Frequently Asked Questions about  HealthyShelf®

What are the dimensions of the shelves?
15” Wide  x 6” Front-to-Wall x 4” Tall (top outside)
11" Wide x 3.5" Front-to-Wall x 3.5" Deep (bottom inside)
Opening across bottom where towels dispense is 9.5"

How much does the product weigh?
HealthyShelf Traditional style MDF towel dispenser weighs 2.38 lbs.  The Contemporary style weighs slightly more at 2.5 lbs.
What is the product made of?
The original HealthyShelf Towel Dispensers are made of MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard).  The new line (introduced in early 2018) is made of ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) plastic. Read more...

What colors are available?
White, Espresso Brown, Black, Fashion Grey, Retro Gold, Copper Glow and Spicy are the ABS production colors.  From time to time we introduce a new color in limited quantities. If you have a large quantity order we can customize your color.
Can Healthy Shelf be painted?
Properly primed, HealthyShelf can be custom painted to match any décor.  While we recommend seeking a professional specializing in cabinetry or furniture,  you can also do it yourself and may want to consult a paint expert at Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Home Depot, Lowe’s or other retail locations.    
How does it attach to the wall?
The shelf is easily mounted to the wall using the paper template and hanging hardware that is included. Ideally you want to put screws into a stud for more support. However, if you do not have that option, use the anchor that is provided. Be certain to leave enough space over the shelf to remove the lid and fill the base with towels.  We recommend at least 8 inches, if not a bit more.  See install video...

Drill a small hole in the wall and lightly tap in the anchor and then the screws. Leave the 1/8 of the screw tip out so you can hang the shelf easily.  See the Healthy Shelf installation video on our site or on YouTube.
How much weight will the product support?
We recommend that no more than 10 lbs of weight be placed on top of the HealthyShelf. It is important that your shelf is properly mounted!  Mounting screws must be securely anchored to the wall.
What size towels do I need?
We suggest the multi-fold towels that are within ¼” of 9.4” x 9.4”  when unfolded. Ideally, the towels would be no more than 3.25” wide when folded so they dispense properly.   
Where do I buy the towels?
We offer high quality disposable towels including Kleenex brand towels and Renown brand U.S. Green Seal® approved, 100% recycled paper towels.
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You can also purchase the standard M-fold (multi-fold) towels from Costco, Sam's Club, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples and other office supply stores.
How can a shelf be healthy?
Germs can multiply on cloth towels and spread illness.  One cell of bacteria can multiply by millions in an environment as humid as the bathroom or kitchen.  Imagine what you’re wiping your hands and face an/or dishes and tableware on! The answer to reducing the spread of germs that lead to colds and flu is to “Go Disposable!”  If trees and the environment are a concern, try our U.S. Green Seal approved select grade white paper towels.

Where is the Healthy Shelf made?
HealthyShelf is made in Shenzhen, China.