Institutional – Schools
Schools are facilities that see heavy public restroom use every day and school restrooms often suffer damage, whether it is accidental or due to intentional vandalism. Costs to repair broken fixtures are high at a time when many school district budgets are shrinking.
There are several measures schools can take to effectively prevent vandalism and keep restrooms in working order. One such measure is to use stainless steel fixtures. This measure can save future repair costs because stainless steel fixtures rarely need repair or replacement. Acorn Engineering is a leader in vandal-resistant plumbing fixtures that stand up to harsh punishments. These types of stainless steel fixtures have been used in school construction projects to help prevent damaging and costly acts of vandalism and keep restroom fixtures functional.
In addition to durability and functionality, an aesthetic appearance is also an important consideration for school restrooms. To that end, Acorn Engineering offers an Enviro-Glaze® option on all stainless steel fixtures.
Enviro-Glaze is a durable, electro-statically sprayed powder applied to the outside of a stainless steel fixture, then cured at temperatures in excess of 400°F. The coatings are chip resistant, can endure impact and will not bubble. Available in a variety of designer colors and textures, Enviro-Glaze makes it possible for Acorn's stainless steel fixtures to retain the durability of stainless steel and still offer the aesthetics of designer fixtures.
In addition to Enviro-Glaze coatings, some products, such as lavatories and wash basins, can be constructed from Corterra, a polymer resin that is a durable alternative to stainless steel. Corterra comes in a variety of attractive colors to enhance the surrounding décor.
Benefits of Acorn Engineering fixtures in schools include:
- Heavy gage stainless steel construction, which adds durability and strength above that of porcelain.
- Seamless welded construction, which prevents students from using the fixture to hide dangerous or illegal items.
- Ideal for new construction or retrofit—fixtures can be engineered to fit existing rough-ins.
- Low-maintenance and vandal-resistant—save money on repairs and replacements and keep restrooms functional.
Products that are suited for the Institutional – Schools market include:
Acorn stainless steel toilets offer a durable solution for new construction sites that will be subject to vandalism, or for replacement of existing vitreous china, aluminum, or cast iron fixtures. These fixtures feature an elongated bowl and a contoured integral seat. Both siphon jet or blowout jet models are available with a choice of a floor or wall outlet and top supply (typically for exposed flush valve) or wall supply (typically for concealed flush valve). These toilets are equipped with a large trap to avoid stoppage. Addtional options are available, including a water saving high-efficiency toilet option (-HET).
With single-station, straddle, stall, and multi-person styles to choose from, Acorn Engineering manufactures a urinal for every application. Acorn's urinals are constructed from durable stainless steel and can be specified with Enviro-Glaze powder coatings, which come in a variety of colors that lend an aesthetic appeal. A variety of other options are available to customize the fixtures, such as supply, mounting and flush valve options. Low water consumption solutions are available.
Acorn offers a line of stainless steel lavatories that feature seamless all-welded construction. Rectangular, multi-sided and corner cabinets with rectangular or oval bowls are available in addition to compact models for installations where space efficiency is the primary concern.
Acorn manufactures a variety of heavy-duty service sinks and mop sinks from durable stainless steel or pre-cast cement and marble terrazzo. Mop sinks are pitched to the integral drain for efficient, positive drainage. Service sinks feature double wall stainless steel construction to eliminate the rolled edge, improving the safety and cleanliness of the sink.
Group Hand Wash
Acorn Engineering offers an extensive line of group washing facilities, including wash fountains and multi-basin lavatories. Depending on the model, up to eight users can be accomodated on single Acorn wash fountain. Wash fountains are constructed from stainless steel, marble look Terrazzo, or solid-surface Corterra in a variety of shapes and configurations. Multi-basin lavatories are constructed from durable stainless steel or Corterra and can be specified in a number of designs. Acorn's multi-basin lavatories can be configured with up to 4 stations.
Acorn's drinking fountain features one-, two- or three-station fountains constructed from durable stainless steel. All Acorn drinking fountains feature seamless welded construction with a satin finish and a deck-mounted bubbler. Drinking fountains can be installed from the front of a finished wall or from an accessible pipe chase.
Acorn showers feature different configurations and mounting styles to accommodate a wide variety of spaces. Flush-mounted, surface-mounted, back-to-back, corner-mounted, column, built-in and cabinet showers are available. Shower panels, columns and cabinets are constructed from durable stainless steel for superior aesthetics and durability. Many varieties can be specified for ADA compliance with the addition of features such as a handheld shower head, seat and/or grab bar.
Acorn manufactures hose boxes and supply valves to provide a water source in a variety of different applications, including schools, restaurants, retail stores, commercial buildings, hospitals, clinics, and other environments where a reliable source of water is needed.
Acorn Engineering Company manufactures a wide variety of accessories for fixtures. These include bathroom accessories such as mirrors, shelves, clothing hooks, toilet paper holders, and soap dishes, as well as shower accessories such as privacy compartments for our shower line, soap tanks and dispensers, and accessories for ADA compliance, including seats and grab bars.
Because of the recognition that a well designed plumbing fixture needs the support of an equally well-designed valve, Acorn Engineering has developed an extensive family of valves to satisfy the users' requirements. An important consideration in selecting the proper valve type to be used is the mounting of the valve to the fixture and therefore accessibility for servicing vital valve components.