Choosing a Toilet Paper Dispenser
When designing your commercial restroom you will face many decisions and choosing the right toilet paper dispenser for your facility is definitely an important decision. The wrong toilet tissue dispenser can lead to running out of toilet paper, vandalism, theft, waste and a messy restroom. The first thing you need to consider is: 1) how many people will be using this restroom, 2) do you have an adequate maintained staff, 3) will children primarily be using this facility? Once you answer these questions you can begin to decide the type of toilet tissue dispenser you need for your facility.
Jumbo Roll Toilet Paper Dispensers
Jumbo Roll Toilet Paper Dispensers are a great purchase if you have many people using the facility and are concerned about theft. A plant man anger that I know had to change out the toilet paper dispensers because the regular brand name standard toilet paper rolls began to disappear from the plant. The maintenance staff could not keep the restrooms stocked with tissue as it was constantly coming up missing even from the storage cabinets. So the answer to this problem was a jumbo roll toilet paper dispenser. Once replaced the issue of toilet paper theft was gone.
Controlled Delivery Toilet Paper Dispenser
Controlled Deliver toilet paper dispensers are a simple but effective type of dispenser to prevent waste and vandalism of toilet paper. This kind of dispenser is oval shaped and secure in two ways. First the design of this dispenser controls delivery using a rocking actions. The rolls turns about 1/2 a turn then stops and rocks back. This helps in facilities that young children might frequent and helps prevent them from unrolling the tissue and letting it roll all over the floor. The second way a controlled delivery is secure is by a spring that is in the mechanism that does not allow the toilet paper to be removed until the entire roll is used. This spring attached to the core and can only be removed by removing the core. This helps prevent theft and waste of the toilet paper.
Combination unit toilet paper dispensers come in a variety of models to fit your needs. Many have dual roll toilet paper dispensers and a waste receptacle. These are some that are partition mounted that are used for both sides of the restroom stall. They usually have a locking mechanism that allows servicing of both stalls on one side of the partition. These are nice as they have everything in one place and in many commercial restroom facilities customers have come to expect a combination unit in the stalls. Several units no also include a place for toilet seat protectors and some even have grab bars to help with the handicap to stand back up.
Standard Roll Locking Tissue Dispensers
These dispensers are widely used in many commercial restroom facilities. Most of these are dual roll to reduce maintenance time and make sure that the restroom does not run out of tissue. These lock for easy replacement of tissue and to reduce theft and vandalism. The nice part about using a standard tissue dispenser is that you can use any type of toilet tissue you want. If you and your facility demand name brand triple ply tissue you can use it. If you want to go to a membership store and purchase tissue in bulk you can. You do not need to worry about ordering special toilet tissue for this style of dispenser. And these dispensers listed below all have a covering for the extra roll of tissue keeping the roll sanitary and secure. Remember the story above about my plant manager friend who was having a problem with theft. The theft was not so much in the bathroom stall as it was in the storage room from other employees. So just keep in mind the habits of the people using your facility and keep the extra toilet paper locked up.
Wet/Dry Toilet Paper Dispensers
At my home we use a wet/dry combination toilet paper dispensers. Many consumers already use these popular dispensers in their own home. Now there is a commercial wet/dry toilet paper dispenser. These are great for a sophisticated customer service based industry and restroom. These are already found in the nicer hotels and restaurants. Show the customer you care about their hygiene with a wet/dry restroom dispenser. This particular model made by NICO is made to retrofit over an existing toilet paper dispenser. There are wet/dry cartridges, one wet on one side and one dry on the other side. The wipes are completely flushable and biodegradable and offer a sophisticated alternative to toilet paper.