The Accent Strip Handrail was designed for commercial interiors to provide both mobility and a wide range of aesthetic possibilities for any hallway design. With unlimited color options for the covers, end caps, and accent strip, this handrail is a versatile product for medical and elderly care facilities. Standard length is 12'.
Do you offer custom color matching?
Yes, we are able to match your custom color. The requirements for a custom color match vary depending on the product line, quantity and desired lead time. Contact Customer Service for more information.
How will my order be shipped?
Most orders will be shipped direct via UPS Ground. Orders containing 12′ long parts, such as WX6 wall guards, will require shipment via a LTL Freight Carrier. If your order must be shipped via freight, you will be contacted after placing your order by a Customer Service Representative.
What is the lead time for my order?
Items in stock ship within 1-3 business days. If your order includes any items that need to be manufactured the lead time is 5-10 business days to allow ample time for production.
What if I need to order a length other than the options displayed?
If you need to order a custom length please contact Customer Service for more information. Custom length items may be subject to minimum orders and are non-returnable.
Will I be notified when my order ships?
Yes, you will receive an email with your carrier and tracking information on the day that your order is shipped.
What if I need my order to be rushed?
Once your order is placed please contact Customer Service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (877) 880-8115 as soon as possible to see what options are available for rushing your order.
Using the correct plans, layout guides and local code requirements layout and mark the location of the handrail on the wall at the appropriate height above the finished floor. Measure 3-3/4” down from the desired top of the handrail and mark this location at each end of the run. Snap a chalk line, or use a laser level to mark the height of the standoff fasteners.
Once the handrail is laid out, mark any required cuts to each aluminum retainer and cut to correct length. See Cutting Adjustment and Schedule (Page 5) for adjustments to the aluminum retainer length that are required for end caps, inside corners, and outside corners. Refer to Minimum Layout Configurations (Page 5) for additional information concerning spacing and minimum wall guard length requirements. Important: All cuts must be square and deburred.
Layout the aluminum retainer “face up”, mark and drill the mounting bracket hole locations, using the groove in the retainer to locate the centerline of the retainer. Mounting bracket holes must be spaced:
32” on center maximum spacing
1-1/2” to 6” from the end of the aluminum retainer at returns and corners
A minimum of 4” from the end of the retainer at splices to avoid interference with splice hardware
If a backing channel is not provided, the mounting brackets must line up with wall studs
Locate and drill the mounting bracket holes in the wall construction using the aluminum retainer as a template or by careful measurement. Choice of hardware will dictate the required hole diameter.
Insert molded accessories into the end of the corresponding aluminum retainer, press firmly to ensure that the molded part is seated squarely against the end of the retainer. Drill, or mark and drill, the accessory mounting holes using the accessory as a template.
Measure and cut the flexible impact cushion to fit comfortably between the molded accessories that are to be attached to the retainer. Then slide the impact cushion into the track located on the aluminum retainer.
Attach the molded returns and corners to the aluminum retainer with the accessory seated firmly and squarely to the retainer while tightening. Fasten with a 1/4” bolt, slat washer, and nylon lock nut provided. Caution: Do not use a lock washer, use flat washer only. Always place a flat washer between the nut and the molded tab. Tighten to 10 ft-lbs maximum torque.
Mount the assembly to the wall with the mounting brackets and the appropriate hardware according to the wall construction. See Step 9 for splicing information.
Drywall: Toggler® brand toggle bolts
Masonry: Plastic Alligator® inserts or appropriate Tapcon®
When splicing is required always locate the splice joints a minimum of 4” from mounting bracket locations. Offset the butt joint in the cover, handrail grip, accent strip, aluminum retainer, and impact cushion.
Measure between accessories (corners and returns) and cut the corresponding vinyl cover, accent strip, and handgrip profiles to the correct size. Cut the profiles so that they will span any retainer butt joints/splices. Important: All cuts must be square and deburred.
Place the accent strip in the finger groove of the aluminum retainer, following the profile of the retainer. Snap the handgrip cover into place on the retainer, then snap the lower vinyl cover into place by hooking the upper leg first, then pushing downward snap the lower hook into position.