If you want the best on the market, as far as floor drains are concerned, then forget all about the old and traditional point drain systems or readymade shower room floors (which are, basically, the same thing). What you need is to stop thinking about the shower room being just a functional part of the house and improve it – make it modern, with a modern design. Make your shower room a wet room! And the first step isn’t choosing the tiles, or choosing the shower cabin, or anything in between.
The first step is choosing the drain system – mainly because it is the first one which needs to be installed, the tiles coming afterwards, just like the shower cabin and the others. And if it won’t be traditional point drains, what should it be? Well, the latest that technology has to offer are the linear or the channel drains, which are long and narrow profiles which can collect larger volumes of water, while also removing some of the risks which come with the traditional floor drains.
The channel drains are, as their name suggests, channels masked by modern designed gratings, which collect water on a larger area. Because of that, they will collect larger amount of water, as long as their opening is large enough (there is a minimum opening which should always be respected). This is also the reason why the linear drains are harder to become clogged. They don’t collect the water and the impurities directly into the pipe, but on a larger area.
But what about the risk of water infiltrating beneath the tiles? This risk is greatly reduced also. As opposed to the linear drains, the traditional point ones are usually positioned in the middle of the wet room or of the shower floor. This means that, when installing them, you have to have a concentric slope towards the drain and you have to cut the tiles near to the drain, for a better fit. And this is one of the main reasons why water becomes stagnant beneath them.
But this isn’t a problem any longer, if you opt for the linear floor channel drains. They are usually positioned beside a wall or in one of the corners of the wet room, thus necessitating only a slight inclination of the tiles towards them. And because the channel drains are, usually, straight and narrow profiles, you won’t have to cut any of the tiles.
And this means a smaller cost in both money and time.
There is also another reason why you should choose the new and improved channel drainage system. While the traditional point drains can also be made from various materials, from basic stainless steel to the latest antimicrobial alloys, the linear drains can be personalized even further. From choosing between various designs for the gratings to coming up with your own, to even installing LED lighting, there are numerous possibilities of improving an already modern design.
The linear drains are a modern solution, as far as the drainage system is concerned, which can be either discreet, or which can improve the aesthetics of the wet room or of the shower room.
The choice is yours to be made – and, no matter on what kind of floor shower drains you may decide, you can find them all with us. So give us a call and let our professional technicians guide towards the best purchase. Pay us a visit and this investment into raising the quality of your life will be the best one you’ll make.