Safe Shower and Bath Grab Rails
With rounded design features offering a firm and comfortable gripping surface, these are universally regarded as extremely useful grab rail options. We understand how important it is to install safe washroom features that are accessible for those with limited mobility, which is why we offer a range of shower and bath grab rails that can help give users more independence and confidence when using washroom facilities.
At Commercial Washrooms we work with a range of leading UK and European suppliers to ensure that we can not only offer a wide variety but also carry a broad range of designs.
Contact our team today for more information on our shower grab rails and bath grab rails.
Shower and Bath Grab Rail FAQ
What is the purpose of grab bars?
Grab bars for showers and bath grab rails are designed to make washroom facilities more accessible for those with disabilities or limited mobility. They can be placed conveniently in the shower or bath so that users can hold onto them for support when climbing in and out so that the risks of slipping are reduced and users can be more independent.
What height should grab bars be installed?
It is recommended that grab bars are installed between 33 to 36 inches above the shower floor.
What are the benefits of shower and bath grab rails?
They help to prevent slips and falls - shower and bath grab rails are securely attached to the wall so that users can hold onto them for support, decreasing the risk of falling in the bath or shower.
They give users more independence as there is less need for a carer to be present.
They are affordable - here at Commercial Washrooms, we have a range of affordable grab rails.
They are available in a variety of styles and finishes so you can find a bath grab rail to suit your washroom’s design.
Who can install grab bars?
It is recommended that a professional plumber installs grab bars to ensure that they are safe and securely attached to avoid accidents occurring.
How to replace the shower grab bar
Most shower grab bars are fitted to the wall with screws. When looking to replace your bath grab rail, you may notice that there aren’t any visible screws and may be wondering how to replace them, here’s how:
Firstly, if you can see your grab bar’s screws, you can unscrew these with a screwdriver or drill. On the other hand, some bath grab rails won’t have visible screws and you may only see a round steel plate - this steel plate is called an escutcheon and is usually caulked to the wall. You can remove these by cutting off the caulk and using a flat-head screwdriver to pull them off.
Once the screws have been removed, your grab rail will no longer be attached and you are free to follow installation advice to secure your new bath grab rail to the wall.
How to install bathroom grab bars
If you need to install a shower or bath grab rail, we recommend that you hire a professional to ensure that your grab bars are safe and secure for users.
Here is how shower and bath grab rails are installed:
Firstly, you must decide where to install your bath grab rail. To get an idea of how it will look, simply hold the bath grab rail in place over where you plan to install it.
Using a stud finder, locate the studs which are behind your shower wall, marking both sides of the stud where the ends of the grab bar will be mounted (you could use a pencil or some masking tape for this).
Take off the bath grab rail’s decorative coverings
Using a drill, you will now need to drill pilot holes into the wall and secure the bath grab rail to the wall with screws.
Reposition the bath grab rail’s decorative coverings
Tug on the grab rail to ensure it is secure and you are finished. If the bath grab rail feels at all loose, you may need to tighten the screws. Follow the same process if you need to install any more grab rails.