Drilling into tile


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Old 07-02-22, 11:53 AM
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Drilling into tile

Guys - we have this tile in our 1st floor bathroom and need to install a support bar for a senior person. Can I drill right into the empty spaces? Any other ideas? Thanks



 
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Old 07-02-22, 12:22 PM
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Yes, it will be easier to drill into the grout than into the rock. You will either need a hammer drill and masonry bit or a regular drill and a diamond grit or glass bit.
 
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Old 07-02-22, 01:16 PM
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Btw is it a big deal to put some pressure while standing on the sink by a 110lb person? Thanks
 
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Old 07-02-22, 02:35 PM
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Yes you can drill into the tile but if your installing a grab bar you have to be sure you either get to the wall studs or if that is not possible you have to use special anchors,

Despite comment about just drilling into the grout that is not sufficient, there are many special anchors available.

Remember somebodies well being is dependent on that being secure and there are ADA approved bars and mounts.

That rock surface is going to be a little challenging, needs to be looked at closely.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=grab+bar+...l_8teppht1if_e
 
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Old 07-02-22, 02:45 PM
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The picture shows the floor... so I assume the op is drilling into the floor.
 
 

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