If you want to change your shower drain system, then you should know that there are three alternatives already existent on the market. Any of these would do just fine, but only one will end up being used in your own household. So what alternatives are we talking about?
The first one is the traditional point drains, which are found in most of the households, in hospitals, hotels, and, basically, everywhere else. They are usually round or square in shape and they do their job pretty well. They are also the cheapest alternative. However, they do have their flaws, the biggest one being that they become easily clogged (when compared to other types of shower drains). Being, basically, holes in the ground connected to the pipe, the traditional point drains collect all the impurities in a single place.
The second alternative is consisted by the readymade shower room floors – when it comes to this type of shower drain system, it is basically the same as the previous one. Your purchase is consisted from the shower room floor, which has a traditional point drain already install. There is another risk in here, however, of water infiltrating beneath the floor.
So what is the third alternative and is it better than the previous ones? The third alternative is the one of the linear drains, also called channel drains, and yes – it is what is best on the market, at this moment, with more and more customers opting for them. They are long and narrow profiles which can be placed either in the corner, either beside one of the walls of the wet room or shower, thus being much easier to install.
Because they collect the water on a larger area, the impurities are also collected on a larger area. In this way, the risk of clogging is greatly diminished. Because of the same reason, the risk of water overflowing is also greatly reduced, the linear drains being able to handle larger volumes of water. We aren’t even talking about the water infiltrating beneath the tiles…
These types of drains are also much easier to install, since the slope needs to be pointed just towards one side and needn’t be too steep. So, if you choose this type of shower drain system, you can install it yourself. You can just follow the simple instructions (being careful to keep the minimum opening) and you will be good to go.
So the choice you need to make, if you want the best product on the market, is pretty easy for these reasons alone. What we can add is that the channel drains can be personalized in any way that you want it, from the material from which they are made to even LED lighting. You can choose the design of the grating and even have personalized inscriptions on it.
The linear drains are pretty inconspicuous and you won’t even notice them when they are doing their job, being very low maintenance. But, if you want them to add to the aesthetics of the shower room or wet room, you can actually do it.
So which one will be? Any of these three alternatives would do just fine, but you will make only the best purchase for yourself. So give us a call and let our teams of professionals give you more details. Come and get your new and modern shower drain system and enjoy your relaxing baths and showers, just like any man should.