Bobrick - Restroom Supplies
For a stylish and functional restroom, shop Bobrick for all of your needs. With Bobrick you can shop innovative, durable products designed to tackle the wear and tear of a commercial restroom. From soap dispensers, to hand dryers, hardware, hooks, grab bars and more, Bobrick products are designed to meet the latest accessibility requirements for long-lasting appeal.
Should I Purchase a Paper Towel Dispenser or Hand Dryer?
There's no right or wrong answer when it comes to picking a paper towel dispenser or hand dryer for your business. In most cases it's really a matter of preference and is often dictated by the size and location of your restroom, your long-term sustainability goals and overall level of maintenance requirements.
Paper towel dispensers are often associated with a lot of excess waste and costs, but did you know that paper towels are 100% fully compostable? That means that when composed in a commercial composting facility they will turn back into soil! If being eco-friendly is important for you, then consider composting your paper towels to reduce your impact on landfills. Plus, with many paper towels being made of post-consumer content, you can lessen your impact on virgin resources as well. And with smart accessories like Bobrick's TowelMate products, you can reduce your paper towel consumption by up to 20% by ensuring that customers only take one paper towel at a time.
With hand dryers you eliminate the need of paper towels completely, where you could see a cost savings as much as 95% compared to paper towel dispensers. A significant reduction in expenses, but not without another sort of cost. Hand dryers are notoriously noisy, and though Bobrick's new QuietDry line of hand dryers are significantly quieter than competitor models, there will still be noise of some sort. As a result, hand dryers may not be ideal for small, single-room restrooms located immediately next to a dining area. Plus, while you won't have to worry about excess landfill waste hand dryers do utilize energy. If energy usage concerns you, shop Bobrick's energy efficient models that utilize only 1700 watts, compared to conventional hand dryers that clock in at 2,000 watts or more.