One of the most important factors to consider before choosing a toilet tissue
dispenser is how you will mount it. Mounting options are available in surface
mounted, recessed mounted, or semi-recessed. This take a look at some of the
advantages and disadvantages of these mounting types.
Surface Mounted - Surface mounted units are often the most
common choice. This basically means that the dispenser will be mounted directly
onto a surface instead of being placed inside of it. Surface mounted toilet
tissue dispensers are much easier to install than recessed and semi-recessed
dispensers. There is no need to cut holes in your walls or partitions, just
mount the dispenser directly onto the surface. Sometimes this is the only option
available when renovating an existing restroom. Depending on the depth of your
walls this may be your only mounting option available. While this can be the
easiest option, it may not meet ADA standards.
Recess Mounted - If you are purchasing your toilet tissue dispenser
during or before the construction of your building, you might want to consider
installing a recessed unit. A recessed unit is a dispenser that is installed
into the depth of the wall, this makes the face of the unit flush with the wall.
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, recessed units also help to create
space and clear up clutter in the restroom. Another advantage of a recessed
toilet paper dispenser is that they most commonly meet ADA requirements. The
drawback of this mounting type is that you must have the necessary depth in your
wall to accommodate the majority of the dispenser.
Semi-Recess Mounted - There are some situations where you would like
to store the entire toilet tissue dispenser in the wall, but just don't have the
depth. In these instances you may choose to select a semi-recessed dispenser.
This mounting type allows you to partially store the unit in the wall.
Semi-recessed is a great option in situations where you have limited wall depth,
but still would like to create extra space in your restroom.