Effective Ways on How To Install Toilet Paper Holder

Toilet paper holder, this small item can make your life convenient and efficiently. If you got some toilet paper holder, but has no ideas about how to install them. This post will show you the right way. You will know about how high to install a toilet paper holder, and how to drill the holes correctly, and also other tips.

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    Where To Mount Toilet Paper Holder

    Toilet paper holder normally will be placed on bathroom. In bathroom, you can install one or more than one toilet paper holder to hold the paper roll. You can place near the toilet, so that you can reach the paper towel once you need. You can also install it next to the sink, so that you get the paper towel after washing your hands.

    Height Placement

    The NKBA provides a standard and comfort height on toilet paper holder placement. That is, 26 inches above the floor works best. This installation height works well with standard as well as comfort height, or handicapped, toilets.

    Distance From Toilet

    The other important measurement is that it should be placed eight to 12 inches, on center, from the toilet to the facing wall. Measure from the very front of the toilet bowl. To optimize this measurement, consider the average height of household members and place it eight to 10 inches from the front of the bowl for shorter users and households with kids; place it 10 to 12 inches in front of the bowl for households consisting of taller members.

    If your have a cute and small bathroom, and you want to install toilet paper holder in it. Then you can check our post where to put toilet paper holder in small bathroom. You will gain the useful suggestions.

    How To Install Toilet Paper Holder with Screw

    If you got a YIGII toilet paper holder like the one below, to install it. Firstly you need to mark the position where you want to mount the item.

    And then drill the hole to the place. The hole places also have been mark according to the product before drilling.

    Now you need to insert the expansion screw into the holes.

    tighten the screws

    and also the screw cap.

    That’s it. Then you can insert the paper towel roll.

    You can also check the below video on how are toilet paper holders attached to the wall.

    How to install toilet paper holder without screw

    If you have a YIGII adhesive toilet paper holder, then you can install it without screw.

    This is one of our adhesive series of toilet paper holder. Let’s see how to install it to the place we want. It is very easy!

    Mark the place, make it clean and dry. In order to prevent the dust and dirt from affecting the adhesion. Then peel off the adhesion tape on the product.

    Press it against the wall for a few seconds to make it firm and sturdy.

    Use it after 24 hours.

    Here’s the video version on how to install toilet roll holder with adhesive product.

    Note: Please use it on the smooth wall, such as cermic tile, smooth marble , smooth metal, smooth glass,  plastic plates, solid wood wall and so on.

    Not suitable for the painted wall, concrete wall, brick wall and wallpaper wall.

    If you want to remove it, you can  use a hairdryer and blow the the self-adhesive pad, then you can slowly pull out the toilet roll holder. YIGII provides all kinds of these paper towel holders for bathrooms.

    How to Install a Toilet Paper Holder in Drywall

    We will look at how to install toilet paper holder in drywall, drywall is a hollow type of wall. If you are not drilling into the studwork then cavity wall plugs will be required.

    Tools Required

    – Spirit Level

    – Tape Measure

    – Painters Tape

    – Scissors

    – Screwdriver

    – Drill

    Step 1 – Preparing the Wall

    The first thing you need to do is prepare the wall for the new toilet paper dispenser. If the existing holder is still in place then this will need to be removed. Then check that the replacement toilet paper holder will cover the holes, if not you will need to fill the holes.

    Step 2 – Marking the Holes

    Most toilet paper dispensers come with helpful paper templates to accurately position the holes. Cut the template out and fix it to your wall, use a spirit level to ensure the holes are in line and the toilet roll holder will be in line.

    If there’s no template in the box then you will need to measure out the hole centers yourself.

    Step 3 – Drilling the Holes

    With the holes accurately marked on the wall, use a drill to make the holes in the wall. You do not need to use a hammer drill to drill into drywall, drill right through the drywall with the right size drill to suit your wall plug. After drilling, remove the template.

    Step 4 – Wall Plugs

    Insert the wall plug anchors into the wall. Depending on the type of plug you are using, you might need to gently tap these in, otherwise, you may be able to screw them in.

    Step 5 – Mounting the Paper Holder

    Fit the brackets according to the instructions included with the pack. This is typically a matter of securing the brackets with a couple of screws and then sliding the toilet paper holder over the brackets and sliding the bar inside.

    You can also check this video for the tutorial which source from “My Torino”.

    How to Install Toilet Paper Holder on side of Vanity

    If you don’t have any wall space available for a toilet paper holder, then fitting onto the side of a vanity unit might be a good alternative. This will actually be fairly easy since you will be fixing it into solid wood you won’t need any anchors.

    Tools Required

    – Spirit Level

    – Drill

    – Screwdriver

    – Pencil

    Step 1 – Checking Screws

    When fitting onto a vanity you need to check the screws included in the package. Check that the screws will not be too long to prevent drawers from opening. If the screws are too long then consider swapping out for some shorter ones.

    Step 2 – Marking Holes

    Use your pencil to mark the position of the holes that you will drill. Use a spirit level to check the two holes are perfectly in line.

    Step 4 – Fitting the Bracket

    Now screw the bracket onto the vanity unit. Depending on the material used for the vanity unit you might want to drill a small pilot hole. Otherwise, just screw straight into the unit using a drill with a screwdriver bit.

    Step 5 – Fitting the Roll Holder

    The toilet paper holder can then be fitted over the top of the bracket and secured in place according to the manufactures instructions.

    Here’s the video tutorial which source from “DIY Home Repair”.

    How to Install a Toilet Paper Holder onto a Tiled Wall

    Most bathrooms are tiled, if you are fitting into a tiled wall then you need to be a bit more careful. When drilling tiles, take your time and make sure you use a new sharp ceramic tile drill bit.

    Tools Required

    – Drill

    – Drill bit for ceramic tiles

    – Screwdriver

    – Pencil

    Step 1 – Removing Old Holder

    The first thing you need to do is remove the old toilet roll holder from the wall. Find the accessible screws and figure out how to remove the brackets.

    Step 2 – Checking new Holder

    Offer the new holder up on the wall and see if you can use one or more of the holes. Hopefully, the new toilet paper holder will cover the existing holes.

    Mark the position of the new holes which you will need to drill using a pencil. You will also need to fill any other holes which won’t be used with the new holder.

    Step 3 – Drilling the Tile

    Use the ceramic tile drill set at a slow speed to carefully cut through the tile. Drill all the way through. Push the new drywall anchors into the wall and push them into the wall behind the tile using a small hammer.

    Step 4 – Fitting Brackets

    Fit the brackets with the screws supplied and tighten using a screwdriver. Slide the toilet paper holder over the brackets and tighten according to the manufactures instructions.

    Video tutorial is here for you also. This video is from”Get It Done Home Repair”.

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