When determining the length of a grab bar needed, keep in mind that the overall length of the grab bar is about 3 inches longer (3.125 - 3.25 inches depending on the style of bar) than the name of the bar. So a 32 inch grab bar would measure about 35 inches end to end with the points for attachment 32 inches apart.
32 inch grab bars are a versatile choice when a somewhat longer than usual grab bar is desired. Because studs are often 16 inches apart on center, these bars install horizontally with ease. While installation into studs is always ideal, state of the art Snaptoggles and Secure Mount Anchors can make any installaltion in a hollow wall easy even if you can't locate the studs. All of our 32 inch grab bars meet or exceed ADA guidelines for safety in the bathroom.