Older people are not the only ones who need to worry about falling in the bathtub or shower. You may be surprised to find that half of the emergency rooms visited for falls and injuries in the shower come from children. Whether young or old, it is of practical significance to have a good place in a wet and slippery environment. Below, we briefly introduce the different types of handrails and supporting railings to help you determine which type is best for you.
Straight Grab Bar
Straight handrails can be used to provide safe and firm support wherever additional handles are needed at home. This type of support rod is widely used and can be installed vertically, horizontally or at a certain angle, depending on your needs. Straight handrails are available in a variety of lengths, colors, finishes, materials and styles.
Wave-Style Grab Bar
The design of wave-style grab bar is simple and elegant, which is both practical and beautiful. It is another variant of the straight handrail, with a more interesting appearance, adding artistic elements to the bathroom, living room, corridor or stairs. Like the straight handrail, this handrail can be installed on a solid surface and can be installed almost anywhere in the home. You will benefit as long as you feel that there is an additional handle.
Grab Bar Accent Ring
Gone are the days when the handrail became an institutional visual barrier fixed to the bathroom wall! Modern handrails are cleverly designed to integrate seamlessly with the surrounding environment, so that unsuspecting eyes can't see them. Emphasize that the armband is designed to elegantly fix the shower valve, and its function is to provide a stable handle to enhance the safety and independence of bathers.
Grab Bar With Towel Rack
The armrest towel rack provides a safe handle for users of all ages! Who hasn't found himself reaching out to hold the towel bar for support? It is a good design practice to ensure that all towel racks can act as handrails at the same time to prevent you (or one of your guests) from pulling the towel rack off the wall. Compared with the traditional towel rack as support, the towel rack model with single grab bar will be safer and stronger. The safest model is one with two cross bars. The lower cross bar is used to fix the towel, while the higher cross bar remains open (without towel) so that the user can grasp it safely.
Angled Grab Bars
The angled grab bar has a horizontal grab bar and a second grab bar extending upward at an angle (also known as vertical angle grab bar, 135 degree grab bar, wedge grab bar and flyback stick grab bar). They provide users with various handles. This type of handrail is usually located next to the toilet seat or on the wall next to the toilet. It provides the user with a horizontal rod for pushing upward or a vertical part for pulling to help rise from the toilet or toilet seat. When installed in wet areas such as showers, models with textured finishes or grip pads attached below the bar help maximize the user's grip strength and prevent hands from slipping off the inclined bar when wet.
The above are the regular type of grab bar. Hope this article can bring you some help to choose the right grab bar.