Asked on Jan 8, 2019

How do I get and install grab shower bars in my bathroom?

OlivaNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAAnn


Recently servived Sepsis infection and need grab bars in builder grade plastic walkin shower.

4 answers
  • Pamela
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. sell various sizes of grab bars. All I've seen can be screwed into the tile or other wall materials in the shower.

  • Ann
    on Jan 8, 2019

    just do not get the 'suction' type grab bars as they are very unstable and will pull away from the wall-I had a plumber 'install' mine-now very secure

  • Any hardware or home improvement center will have them. I would hire a licensed contractor or plumber to install. Need to be screws into the studs. The suction cup versions are worthless in my opinion.

  • Oliva
    on Jan 8, 2019

    Hi, Ann,

    Please don't sacrifice quality, when considering grab bars. They should be rated to withstand the weight of a 250 pound person.

    Bathroom supply stores will be able to let you view prior to purchase. The finish should never be affected, in better quality grab bars. Look at Moen, Delta, Kohler websites. You need one or more to fit the user's hand size, mounted into wall studs, with anchors. Height of user will dictate height of grab bars.

    Ideally, one should be placed at front interior corner, one along sidewall, and one at rear or front entry /exit point from tub. Person should be capable of reaching grab bar should they start to fall, or from seated position in tub.

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