One of the most dangerous parts of public establishments is the bathroom or restroom. According to Judy Stevens of Centers for Disease Control Prevention, approximately 235,000 people aged 15 years and above are rushed to the hospital for bathroom injuries annually. The study proves that all age groups should be aware of the dangers and accidents that can happen in the bathroom. Thus, restroom modifications like installation of grab bars are essential in reducing that risk.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2010 cited requirements for public establishments to follow for accessibility and usability by persons with disabilities. Installation of grab bars is one of the standard regulations for ADA-compliant bathrooms.
Types of commercial grab bars
Here are the basics that you need to know about the different types of commercial grab bars:
- Straight Safety Grab BarStraight grab bars are common bathroom aids because of its unobtrusive look. They are straight and simple which you can easily install anywhere on the wall.
- Angled/Wavy Grab BarThis type of grab bar is ideal for securing the safety of handicapped, seniors, or people with disabilities. It allows more flexibility and secure grip for the user especially in wet areas because it is bent in an angle and it has a grip pad that prevents the user’s hands to slip.
- Accent RingsAccent rings are circular bars that offer a minimal presence in the public restrooms or hospitals. They are cleverly designed to fit the frame of the shower valve and look seamlessly to the room. There are also some accents rings that are multi-purpose with a soap and toilet paper holder.
- Folding BarsFolding bars are created with a hinge which makes it possible to be flipped up when they are no longer in use and flipped down when you need them.
- Wall to Floor BarsAs the name implies, the grab bars are attached from the wall to the floor of the restroom. It is normally installed next to the toilet to help the user get up and down. They are L-shaped that extend to the wall with a 90-degree bent to meet the floor.
- No Drill Grab BarsYou do not need a lot of skills and effort when you install this type of grab bars. They do not require any drilling so it is quick and easy to install. In addition to its safety functions, it does not leave any hole on the wall.
- Suction Cup Grab BarsJust like the no-drill grab bars, suction cup grab bars can be an alternative to permanently installed grab bars. The problem with these bars is the adherence; they do not stick well to the tile or glass. They can only be used for balance assist, but they are not intended for full body support.
- Decorative Grab BarsContemporary grab bars can be an added decorative accent to the style of your home. They are available in a myriad of styles, shapes, sizes, and finishes from modern to antique. They are even coined as the accessory of the restroom.
Grab Bar Installation
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