At Waterson, we are committed to providing consistent quality across all of our hinge products. To that end, we strictly adhere to ANSI standards by crafting all of our hinges with stainless steel to ensure corrosion resistance, as well as...
Satisfying ADA Compliance & Meeting Challenging Bathroom Stall Door Requirements
Bathroom stall doors are typically installed in tight spaces that require exact measurements and limited tolerances. For example, a typical bathroom stall door can be 34” wide and 1 ¾” thick, which theoretically provides 32 ¼” clearance and can meet the minimum 32” ADA code requirement. However, there are times when installers or door and frame manufacturers cause a loss of space that can lead to the required ADA 32” swing clearance to be compromised, which ultimately causes no code compliance.
At the same time, architects frequently seek for self-closing functionality. Doors without self-closing functions can easily remain open, and opened bathroom doors can cause challenges for disabled individuals who need to navigate toward an open stall. Opened stall doors are also not very aesthetically pleasing, particularly in higher-end commercial establishments.
WATERSON SOLVES THESE PROBLEMSWaterson swing clear self-closing hinges with speed control ensure more than 32” clearance, greater durability, ADA 5lbs opening force, over 5 seconds closing, sleek design and multiple finish options. Combined these innovative features provide exceptional functionality with aesthetics suitable for a high-end commercial business. For more information, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.watersonusa.com.
“I need the hydraulic damper function, but I don’t need self-closing. I can’t find this solution in the market. Can Waterson help?” Donovan Teo, Hardware Distributor. Traditional closer hinges generally include both hydraulic damper and self-closing functions, which can be...
The Sheraton Hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia recently conducted a rather extensive renovation In order to upgrade its restrooms to comply with ADA requirements. As part of this renovation, the hotel contacted Waterson for our self-closing solution. They were looking...