The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, regulates almost every specification in a bathroom, including toilet dimensions and installation, to ensure accessibility to all people. ADA Toilets are an important component, when abiding by the ADA regulations.
The American with Disabilities Act requires at least one ADA-compliant restroom for each gender.
If your floor space is no more than 2,500 square feet, both restrooms will need to be compliant with the ADA. If instead, your facility has a cluster of single-use restrooms, at least half of them must be ADA-compliant.
When In Doubt
Contact your local building department for additional information or an on site inspection.
The ADA toilet is manufactured with certain seat height and flush lever requirements.
The standard ADA (Americans with Disability Act) height toilets must have, a 17″ – 19″ floor to bowl rim height, including the seat.
Use these tips to help you find the right ADA toilet to transform a regular commercial or residential bathroom into an ADA bathroom.
Other Requirements Include:
- Clear Entry and Turn Space
- Partition Walls
- Entry Doors
- Toilet Paper Holders
- Paper Towel Dispenser
- Grab Bars
Bathroom partition walls are available in ADA-compliant configurations. These bathroom dividers come with floor-mounted overhead-braced, ceiling hung or floor to ceiling configurations. In addition these toilet partitions provide customers the freedom to create unique and attractive interior spaces.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.
Someone needs to take the lead with design and installation. I suggest you obtain a building permit from your building department. Find a suitable designer, who can provide plans for permit issuance. With approved plans, you can move forward with the successful code compliant completion of your new ADA bathroom. With all ADA toilets and compliance requirements approved, you can be sure to be in compliance with your local building department.
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The Dirt Connections building team can provide design build services for your ADA compliant bathroom.
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