How to choose your grab rail?
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Where to install the grab rail?
What are the different types of grab rails?
There are several types of grab rails. They are generally recognized as the straight rail, the angled rail or the handle rail.
Straight and angled rails are used to help people stand up while handle rails are generally meant to facilitate access into something. The installation of each type of grab rail depends on both its location and its intended role. If it's for a shower cabin or to help someone move around, the straight rail is more suitable. The angled rail is most commonly used to for assistance in standing up, ideally fixed in the bathroom or WC at a height of anywhere from 70 and 80 cm.
What are the main features of a grab rail?
- Brass, for a retro style;
- Metal, modern and sober;
- Stainless steel, recommended for wet rooms;
- Aluminum, also of the stainless variety.
Fixings and dimensions
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Redo the bathroom plumbing? Check.
Fit together, build the walls, paint a partition, throw my hammer in a rage thinking that it will fix the problem? Check.
The DIY motto ? Learning is better than delegating… well, it's also a question about your wallet! The satisfaction? The beer at the end of the job!
What do the best have in common? The influence of Gyro Gearloose, Mac Gyver and Carol Smiley depending on your generation, a good dose of curiosity, a average hand-eye coordination and a taste for risks… and if it doesn't work, try again! Advise you? I'll do my best!
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