How to Install a Spring-Loaded Toilet Paper Holder

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If you’re remodeling your bathroom, you might find it necessary to install a new toilet paper holder. Here's how to do it in five simple steps.

If you’re remodeling your bathroom, you might find it necessary to install a new toilet paper holder. Spring-loaded toilet paper holders (also called standard or traditional) are the most common. This style has two posts to install (versus the single post Euro styles) and can be mounted to the wall or the side of your vanity with ease.

Recommended Tools

  • Drill and Bits
  • Toilet Paper Holder
  • Level
  • Hammer
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Mounting Hardware (brackets, anchors, screws)

Step 1: Place and Level Toilet Paper Holder

Step 1: Determine where you want to install the toilet paper holder and mark. Make sure it's level!

The first step to installing a spring-loaded toilet paper is to determine where you want it installed. There are a few factors that come into play for placement, like whether the toilet is standard or comfort height.

No matter the height, it’s recommended to install toilet paper holders about 26 inches off the floor. Every bathroom is different though so make sure the height is comfortable for you and your family.

Step 1.1: Mark the top of the paper holder.

Once everything’s level, make small lines at the top of each post to use as a guide for step two.

Step 2: Mark Holes for Mounting Brackets

Step 2: Mark the holes where you'll be drilling for the mounting brackets.

Line up the mounting brackets with the marks from step one. Mark the center within each bracket hole to use as a guide to drill the pilot anchor holes.

Step 3: Drill Anchor Holes and Insert Drywall Anchors

Step 3: Using the markings from step 2, drill the pilot holes.

Pre-drill the anchor holes with a power drill. Use a drill bit that’s just big enough for the anchors you’ll be using.

Step 3.1: Insert and secure drywall anchors until they're flush with the wall.

Screw in the drywall anchors until they’re flush with the wall.

Step 4: Screw Mounting Brackets Into Drywall Anchors

Step 4: Use a screwdriver to fasten the mounting bracket to the wall.

Use a Phillips head screwdriver to fasten the mounting bracket securely to the wall. This ensures that the toilet paper holder won’t fall off down the line.

Step 5: Attach and Secure Toilet Paper Holder Posts to Mounting Bracket

Step 5: Attach and secure each post to the bracket.

Attach each post of the toilet paper holder to the mounting bracket, latching them on from the top. Tighten the small set screw on the bottom of each post with a screwdriver. A small slotted screwdriver works well.

Installed spring-loaded toilet paper holder.
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