Ever Wondered Why Toilet Stall Doors Aren’t Ever Fully Enclosed?

Public stalls are like heaven in a busy,cramped shopping mall. However, have you noticed that whenever you go to a public stall, the doors are never fully enclosed?

Nicolas Gonzalez Garrido (Founder at  www.kanso.design) has answered this very question on Quora. We listed his reasons down below.

Cost reduction


Not only due to a reduced structure, but also think about shared illumination with the rest of the toilet and shared ventilation exhaust.


You can see if there is someone left there or hiding or dead or making whatever improper use of the facility.

Increase durability

A regular door reaching the floor will get in touch daily with water (mainly from cleaning) and end up being damaged.

Improved air flow.

To facilitate cleaning the floor

Because they can!

To be a good neighbor and pass the toilet paper to the next cubicle in case of emergency.

To encourage dialog.


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