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Mounting Types

  Surface Mounted, Recessed and Semi-Recessed page name: Mounting Types
The first factor to consider when choosing which paper towel dispenser to buy is how it will be mounted to your wall. When it comes to placing a paper towel or tissue dispenser on your wall there are basically three options:

Surface Mounted
Recessed Mounted
Semi-Recessed Mounted

No matter what type of make or model paper towel or tissue dispenser that you choose, they all fall under the category of recessed, semi-recessed or surface mounted. There are some advantages and disadvantages to all mounting types, let's take a look.

Surface paper towel dispensers are essentially what the name implies, they are mounted on to a surface. These types of paper towel dispensers are ideal in situations where the walls of the building are not deep enough or they are not made of the right materials to house the unit. The disadvantage of this type is that they protrude out further from the wall than other types of dispensers taking up more space in your washroom or restroom. Depending on the size, surface mounted units often cannot qualify to meet ADA requirements.

Often times if you are installing your dispenser that newly constructed building, you have the luxury of designing a room that accommodates depth of the walls. But if you are installing paper towel dispensers in existing building on your remodeling your only option may sometimes be a surface mount your paper towel dispenser.

Semi-recessed paper towel dispensers are units that partially protrude from the wall. These types of units are ideal for situations where you have a wall that has some depth, but not enough to house the complete hand paper towel dispensing unit. In many situations this can be an ideal solution. Depending on your areas guidelines, these types of paper towel dispensers can sometimes meet ADA requirements.

Recessed paper towel dispensers are dispensers that are designed to fit almost completely into the depth of a wall. In an ideal world all hand dryers would be completely recessed, they're considered the preferred choice when available with the option is available.

The only part of this type of paper towel or tissue dispenser that protrude from the wall is the face of the unit . This is more aesthetically appealing and considered much easier to access and maneuver. Also, fully recessed paper towel dispensers are much better at deterring vandalism. Most, if not all, fully recessed hand dryers meet ADA requirements and are ideal for newly constructed buildings and restaurants when you have the option.




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