How do you choose the right wall bracket? The experts at Thuiszorg Webshop explain it.
Why a wall bracket or shower bracket?
Wall brackets or shower brackets offer support, comfort and safety for people with an increased risk of falling. They are especially indispensable in the bathroom and the toilet . You can place them around your bath but also at the toilet or in the shower.
There are different types of wall brackets: some are straight , some bent . Some short and others long or adjustable . Some are firmly secured with screws, some with suction cups. How do you choose the right one for your bathroom and your needs?
Straight or curved wall bracket?
Curved wall brackets have a specific bend in the design. This bend ensures that you can grab this bracket in different positions. This type of wall bracket is usually used if it must provide support in different positions. Eg to stand up from a shower stool or to pull you out of your bath.
Short or long wall bracket?
Depending on the situation, you can therefore opt for a short, long or adjustable shower rail . Short brackets (<30 cm) are chosen if space is limited or if there is a very specific place where support should be provided. This is also a more discreet version than the larger brackets.
Longer wall brackets are chosen when support must be provided at different heights and positions . Such as, for example, in a home where several people use the same bracket or at a bath or shower where it is safer if you can pull yourself up with two hands .
Adjustable wall brackets (always on suction cup) are often used in spaces with small tiles where there are many joints and it is difficult to place the bracket between the joints. Adjustable are also useful if you want to reuse them in different places in different homes.
Wall bracket with screws or mobile wall bracket on a suction cup without drilling?
Many do not want to drill holes in the wall and opt for a wall bracket on suction cups. People often wonder whether this is just as safe and robust. Of course, a fixed wall bracket has no chance of coming loose. The mobile wall brackets on suction cups that we offer meet the most stringent TÜV tests. This means that our wall brackets on suction cups are very reliable and safe.
Which color and material should I choose?
If you do not suffer from visual impairment or dementia, you can choose a neutral color that matches the environment (anthracite, stainless steel, white, gray). If this is not the case, it is better to choose a red or dark blue wall bracket in a contrasting color. This is specially made for the visually impaired or people with dementia.
In terms of material, there are PVC, stainless steel and steel wall brackets. It is up to the user to choose which material he or she prefers. They are all considered to be just as safe, however, a stainless steel wall bracket can feel more pleasant to use than a PVC wall bracket. Both also have ridges and anti-slip to prevent your hands from slipping.
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