DIY: How to mount a towel rail

DIY: How to mount a towel rail

Generally when the bathroom is renewed and with it the furniture, there are some utensils and furnishings that should be installed in this particular environment, such as hanging furniture, hangers and especially towel rails . The latter is the one that gives more problems for its application, as it requires a double engagement (on both sides) and a lot of precision. So let’s see, in the guide that follows, how to properly mount a towel rail.


  • Drill with speed reducer
  • Iron tip
  • Diamond spear tip
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Screwdriver

If you wish to mount the towel rail on a masonry wall, a drill with a normal iron tip is sufficient to drill the latter; if, on the other hand, you feel it is necessary to mount it on the tiles, you need a diamond point with the lance end specific for this type. Assuming that it involves drilling the tiles, take the towel holder and place it in the way that suits you best. With a pencil draw the outline of the two side supports of the armrest and at this point you can very well put aside the towel rack. Just place on the template the plastic or metal plate, precisely on the sign.

These plates must be mounted on the tiles with plastic dowels, in which the locking screws are housed. Once you have also traced the matching holes of the screw holes, you can start drilling the tiles. After drilling holes in the corresponding marks, insert the 4 dowels (two on each side) by hand. Now you can place the plate with the holes corresponding to the dowels and with a screwdriver fix it to the tiles. At this point you just have to take the towel rail and from top to bottom slide it into the keyway corresponding to the shape of the plates just fixed.

In this way the towel rail will be stable and ready for use. Of fundamental importance during the assembly phase it is above all, for an aesthetic sense, to use a level to check that the fixing happens perfectly. To avoid splintering the tiles, it is advisable to use a speed reducer that allows you to drill them gradually. If, on the other hand, the towel rack is not patented in this way, but the hooking takes place directly on the eyelet of the rear part, then you do not need to use the dowels with screws but the ficher (supplied) that allow it to be applied as normal painting hanging on the wall. Good job.

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