When comes to upgrading soap and paper dispensers, custodial managers find that form and function go hand-in-hand. Although appearance still takes a back seat to functionality, touch-free dispensers successfully marry form and function so facility executives don’t have to compromise when it comes to choosing a dispenser that not only works well, but also matches the décor within the facility.

Touch-free fixtures typically have a more modern, curvy design to them and less corners and angles making them easier to clean. When upgrading fixtures, managers are also more likely to invest in matching dispenser systems. More often than not, facility executives want their dispensers to be of the same brand or color — typically neutral colors such as black, white and gray.

Even newer designs offer water-resistant features, accelerated dry times, high-capacity roll towels and ample space for advertising opportunities.