Grab Bars / August 5, 2018 / MillicentChaloux
The most common grab bar that you will find on the market is a standard bar that is made of stainless steel. There are plenty of sizes for you to choose from. Starting out as small as twelve inches these bars are handy additions to any kind of shower. If you need a bigger one you can find them up to six feet depending on your needs. For showers the recommended length is twelve to eighteen inches although larger can be more beneficial. Again it is all in what the user needs. While some attach directly to the wall by their own two ends others come on a single bar that attaches to the shower and a grab handle protrudes from that. There are even grab bars that are designed to wrap around corners and provide complete safety coverage.
Anyone who must rely on a grab bar to get in and out of the bathtub or shower no longer has to have a bathroom with a hospital look. Grab Bars have never been so stylish and can be hidden in plain sight disguised as a towel rack toilet paper holder or soap dish. Integrated Support rails can blend right in with functional and practical bathroom accessories like a circular accent ring around a shower fixture or beside a toilet a discrete hand rail that also doubles as a paper roll holder with room for extra rolls. Luxurious Shower Seats that thinly fold against a shower wall are also more readily available for stylish safety. Other designs that integrate style with safety are also available to an aging population who prefers to age in place and stay in their own homes in their twilight years.
This planning will allow you to add decorative safety rails down the road and will maximize the amount of support this bar will provide. Step 3 - Consider the weight capacity required and where youll want additional support- How much do the people weigh who will be using the bathroom/shower space? The weight capacities of these decorative units can range between 250 and 350 pounds. In addition youll want to consider where youll want (either now or in the future) this additional support. If youre looking inside a tub/shower area you can use bath accessories like soap dishes corner shelves around the bath/shower valves and grab bars to add more support.