15 Jul Wall-mounted towel holder: assembly in DIY
The fitting of bathroom accessories , such as wall-mounted towel rails, can be done in a very simple and in a short time, using common tools and placing extreme care and precision, in a conscious self-made mode , so as to save on labor costs.
If the old iron or wood towel racks are worn out or no longer functional, you can get an immediate change of look of the setting, simply replacing them with more modern models made with innovative materials, whose shapes and colors are more harmonious with the rest of the wall furnishings and wall coverings.
First of all, you will have to identify the most comfortable position and establish the suitable towel-holder height since the towel-holders for the bathroom must obviously be easily reached from the sink, bidet, bath or shower unit, always taking into account the space and the available space. for the purpose of correct functional ergonomics.
The modern wall mounted towel racks can be of various types: fixed towel rails, swivel arms, knobs, or even in the form of removable towel rails , when the useful space is really precious. They can be fixed to the wall by means of screws, by drilling the walls, or by gluing them; in the second case we speak of Towel sticker .
Extreme attention and delicacy must be given above all if the towel hooks are to be mounted on walls covered with tiles , in order to avoid the risk of chipping and therefore irreparably damaging the ceramic coatings.
Preparation of wall towel holders
Before settling down for installation of door wall towels must previously obtain the toolsneeded:
– drill driver with iron tip if you will be working on a masonry wall, or diamond tip with the end nozzle, designed for puncture floor tiles;
– level to check the perfect horizontal alignment of the towel bar;
– adhesive tape to be applied to the tiles when drilling holes, so as to avoid scratching the coating;
– screwdriverin addition to the fixing screws usually already included in the towel holder package.
Once you have identified the most suitable area for the installation of the towel rail, you have to decide the precise point on which to place it by making sure with the appropriate metal search tool and also by using a search , that underneath the tiles there are no pipes or electric cables.
If you were to not be absolutely certain of the absence of pipes and electrical wires within the wall, in no case you can proceed to drill the wall, so as not to risk compromising the d ‘structures plant , as well as personal injury.
The procedure proceeds by simulating the position of the towel rail on the wall, preferably by being helped, using the level to keep the towel holder in a perfectly horizontal position. With the pencil you mark the precise point on which you must then drill holes to fix the supports or metal plates to the wall , as shown in the illustration.
Using adhesive tape , cover the areas where to drill the holes, highlighting with the pencil, the exact point on which to place the drill bit; the adhesive tape will prevent the drill bit from jumping and damaging the surrounding areas of the tile.
It is also recommended to use a speed reducer anddeactivate the percussion of the drill, so as to drill the tiles gradually; the choice of the appropriate drill bit should be made according to the type of ceramic material on which it is made and the dimensions of the holes to be made.