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How to fit a toilet roll holder

Toilet roll holders are essential for any residential or commercial bathroom. These come in a variety of styles, designs, shapes and finishes to suit various types of properties. At Ironmongery Experts, we have available a large selection of toilet roll holders for sale, including stainless steel toilet roll holders which can be easily attached to the wall with screws and matte black adhesive toilet roll holders that can be smoothly and quickly attached to the wall with their adhesive backplate.

In addition to these, we supply concealed toilet roll holders, which are the ones we are going to be talking about today. Concealed toilet roll holders, such as our satin stainless steel toilet paper holders, polished chrome round bar toilet paper holders and spare toilet paper holders, feature a concealed fix rose, meaning that any fixings are hidden inside their backing plate.


  • Drill
  • Level
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Toilet roll holder (which should come complete with screws, wall plugs and fixing plate)


Step 1. Choosing the right positioning. In general, it is standard to install toilet paper holders on the wall 26 inches above the floor and 8 to 12 inches in front of the toilet.

Step 2. When you are happy with the placement, position the product on the wall and use a pencil to mark the top and bottom screw positions. Use a level to ensure your placement is straight. If your wall is tiled, apply masking tape to the wall before marking the fixing holes, this will stop the drill from wandering on the wall.

Step 3. Drill holes and insert the wall plugs.

Step 4. With the product positioned on the wall again, insert the screws and tighten them until the product is secured.

Step 5. Screw the outer plate onto the product and that’s it - you’ve successfully installed a toilet paper holder!

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