Stainless Steel Bath Tub Grab Bars offer unique designs for support around residential bath tubs. Sometimes, standard straight grab bars are not sufficient around a bath tub. If you have a bath tub situated in the middle of your bathroom or your bath tub only meets one wall on its narrow end, other options would be needed for support around the bath tub. Stainless Steel Bath Tub Grab Bars are designed in some common configurations that can be fabricated on demand. Designs for Stainless Steel Bath Tub Grab Bars that mount on two walls, mount on the wall and the floor, or even mount on two walls and the floor are potential choices for stainless steel bath tub grab bar users. Besides standard designs, users can also configure their own stainless steel bath tub grab bar. No one knows the habits and comfort level of the user of the stainless steel bath tub grab bar better than they do. If the standard designs are not sufficient for the user’s personal taste, a custom stainless steel grab bar can be designed that will be a perfect fit around the bath tub.
Stainless Steel Bath Tub Grab Bars whether in the standard designs or a user designed custom configuration are available with a 1 ¼” or 1 ½” diameter. The standard finish for stainless steel bath tub grab bars is brushed satin stainless steel; but, powder coated paint colors or highly polished stainless steel are also finish options. Highly intricate or extremely large stainless steel bath tub grab bar designs can be restricted to the brushed satin stainless steel finish if they are too large to finish in other colors or polishes. Stainless Steel Bath Tub Grab Bar installation is no different than installation of stainless steel toilet grab bars and the Wingit Grab Bar anchors can be used on stainless steel bath tub grab bar flanges that do not meet a stud or blocking behind the wall.
Adding a textured grip to stainless steel grab bars will improve the safety of users when holding a stainless steel grab bar. Stainless steel grab bars when mounted properly on your wall or floor will support a substantial amount of weight; however, if the user cannot properly grip the grab bar because of its smooth surface, the weight capacity of the stainless steel grab bar is irrelevant. A textured grip on a stainless steel grab bar is particularly useful for the elderly or those that do not have a sufficiently strong grip for holding the stainless steel grab bar. There are a few different types of stainless steel textured grips to choose from, each with their own benefits.
• Peened Safety Grip: The peened safety grip is the most common textured safety grip for stainless steel grab bars. The peened safety grip texture is similar to fine grit sandpaper. It’s not overly coarse, but it does improve the grip for stainless steel grab bar users.
• Knurled Safety Grip: The knurled safety grip is a very coarse texture that is cut in a diamond pattern on the stainless steel grab bar. This safety grip type may be overly aggressive for sensitive hands, but provides a more effective grip for the stainless steel grab bar.
• Ripple Grip Safety Grip: The ripple grip (aka Shur-Grip) safety grip has a look and texture similar to reptile scales. The texture of the ripple grip safety grip falls between the peened and knurled safety grips. It is not too aggressive for sensitive hands, but provides an effective gripping surface. The appearance of the ripple grip texture provides an attractive aesthetic for the stainless steel grab bar.
All three grab bar textures are available on Brushed Satin Stainless Steel Grab Bars, Polished Stainless Steel Grab Bars, Brass Plated Stainless Steel Grab Bars, and Powder Coated Stainless Steel Grab Bars. You will be able to have an improved, textured grip on your stainless steel grab bar no matter what finish or configuration you need. Textured finishes can also be used for stainless steel grab bars in ADA compliant restrooms and public spaces.
Stainless steel grab bar installation doesn’t have to be difficult. Anyone from an IKEA do-it-yourselfer to a professional contractor will have no trouble securely installing a stainless steel grab bar. Whether you are installing a stainless steel toilet grab bar or a stainless steel bath tub grab bar, the first thing you will want to do is locate the studs behind the wall. If you will not be able to mount all the flanges of your grab bar into a stud, you will want to use a Wingit fastener in your installation – more on that little miracle later. With a pencil, lightly mark the location of the center and edges of each stud. You may want to utilize a stud finder to help you locate the studs behind the wall and a finishing nail to probe for the edges of the studs.
Next, place your stainless steel grab bar with the flanges positioned over your studs so that at least two screw holes on your mounting flange meet your studs. Mark each screw hole with a pencil. After you have marked your screw holes, drill a 1/8” hole into the marked center of the studs. If you hit solid wood, then continue to drill your other screw holes. When all your screw holes have been drilled, position your stainless steel grab bar on your wall and screw it into place. To make sure your stainless steel grab bar is secure, give it a strong tug to make sure it does not pull away from the wall. You have now successfully installed your stainless steel grab bar.
For those of you who will not hit a stud behind the wall, you will love the stainless steel grab bar Wingit. The Wingit is a cinch to use and provides strong support for stainless steel grab bars. All that’s needed is a 1.25” hole drilled into the wall for each of your stainless steel grab bar mounting flanges. When properly installed, Wingits provide enough support to withstand an 800 lbs. downward force. Now that’s strength.