Integrity Grab Bars
When you need a superior grab bar installation, call integrity. Trusted in Sarasota for over 10 years
Whether you’re concerned about yourself, or a loved one, you have come to the right place!
Grab bars offer confidence for all ages. However, if a grab bar is not installed correctly, it merely offers false hope.
Drilling through tile, especially porcelain, is not difficult, but it does take some instruction, a steady hand, and a lot of patience. There is always a risk of a tile breaking, or the drill bit skipping and damaging the tile. That is why we take every precaution to prevent this.
If technical stuff is not your thing, feel free to skip the next two paragraphs.
We use state of the art diamond encrusted hole saws. These bits are smooth cutting, causing minimal vibration. With every installation, when not able to fasten to a stud, we use (depending on the application) 3/16" or 1/4" stainless steel bolts with Toggler brand high performance anchors. These have a tensile strength of 238 lbs per anchor and a shear strength of 241 lbs just in 1/2" drywall! With most grab bars, we install 2 anchors at each end. When installed in a shower/tub area, you generally have 1/2" drywall or concrete backerboard plus thinset and tile. This provides an even greater strength. (See toggler.com for more specs.) We also apply pure silicone in areas prone to water intrusion.
It is important to note, that the overall strength of any installation is dependent upon the integrity of the substrate. For example, if a shower has drywall as backerboard, and it has been compromised by water, it will not withstand great pressure.
Strategically placed grab bars offer an important measure of security for every member of your family.
Grab bars come in a variety of sizes, shapes and finishes to compliment your décor. We can provide the bars for you, or you can purchase them online, or at a hardware store. There are certain bars that we don't recommend, so before purchasing, please feel free to give us a call.