What are the different types of toilet cubicle configurations?

What are the different types of toilet cubicle configurations?

Designing the perfect washroom involves a host of decisions, from the choice of materials to the layout. One of the most crucial aspects is determining the ideal toilet cubicle configuration. Commercial Washrooms is here to guide you through this process, ensuring you make the best choices for your specific needs.

Understanding Space and User Requirements

Before diving into configurations, it's essential to assess the available space and anticipate user needs. Commercial Washrooms offers expert consultations to help you gauge these requirements accurately.

Why Washroom Configuration Matters 

The layout of your washroom plays a pivotal role in user experience. It can:

  • Determine the flow of traffic.
  • Ensure privacy and comfort.
  • Optimize space, especially in smaller washrooms.

Exploring Washroom Configurations

Single Entry-Exit Configuration

  • Features: A straightforward design where cubicles are accessed from one side.
  • Benefits:
    • Ideal for smaller spaces.
    • Simplifies the traffic flow.

Double Entry-Exit Configuration

  • Features: Cubicles can be accessed from both sides.
  • Benefits:
    • Enhances user flow, especially in larger washrooms.
    • Reduces congestion during peak times.

Corner Configuration

  • Features: Cubicles are placed in the corner of the washroom.
  • Benefits:
    • Maximises space utilisation.
    • Offers additional privacy.

Popular Toilet Cubicle Configurations

  • Solo Cubicles: Ideal for limited spaces or when privacy is a top priority.
  • Row Configuration: Best suited for larger washrooms, such as in commercial establishments or educational institutions.
  • Back-to-Back: A space-saving configuration where cubicles are placed back-to-back, often seen in shopping centres, motorway service stations or airports.

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Accessibility is Key

Every washroom should be inclusive. Ensure configurations cater to people with disabilities. This could mean wider cubicles, support rails, and other essential accessibility features. Commercial Washrooms specialises in offering solutions that are both functional and compliant with Doc-M accessibility standards.

Maintenance and Cleaning

Certain configurations can simplify the cleaning process. For instance, a row configuration might be easier to clean than a back-to-back setup due to better accessibility. Commercial Washrooms can advise on configurations that prioritise hygiene and reduce maintenance costs.

Cost Implications

Different configurations come with varying costs. While a single cubicle might be cost-effective in terms of materials, a row configuration could offer better value in terms of user capacity. Commercial Washrooms provides solutions tailored to different budgets, ensuring you get the best value for your investment.


Choosing the right toilet cubicle configuration can significantly impact user satisfaction and functionality. With Commercial Washrooms by your side, you're assured of making informed decisions that align with your needs and budget. Whether you're setting up a new washroom or revamping an existing one, we're here to ensure your space is both practical and aesthetically pleasing.

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