The Different Types of Toilet Roll Dispensers and How to Operate Them

The Different Types of Toilet Roll Dispensers and How to Operate Them
Dudley Industries
Post by Dudley Industries
March 29, 2022

Quality toilet roll dispensers fulfil several functions in a commercial washroom – firstly they obviously provide a dispensing mechanism for toilet paper, they also serve to protect the roll from water splashes and contamination, and they can even provide an aesthetic improvement to washroom fixtures. With public expectations towards washrooms at an all-time high and spaces competing with one another for the appeal of workers and visitors, you need to strive to provide a space that washroom users can trust, and hygienic well designed toilet roll dispensers are of paramount importance. So, what are the different types of toilet roll dispensers and what does it take to operate and maintain them? Here's what you need to know.

How to Change a Toilet Roll Dispenser?

Changing and refiling is not a one-size-fits-all affair, but it is usually relatively straightforward. Depending on what type of dispenser you have, there is usually a simple lock to unlatch and the cover will hinge forward. Changing the roll or paper should take no more than a few seconds.

Are Toilet Roll Dispensers Easy to Operate and Maintain?

Dudley Industries’ toilet roll dispensers are made to standard industry sizes so they fit the paper that is readily available in the market place.  They are not restricted to a particular brand or type of consumable. The paper is easy to change and viewing windows in dispensers allow for a quick visual check on the fill level so that they don’t need opening to check. All toilet paper holders from Dudley Industries are very easy to refill and maintain – even the anti-ligature and dementia toilet roll dispenser models which are designed to provide extra security in care settings.

How often do you need to replace rolls?

Obviously this will vary with the number of visitors using the facilities and number of toilet cubicles.  A daily check is usually sufficient although usage will vary between cubicles as the middle tend to be used the most! Commercial holders are recommended for busy environments are they hold larger rolls than standard domestic rolls. Many units often hold a spare roll if not more for example 2 toilet rolls or even up to 3 toilet rolls can be useful.

The Different Types of Toilet Roll Holders

Multi-flat (or Bulk Fill) Dispensers house stacks of single leaf toilet tissue, the tissue is interleaved so as users pull on one sheet the next sheet presents itself. The type depends on the paper manufacturer but it is usually 2ply and on average 250 sheets per pack.  Most commercial dispensers will house two packs.

Jumbo Toilet Rolls are large round dispensers (although some are square!) typically available in 3 sizes; mini, midi and maxi, the core diameter can vary between 2¼ inch and 3 inch.  The length of paper on the roll will vary from 150m, usually the mini through to 300m for the maxi.  Rolls may contain perforated or non-perforated paper; again this is down to the manufacturers specification.  Non perforated rolls are usually used in dispensers that have a serrated base edge to help tear the paper.

Cored rolls, sometimes referred to as Pendimatic look like domestic rolls but the core contains plastic end caps that help to located the roll within the dispenser.

Standard or domestic rolls work with a variety of simple roll holders.  The quality of paper is available to suit all budget types.

Whilst legislation just requires a supply of toilet paper with no further guidance on the dispenser it is recommended that in public facilities toilet rolls are housed in suitable dispensers as this helps to prevent them from contamination and pilfering.

Cleaning Toilet Paper Holders

How to clean a stainless-steel toilet paper holder?

Stainless steel is easy to maintain, we do not recommend the use of soap or chemical cleaning detergents, bleach or abrasive cleaners.  Simply wipe with a damp clean cloth and dry thoroughly.  The same applies to painted or lacquered surfaces.

Discover Dudley Industries’ Range of Toilet Roll Holders & Dispensers

When it comes to toilet roll dispensers for commercial settings, it's hard to beat the expertise and selection of Dudley Industries.

We have an array of designs and finishes available, ranging from sleek and modern to classic and understated. Our toilet roll dispensers are designed for ease of use and functionality as well as durability and long-lasting reliability. Whatever your preference, you'll be able to find the right toilet paper holder for your washroom and visitor numbers.

If you'd like to learn more about commercial toilet paper dispensers manufactured by Dudley Industries, get in touch with a member of our team today. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Dudley Industries
Post by Dudley Industries
March 29, 2022