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Which toilet grab bars do I need and where should I place them? (Quantity, Shape, Length, Wall Location, and Placement Height). Residential Guide.


Residential toilet grab bar placement is completely up to the discretion of the user, whereas toilet grab bar placement in commercial or public bathrooms must abide by strict ADA placement guidelines. If you are installing toilet grab bars in a residential location (such as a private home / residence), continue reading. If you are installing toilet grab bars in a public facility that must abide by ADA Compliance / Handicap laws, please read our ADA Compliant Toilet Grab Bar Placement Guide.


The three most common toilet wall layouts for residential applications are as followed:

  1. Toilet with one side wall (in corner layout).
  2. Toilet with two side walls (between walls layout).
  3. Toilet with no side walls (freestanding layout).

Continue below to find your toilet grab bar placement recommendation based upon your toilet wall layout listed above:


#Toilet With One Side Wall (In Corner Layout):

Wall Side – Which bar shape, length, and quantity do I need?

Free Standing / Non Wall Side – Which bar shape, length, and quantity do I need?

 

#2 Toilet with Two Side Walls (Between Walls Layout):

Wall Side – Which bar shape, length, and quantity do I need?

#3 Toilet with No Side Walls (Free Standing Layout):

Which bar shape, length, and quantity do I need?


Toilet grab bar placement ultimately comes down to the user’s preference for hand grip location and the proximity to and length of the mounting walls (or lack of mounting walls).

For additional toilet grab bar shapes, we recommend exploring our complete line of toilet grab bars.

You may also want to explore our bathtub grab bars to see if any are applicable to your toilet layout.

Which bathtub grab bars do I need and where should I place them?

We recommend at least one vertical and one horizontal grab bar for all bathtub setups; the horizontal for pulling oneself safely out of a sitting position and the vertical for stability while standing up in and entering/exiting the tub. Bathtub grab bars are generally installed in the following four tub locations:

Bathtub grab bar placement and set up ultimately comes down to the user’s preference, the size of the tub, and the tub type (step-in vs. tub/shower combination). A bathtub grab bar should always be close to the hand and the next bar never too far away.

If you have a shower & bathtub combination, we recommend you also explore our shower grab bars.

A peened grab bar is a grab bar that has a textured gripping surface that provides additional surface grip. Peened grab bars are especially helpful if the grab bar is going to be installed in an area that may be wet or if the user’s hands may be wet, such as a shower or bathtub.

The peened surface feels a bit more rough and textured than a standard smooth surface grab bar.

People generally refer to peened grab bars as non-slip grab bars, anti-slip grab bars, safety grab bars, and slip resistant grab bars.

Peened non-slip grab bar

Are peened grab bars ADA compliant?

Peened grip grab bars are ADA compliant. The textured finish actually does not affect ADA compliancy. However, some local ADA laws may actually require peened grip surfaces in public commercial bathrooms.

Are peened grab bars best for showers and bathtubs?

Yes, peened grab bar grips are created specifically for shower grab bar and bathtub grab bar applications, whereby the grips are generally grabbed with a wet hand.

What does peened finish mean?

During the grab bar fabrication process, the peening process often consists of sand-blasting a large portion of the surface of the stainless steel tubing. This sand blasting significantly enhances the gripping surface of the grab bar by increasing friction and reducing slippage.

No, we do not offer Moen grab bars. We manufacture our own grab bars, however, we carry identical products.