will highlight some of the issues as well as some solutions to address the problems.

Large Gaps At Doors

Most of the issues on this list (except the gap at the floor) can be eliminated with proper installing techniques. If the project is properly measured and engineered you should not have large gaps that allow for a game peek a boo.  Gaps at the doors should be not larger than 1/4″ (thinner than a pencil).  If you currently have large gaps at your door(s) you can typically adjust these.  Its as simple as lifting up your “shoe” (trim piece at floor) and sliding the pilaster over on the adjustable floor brackets.

Large Gaps At The Floor

This gap is by design.  Its not the most flattering design however it has been around for about 75 years.  European style partitions are becoming much more popular in the United States and many options are available to solve this problem. For additional information on these please visit here: Typical heights of toilet partitions. 

Lack of Privacy

The overall lack of privacy in today’s toilet partitions is changing.  Many “no site” solutions are available and more popular than ever. Some options include continuous brackets, piano hinges, routed doors and pilasters to name a few.  Give us a call to inquire about our options. 619-334-6653 – Rob

Lack of Designs

Times are changing and so are the number of design options for toilet partitions.  The internet has made researching on sites like pinterest and instagram a common these sparking creativity and value in the industry.  If you see a system you would like however cannot locate it on our site please email us at so we provide you with pricing and product data.