Grab bars are grab bars that are installed in the bathroom to provide safety and stability for people who may have difficulty with balance or mobility. Bathroom grab bars can be placed in the tub or shower area, near the toilet or sink, and on the walls of the bathroom.
Find the studs near your proposed grab bar location using a stud sensor or by tapping on the wall. Mark the center of each stud with a pencil.
Mark the mounting holes for the grab bar on the wall. Use a level to make sure the bar is aligned horizontally or vertically. The grab bar should be about waist-high for shower users and 32 to 38 inches above the floor for toilet users.
Drill the holes into the studs or the wall using a drill bit that matches the size of the screws or anchors. If you are drilling into a tile, use a tile bit and apply masking tape over the tile to prevent cracking.
Apply silicone caulk around each hole to prevent water from seeping into the wall.
Place the bar in the holes and secure it with screws or anchors. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screws. If you are using anchors, make sure they are strong enough to support your weight.
Clean the mess and test the grab bar for stability.