Scranton, PA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
“Since this is a Science Center, our goal was to create a learning environment that was clean and modern-looking,” said Kelly Mede, Director of Facilities. After several renovations around the campus including other restrooms, Mede said they had started to move away from traditional metal to high density polyethylene (HDPE), a material that is more durable and easier to maintain. “The metal partitions had rust problems and required a lot of maintenance,” she said. “Hinges needed to be replaced frequently and the partitions peeled so they often required repainting.”
“The key to this project was finding an alternative to expensive stainless steel restroom partitions. The color and texture look just like stainless steel which is perfect for the contemporary design of the new Science Center,” said Mede. She noted that the non-porous surface of HDPE is naturally resistant to bacteria, odors, mold and mildew.
Mede says they’ve had virtually no maintenance issues in any of the restroom stalls and they look as good as when first installed. Hiny Hiders are GREENGUARD Gold CertifiedSM for improved indoor air quality, meeting the strictest standards for school environments. They also contribute points toward LEED certification, another contributing factor in Mede’s selection of the product.
Mede adds, “For anyone who is currently specifying a project that requires bathroom partitions, I would tell them to consider using Hiny Hiders by Scranton Products. They are durable, sustainable and they’re going to last.”