No matter what
type of make or model hand dryer that you choose,
they all need to be mounted to a wall or surface.
Which means they all fall under the categories of
recessed, semi-recessed or surface mounted. Let's
take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of
each mounting type.
mounted hand dryers are exactly what the name
implies, they are mounted directly on to a surface.
These types of hand dryers are ideal in many
situations. Often the walls of the building are not
deep enough, or they are not made of the right
materials to house the unit. This is commonly when a
surface mounted unit is required. The disadvantage
of this type is that it protrudes out further than
other types, taking up more wall space in your
washroom or restroom. Depending on the actual size,
surface mounted units most often do not meet ADA
Semi-recessed hand dryers are designed to
partially protrude from the wall. These types of
hand dryers are ideal for situations where you have
a wall that has some depth, but not enough to house
the complete hand drying unit. Depending on your
region and the depth of the wall that the dryer is
partially mounted in, these types of dryers can
sometimes meet ADA requirements.
hand dryers are hand dryers that are designed to
fit almost completely into the depth of a wall. In
an ideal world all hand dryers would be completely
recessed, they are considered the preferred choice
when the option is available. With this mounting
type, the only part of the hand dryer that you see
is the face of the unit which is more aesthetically
appealing and considered much easier to access and
maneuver. Most, if not all, fully recessed hand
dryers can meet ADA requirements and are recommended
for newly constructed buildings and restaurants.