by Melanie Edwards
(New York City, USA)
Choosing towel racks as bathroom accessories is a bit more complicated these days, since technology has made a wide array of products. Towel racks include the Guest INOXS, Hotel Racks, including the single and double.
You will also find a wide array of Key collections, ONDA, Studio, etc, as well as the swinging racks.
How do I find the swinging racks?
Online you will find a selection of swinging racks. The racks include the pure brass racks.
The racks are idea for storing items. In addition, you have convenience, since you can fold the racks flat, which enables you to fit the racks in tight areas on your wall.
How is the brass made?
The racks are made of brass and protected by a coated finish. Few types are made of Brass Polish, or Chrome.
How much do the racks cost?
It depends on where you shop. At some stores online you can find the racks for around $63, yet if you continue looking you may find better deals. Keep in mind you are buying pure brass, rather than forged materials.
What about the Studio racks? What makes them special?
The Studio racks include the chrome polish, texture accent and chrome, and the brush chrome. The racks are made for contemporary baths, yet you can install it in most bathrooms, since it has a European class.
The racks are brushed and polished with transparent coats of epoxy finishes. The finish makes the racks shine.
How do I choose width, height and depth?
It depends on what you want, however you may like the depth of 7 and ¾ inches deep, with the width of 11 and 7/8 inches and height of 7 ¾ inches.
How do I choose other bathroom accessories to match the rack?
When choosing other bathroom accessories you might want to consider soap dishes, glass shelf vanities, bath tissue holders, robe hooks, towel rings/bars, etc.
You can also choose glass holders, since brass usually looks good with glass. Chrome also looks good with glass.
How do the Key series look?
You have a choice of stainless steel, which is polished, or you can choose the stainless steel made of Satin texture.
The Key series are contemporary, which is great for installing in master baths, guest baths, modern baths, and so on. Victorian baths and Country baths, you may want to consider other series. Still, you can probably make it work.
How do I choose wall mounts to match the contemporary?
You have the choice of red, wood, and blue rosette wall mounts. You may want to compare the color of your shower walls, or bathroom wall before making a choice.
The colors seem to do well with purplish backgrounds, yet other styles may not allow you to combine the colors.
How are the towel racks mounted?
To mount you rack, you want to consider what you mount it to. You want to look for the sturdiest studs in the wall to screw into the area to mount.
If not that, you can choose drywall. You drill a hole in the wall, using an anchor to stick an anchor lock in and then put in your screw, which spreads out the anchor lock, securing it to the wall.
You can also use a T-Bolt. It depends on how large the rack is. To use a T-Bolt, you drill a hole depending on the size of the T-Bolt.
Once you drill the hole, you push the T-Bolt in, which ears will pop out. You cannot pull the T-Bolt back out at this point.
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