Shower Drain systems for your household
When it comes to shower drains for wet rooms, there are only three choices between which you can choose: the traditional point drains (which can be found in most of the households), the ready-made shower room floors (which come with traditional drains incorporated), and linear or channel drains (long and narrow profiles which don’t collect the water straight into the sewage pipe). Taken into consideration that the ready-made floors are, basically, all about traditional drains, our customers need to choose only between two.
And which one is the best? The traditional point drain or the linear one?
As the name suggests, the traditional drain is the one used by most of the customers. Fairly easy to install, fairly low maintenance, it has been around for decades. Over the course of time, some adjustments and improvements have been made, of course. But the basic design has remained the same. As far as these types of shower drains are concerned, they usually come in round or square shapes and are usually placed in the middle of the wet room (or thereabout). And while they do their job fairly well, they are prone to becoming faulty sooner rather than later.
And that is because they lead the water straight into the sewage pipe, which means that the impurities settle into the pipe, thus clogging it. And that is why this type of shower drain system is considered obsolete. With the clogging of the drain come all sorts of other problems, of course, such as overflowing, flooding, and infiltration.
The latter one also occurs because of the positioning of the drain itself. Because its shape and because of where it needs to be placed, the floor needs to have a concentric inclination towards it. And if the tiles of the wet room floor aren’t placed correctly, the water can and will become stagnant beneath them, instead of flowing into the drain.
In this way, the better alternative more and more of our customers consider is the one of the linear or channel drains. As said, these are long and narrow profiles which collect the water on a larger area and not directly in the sewage pipe. For this reason, with these types of shower drains the risk of clogging is diminished, since the impurities settle on the profile rather than in the pipe. Furthermore, because of their special design, the channel drains can handle larger flows of water and are very low maintenance – to prevent clogging, one only needs to wipe the profile with a piece of cloth from time to time. Best Stainless steel gullies from ECT.
But these aren’t the only advantages the linear drains have over the traditional point ones. The risk of infiltration becomes inexistent when having this type of drainage system, because of the shape and of the positioning of the drain itself. Placed beside one of the wet room walls, the floor needs just a small and imperceptible tilt towards a single direction.
In any way, no matter what kind of wet room drain you choose, you can certainly find it with us. Check out our website further and find out more about our best deals or, better yet, give us a call and benefit from a special discount on your first purchase. Change your shower drains now and save both time and money!