If you need to rent portable toilets, you’re likely doing a lot of research. Portable toilets and restroom trailers – which do you need?
We know that comparing the offerings from various portable restroom suppliers can get confusing! You have to look at options, booking schedules, service areas, and prices. So, if you’re confused, we’re here to help!
Luxury portable restroom trailers and porta johns are very different bathroom options. A restroom trailer is pulled behind a truck and delivered to your event. On site the finishing touches added to wow users. Depending on the unit, it’s usually silver or white and it has an upscale exterior appearance. A porta potty, on the other hand, is loaded onto a trailer with a bunch of other units. It’s delivered to your event stocked and ready to go. It can be placed in a row to create a bank of portable toilets or spread out around your event.
Those are the basic differences on the surface, but the biggest differences between the two styles of bathrooms are on the inside. These are the fundamental differences that you can expect between luxury portable toilet trailers and porta potties:
It might sound silly to discuss the “uses” for portable toilets because, after all, they’re mostly used for doing your business. However, there really is a difference in how restroom trailers are used versus how portable toilets are used.
Portable toilets are simply designed for going to the bathroom – basic units have a toilet and urinal as well as a hand sanitizer pump installed on the wall. Elite units will also have the added convenience of a shelf, coat hook, and mirror as well as upgraded functionality like a mini sink and toilet that flushes with a foot pump. However, many local portable toilet suppliers don’t carry these models. Instead, they just stick to renting the standard porta john units.
Portable restroom trailers also provide users with a convenient and comfortable place to use the bathroom, but they have other uses as well. They’re a great substitute for cabanas at events where people might have to change their clothes (or their kids’ clothes), making them great for weddings, campgrounds, sports tournaments, the lakeside, weekend-long music festivals, and the like. They’re also more spacious and tend to stay cleaner after a lot of use than their porta potty counterparts, which makes them a better choice for diaper changes (although they don’t have wall-mounted changing tables with straps). Some also have showers, making them more like the bathroom in your home. This versatility is why so many customers choose to rent restroom trailers instead of (or in addition to) porta potties.
When it comes to added amenities, you just can’t beat luxury restrooms! They boast wooden cabinetry, large mirrors, wide countertops, recessed interior lighting, low-level exterior lighting, accent rugs, hanging wall art, faux flowers, and much more. And these are just the aesthetic benefits! They also have running hot/cold water, are climate controlled, and use flushing toilets, making them a true substitute for the well-equipped restrooms that you would find inside of upscale locations like hotels, wedding venues, and restaurants.
Porta potties are a one-size-fits-all restroom solution. They’re all laid out the same way, with only minor differences in size, for ADA-compliant portable toilets, and additional features, for Elite units. When you walk in the toilet is directly in front of you and the urinal is to the left.
Restroom trailers, however, provide different layout configurations depending on how many stalls they contain. Two and three-stall trailers have doors to the outside for each stall, making them incredibly private. Stalls are typically labeled as either men’s or women’s on the door. However, they can be customized for your specific needs. One example would be converting a three-stall trailer from a men’s/women’s/women’s designation to a men’s/women’s/unisex configuration. Once you increase trailer size the trailers will have a single entrance for each gender. This is the case with 6-stall, 8-stall, or 10-stall versions. Inside there will be individual stalls (and in the case of the men’s side, urinals as well). Each gender’s side will also have shared sinks. Get more information on specific layouts.
Kerkstra Luxury Portable Restroom Service Inc. provides portable restroom service across Michigan and luxury restroom trailers for all of the states surrounding the Great Lakes. Take a look at our mobile restroom trailers and request a quote today!