Sloan has introduced its new ST-2449 Floor Mount Water Closet to meet the requirements of the Texas Accessibility Standards.
Similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and other state and federal disability rights laws, TAS standards also include a “juvenile” category for children between the ages of 5 and 8 who are disabled or in a wheelchair. Restrooms in public buildings in Texas whose primary users are juveniles must provide a toilet with a seat height between 12-15 inches (305-380 mm). This requires that the toilet rim be no more than 14 inches from the floor as opposed to the standard height of 15 inches.
“Sloan is constantly reviewing its products to remain in accordance with ADA and TAS guidelines,” said Mark Lawinger, Sloan fixtures product line manager. “As a result, our new ST-2449 Floor Mount Closet not only complies with TAS standards, but does so without sacrificing any water-saving or aesthetic value.
“We also listened to our customers and learned that some closets with rim heights of exactly 14 inches didn’t always meet the requirements due to variations in flooring or seat dimensions,” Lawinger added. “That is why our ST-2449 closet features a more forgiving 13.5 inches to ensure there are never any unexpected issues in the field during an inspection.”
Sloan’s ST-2449 Water Closet features a new design aesthetic and hydraulic platform and is designed, as is the entire Sloan Floor Mount family of products, to maximize and complement Sloan’s innovative line of flushometers. Sloan’s universal Floor Mount model works with Sloan flushometers from 1.1 to 1.6 gpf (gallons per flush).
Chief among the facilities in Texas that will be affected by the TAS requirements are grammar schools and daycare centers. All grammar schools across the state must comply with the new guidelines.
Sloan’s ST-2449 Water Closet is the latest in its commitment to ADA and TAS guidelines. Other Sloan products, including the AER-DEC® integrated sink that incorporates automatic soap dispensers, faucets and hand dryers on the sink deck to make it easily accessible, have been designed with ADA compliance as a priority.