I purchased one about two years ago because I didn’t want to install a longer one at a slope to fit my studs in a small half bath. This one was a perfect fit for 16” on center studs. It looks great and very sturdy. I would by this one again or at least the same manufacture if I need a longer size.
I bought these in in two sizes, and had them professionally installed. They are just the right thickness for grasping and have a slightly roughened surface to maintain grip. They are perfect for ADA use.
Gretel, Thank you for your question. The Franklin Brass 18 in. x 1-1/2 in. Concealed Screw ADA-Compliant Grab Bar in Stainless has a small amount of texture to it. Best, Customer Care Team
BRB, Thank you for your question. This grab bar is made of 20 gauge steel. Best, Customer Care Team
Joe, Thank you for your question. The 1-1/2" dimension refers to the diameter of the bar. Best, Customer Care Team
Joe, Thank you for your question. 1-1/2" refers to the diameter of the bar. Best, Customer Care Team
Mount it vertically.
David, thank you for your question. If studs are not available we recommend using model #FB549. Best, Customer Care Team
this bar will probably work ! as the mounting plate is large enough to cover some mistakes ,but if they are good stud locations ,use them again .
I didn't put this in a shower, so I haven't had this problem.