The following segment aired on “Designing Spaces” on Lifetime Television. Joining the show was Sal Sisto to discuss Wing It.
Designing Spaces: As long as we’re on the subject of walls, let’s take a closer look at something that can help make your bathroom a safer place. You know, often disabled folks have a hard time moving around in the bathroom, so a strong, secure grip bar is very important to them. Here’s Andi Tillis with more.
Tillis: When it comes time to build a new home or remodel a home, most people think of beauty first. But you don’t want to forget safety, so joining me today is Sal Sisto from Wing it. He’s going to show us how we can safely install towel racks, grab bars and anything else that you wanted permanently mounted in your bathroom. Sal, thanks for being here.
Sisto: Andi, thanks for inviting me.
Tillis: Nice to have you.
Sisto: Thanks. Yes, we have the Wing It technology that we’ve been supplying to commercial industries for more than a decade now. In hotels they’re concerned over grab bars, towel bars, shower rods—especially our curve shower rods falling out, so we developed some fasten technology. As a matter of fact, this is one of them. It’s called the mater anchor; it’s the world’s strongest fastener. It will never loosen, so that means that whatever you are putting into a wall—no matter what occurs to it, it will hold tight. It’s a real simple process; it’s just a matter of creating a hole, typically with a drill bit, and inserting this into the hole. When it pops through on the other side, the wings will always make a connectible shape. And then, it’s just a matter of whatever you are attaching—screw it in tightly.
Designing Spaces: Now most anchors prevent the screw from coming out, this is actually preventing it from moving in any direction as well.
Sisto: That’s the whole idea, frankly every fastener in the world has something that causes it to begin failing and when we developed fasten technologies more than a decade ago for air and space, the idea was to illuminate that. So as we’ve done tests in millions of Wing It’s in the hospitality sector and other industries; the idea was to eliminate anyway you could fail. So what you’re looking at here really is the antisepsis of all that effort. It can never fail, never loosen.