Ever sat on a toilet seat on a restroom, and had that uncomfortable moment of accidentally locking eyes with a stranger through the crack in the stall door? Did you wonder immediately afterward, "Why aren't bathroom stalls fully enclosed? This awkward moment could have been completely avoided!"
There's actually a set of logical reasons why toilet stalls don't go to the floor. Some of these facts are obvious (they're easier to clean and are cheaper to construct), while others are not so easily guessed. Read on to discover these unknown bathroom facts about why stalls don't touch the floor and why that's actually a good thing.
Simple stall divisions can be used in any room, regardless of the flatness of the floor or the height or width of the room. A floor-to-ceiling private stall requires custom cutting and fitting, as well as more materials, so it easily can cost twice as much to build. It just makes more financial sense to go for shorter, more versatile stalls.