Defining Hawa Hardware

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We’ve stayed busy adding products to our Hawa Sliding Door Hardware section and Hawa content to the blog. In last week’s update, we discussed buying the proper Hawa hardware given the weight of your door. The main takeaway: don’t buy a higher capacity system than you need. If a Junior 40 will work, purchase that, not a Junior 80.

After writing that post, we realized not everyone is familiar with Hawa’s product naming scheme. Understanding Hawa names, numbers, and abbreviations makes shopping much easier. Also, understanding this “Hawa-ese” makes life easier if you call or email us with questions …which we always encourage!. To get started, let’s break down the name of a popular product: the Hawa Junior 40/Z.

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The “Goldilocks Principle” and Hawa Sliding Door Hardware

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For the best experience with Hawa sliding door hardware, avoid purchasing hardware systems designed for door panels that are heavier or larger than yours.

What does this have to do with Goldilocks? That requires some explanation. When purchasing either consumer or commercial hardware, shoppers are accustomed to seeing both “heavy duty” and “standard” versions of products offered side by side. Typically, the “professional” or “heavy duty” variation is slightly more expensive and has better specifications. Given the choice, most people will select the overbuilt product, rather than the traditional alternative. Usually, upgrading isn’t a bad choice, but you may want to second guess this approach when shopping for Hawa sliding door hardware.

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Partition Plus Now Offers Hawa Sliding Door Hardware

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Hawa is known around the globe for designing the finest sliding door hardware available. Smooth and quiet operation are hallmarks of the Hawa brand. Ingenious engineering and characteristic Swiss manufacturing make this possible.

At Partition Plus, we know sliding doors backwards and forwards …and side-to-side. We’re eager to discuss your project and help you select the correct hardware.

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Our New Partition Design Tool

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We’re very excited about the recent launch of the Partition Design Tool. Why are we so enthusiastic about it? Because it is already saving time, informing customers, and reducing miscommunication. Visitors are guided through five quick steps that collect all the information we need to provide an accurate, prompt toilet partition quote.

While we know bathroom partitions inside and out, the average person doesn’t know pilasters from plastic laminate. And that’s OK! It has always been our job to explain enough about partitions to our customers so they can make an informed purchase. The Partition Design Tool streamlines the process.

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On the Virtues of Stainless Steel

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While stainless steel has been popular in the building specialties industry for a long time, it hasn’t always been a popular finish for products like restroom accessories and toilet partitions. You probably don’t want to read “A Complete History of Stainless Steel”, but a bit of background can’t hurt.

“Water resistant” alloys (what we would consider stainless steel) were first patented in the late 19th century. By the 1920s, stainless steel was produced in large quantities for commercial applications. The building, chemical, medical, and culinary industries loved the material. Why did stainless steel make a splash? Chalk it up to its durability, heat resistance, and cleanability.

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