Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser Guide 2021

With reducing the spread of germs being at the forefront of everyone’s mind, it’s important nowadays to keep your bathroom as hygienic as possible. The CDC notes that germs spread more easily when hands are wet, so it is vital your restroom has effective drying mechanisms. In addition, after drying your hands, it’s important to make sure they don’t get contaminated again before you leave the restroom.

While some paper towel dispensers require manual operation, automatic paper towel dispensers ensure a drying experience that is touchless. With so many dispensers to choose from it can be overwhelming, though this guide will help narrow your choices down a bit more!

Choosing the right Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser:

There are several factors to consider when deciding on the right automatic dispenser for your commercial space.  Budget and aesthetics play a large role in narrowing down your options, with different materials being appropriate for different bathroom decors. In addition, choosing between styles such as surface-mounted and recessed dispensers comes down to how much space you have available. While surface-mounted dispensers are easier to install, they come at the cost of taking up more room. Though there is not a one size-fits-all model for every commercial space, there are enough options available to find the automatic paper towel dispenser that works best for your needs. Here are some of our top picks.

Bobrick B-2974 Surface Mounted Dispenser with LED light

Bobrick B-2974 Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser

The B-2974 is one of our top selling automatic paper towel dispensers, and it is no surprise as to why. This sleek, stainless steel dispenser comes with a built-in LED light, helping to direct users to the automatic sensor. Modern and unobtrusive, the battery-powered B-2974 is perfect for high-traffic areas. Though not the most inexpensive option on our list, the B-2974 is ideal if you need a premium, modern hand dryer for your commercial space.

Bradley 2494-000000

The Bradley 2494-0000 is styled after the classic automatic paper towel dispensers. Made of durable plastic, this surface-mounted dispenser is ideal when you need a no-frills hand drying solution. Of note is its adjustable sheet length and time delay settings, making it work with most size paper towels up to 8 inches wide. The biggest advantage this dispenser has is it offers all the technology of an automatic, sensor activated dispenser while being inexpensive. Bradley’s 2494 is the perfect fit if you need an automatic drying solution while not breaking the bank.

ASI 68523AC-4 Simplicity


ASI’s 68523AC-4 Simplicity model offers an excellent compromise between space-saving form and modern design. Being semi-recessed, this dispenser is ideal for areas where space is at a premium. Don’t feel like refilling your paper towel dispensers every other day? The ASI 68523AC-4 accepts standard towel rolls up to 800 feet. Another one of our best-selling automatic dispensers, it’s no surprise as to why. Though not as inexpensive as some of the others within this guide, by going with the ASI 68523AC you can be sure your commercial space is outfitted with high-quality, space-conscious dispensers.

ASI-645210AC-41- Piatto

The ASI Piatto in matte black is the go-to choice for a premium, stylish automatic dispenser. Completely recessed, this AC-powered dispenser is by far the best option for space-saving design. Though the most expensive out of all of those previously mentioned, the matte black finish and recessed design help take your commercial restroom to the next level. In addition, the ASI Piatto includes feed tabs, automatically switching to the main roll when the stub roll is empty.

Bobrick B-3974-250

Bobrick B-3974-250

Bobrick’s B-3974-250 makes adapting to shifting traffic and usage needs easy. In addition to housing an LED light for easy sensor identification, conversion between paper towel types is simple. Finished in a sleek stainless-steel finish, this dispenser is one of the most versatile on the list. Whether your commercial space is running more traditional folded paper towels or automatic, universal rolls, switching between the two is simple. In addition, it can be done without replacing existing accessories already on your wall. Moderately priced, the B-3974 is ideal for commercial spaces which have shifting usage needs.


The Final Word

With many different styles, mounting options, and price ranges available, the perfect paper towel dispenser is within reach. At Choice Builder Solutions, we have a wide selection of high-quality automatic dispensers, whether you’re looking for the perfect unit for your breakroom or restroom. Curious what other models we offer? Shop our selection today!

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