With the vast array of fire extinguisher cabinets to choose from in today's market, it is essential to choose a model that meets your needs and matches the design and decor of your building. One of the key elements when deciding to purchase a fire extinguisher cabinet, is how you will mount the cabinet.
Most fire extinguisher cabinets come in one of three mounting types. The mounting type is just how it sounds, it is a term used to describe the way that you will mount your fire extinguisher cabinet onto a wall.
The three most common ways to mount a fire extinguisher cabinet are:
- Surface mounted
Now let's take a look at the third option, recessed mounted:
Recessed – When given the option a recessed fire extinguisher cabinet is always the best choice. Recessed fire extinguisher cabinets are designed to meet safety compliances such as ADA. They meet the safety requirements because they do not protrude from the wall or mounting surface. This means that they are flush with the surface of the wall, with the sometime exceptions of the cabinets handle.
Other than just being the most compliant fire extinguisher mounting option, recessed cabinets almost always look better. They blend into the environment more and work better in especially high-traffic areas because they do not obstruct vision or take up extra room. Today's fire extinguisher cabinet makers also feature a wide array of materials and finishes that allow the cabinets to blend in more than ever with the decor of the building that is mounted in.