You can install grab bars vertically, horizontally or diagonally depending on your needs. At the entry to the shower or tub. To help facilitate entry and exit, install a grab bar vertically in front of the shower or tub. we installed on in our master bath to help stepping into the tub. We liked it so well, we installed in our guest walk-in shower. This is really a nice grab bar.
We feel the groove allows a more comfortable & secure grip. The angled grab bar provides 2 levels to rest elbow on & to reach when seated, both which helps us. Grove has never been a cleaning issue & can’t imagine why it would be. We’ve had ours around 9 years & just bought another for our new shower.
Turn it over. You can install it in any direction.
You would have to check your local store or on line to see which stores have it in stock. If your local store don't have it they can get it for you at the help desk.
Install of this grab bar is a breeze - the bar posts are 16 inch on center and are easily positioned to grab two studs.