Grab Rails / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
Usually there are two types of bathroom grab bars. The first one requires you to permanently attach the whole bar into your bathroom walls. In this type the whole bar is stabilized in the wall with drills and nuts. They may also be made from stainless steel chrome or any other heavy metal since the attachment is already permanently done. The next type uses suction cups for support. The best feature in this kind is its ability to be reattached easily from time to time. However this same feature is its own negative feature. Grab bars should supply enough effort to resist the bodys weight but suction cups arent reliable in doing such. That is why it would be best for you to have permanent bars.
However if your financial capability really limits your option consider the following tips to increase the suction power of your temporary bars: • To have the best result consider the How to Install guide provided with the whole package. Before installing it clean first the wall surface. This would essentially decrease other foreign materials from interfering with the suction process. Also this would lengthen the ability of your bars to retain its support. Do not mount the bars within areas of blockage in the bathroom like your bathtub. Walking in those problem areas could trip a person even if he is gripping the bar. On the other hand clear the access area below the bar to prevent slips.
Outside the wet area you may also want more support from a towel bar holder or your toilet roll holder. Step 4 - Determine what plumbing fixture finishes youll be using - Decorative grab bars are available in many different finishes so youll want to match them up with your other fixtures. Finishes you can choose from include powdered coated white polished brass polished chrome polished nickel oil rubbed bronze wrought iron satin nickel to name just a few. Step 5 - Get help with an eye on universal design expertise - Designing a safe and stylish bathroom is no small feat. Dont just look for a handyman with a hammer - find the people with the highest level of design and construction expertise to help you.