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Shower Grab Bar Isn't Just For The Elderly


shower grab barShower grab bars aren't just for the elderly. They are a good idea for any shower. They are made in virtually any color and material and can complement or contrast the shower's design. Once you settle on the appearance of the grab bars, you need to consider their placement.

Generally, for a shower stall, the grab bar should be mounted between 36 inches and 40 inches from the floor. For a tub/shower combination, the bar should be mounted between 24 inches and 48 inches from the floor.

You should have a bar placed vertically at the entrance to the shower. This can be a small or medium length bar placed at shoulder-level. It should be placed near the opening on the inside of the shower. This will give the user something to hold onto upon entering or leaving the shower. You should also have a longer shower bar ( 3-4 feet) placed on the long wall of the shower. This grab bar can be mounted horizontally. If you use a bath chair, that grab bar should be slightly angled to allow you to pull yourself up from a sitting position to a standing position. You might also consider installing a small vertical grab bar at the toilet if a homeowner needs help going from a seated position to a standing position.

Grab bars must be installed into wall studs. For details on this, read this how-to on shower grab bar installation.


Grab bars are very useful to everyone. They could provide you support to prevent you from slipping away inside the bathroom.
Posted @ Wednesday, March 07, 2012 5:08 AM by welding Lee County FL
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