Bathroom grab bars are essential bathroom accessories used in commercial restrooms for safety and accessibility. When fastened correctly and securely, grab bars allow for ease of use in single person restrooms as well as multiple toilet bathrooms within partitions.

Grab Bar Configurations

Here are a few of the basics regarding grab bars.


Grab bars come in many sizes and variations. Typical options include a bar that is 1″ up to 1-1/2″ diameter and a Center-to-Center (CTC) dimension ranging anywhere from 12″ up to 54″. The grab bar is also usually spaced 1-1/2″ away from the wall to meet ADA requirements.


A typical finish for grab bars include a satin stainless steel finish as well as an option for a textured finish to provide extra gripping strength.

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Load Capacity

When installed correctly, grab bars can have a load rating of 900 lbs. or even up to 1,250 lbs. to allow for exceptional durability.


Grab bars can be straight or have bends in them to allow for install around corners in the wall. It is not uncommon to have several grab bars installed in the same space to provide additional stability to individuals using a bathroom or a shower.

Grab Bars


Grab bars are an essential accessory in a commercial bathroom space. To ensure ease of use and mobility for everyone, providing the right grab bar and installing it the right way is critical. Contact a sales rep at Rex Williams Division 10 Specialties and we’ll get you what you need quickly and for a great price!