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Stay On The Rails: The Benefits Of Choosing Stainless Steel For Disabled Toilet Handrails

by Dan Owens

Any good business operator knows that catering to the needs of disabled customers and consumers is just as important as meeting the needs of the able-bodied, and this is just as true for the bathroom facilities you provide as it is for any other aspect of your business. Providing access to toilet facilities for disabled people is a legal requirement under all but the most extraordinary circumstances, so you will want to ensure that your toilet facilities are usable by people with every form and degree of disability.

One of the easiest and more effective ways to do this is by installing handrails in your disabled toilet stalls and facilities, allowing people with restricted mobility to use toilets, sinks, hand dryers and other facilities more easily. However, the materials your handrails matter more than you might think, as they will be expected to endure significant abuse within the humid confines of a disabled bathroom.

Consequently, many disabled toilets have handrails made of stainless steel, and the advantages of this remarkable metal make stainless steel handrails well worth the investment.


Stainless steel is just as tough and durable as conventional steel despite its slightly altered chemical makeup, and a properly fitted stainless steel handrail will stand up to years of abuse from regular users and malevolent vandals alike. It does not even dent under all but the hardest of impacts, and minor scratches can easily be buffed out with regular bathroom cleaning supplies.


Unlike conventional steel, stainless steel is immune to rust, making it ideal for use inside disabled bathrooms that can often be warm and humid. By using stainless steel screws and bolts to secure your railings to tiles and walls, you can ensure that no part of your railing will fall victim to corrosion.


Stainless steel also retains all of the strength of regular steel, and stainless steel railings are more than capable of bearing the weight of any disabled bathroom user. Your customers will know this as well as you do, and the sight of strong, stainless steel railings that will not bend or bow under their weight can be a reassuring sight for disabled bathroom users. Many operators of disabled bathrooms leave the steel of their railings uncoated, which immediately distinguishes them from weaker plastic railings.


Stainless steel's smooth, non-porous surface does not absorb water or provide any place for bacteria, viruses and other pathogens to dwell. This makes them exceptionally easy to clean, and ordinary disinfectant solutions are more than enough to thoroughly sterilise your railings. If you wish to err on the side of caution, stainless steel is more than durable enough to be cleaned with harsher chemicals.