For a facelift of your (new) home, you should always consider changing/replacing your shower drains – not just because the old ones may be simply broken, but also because of the many choices that you can now make. And these choices go beyond the mere functionality of the drains and concern the aesthetics – after all, we have just mentioned that this will be a facelift.
And if you really want to have your shower floor look as stylish as possible, then you will definitely choose the linear drains – inconspicuous and very capable of managing any water flow rate, they should be the perfect choice for any household. Not only nobody will notice where they are (if installed properly), but they also require less maintenance than the traditional ones. Of course, just like with any other types of shower drains, they need to be cleaned on a regular basis in order to prevent clogging.
Also, in order to make the most of their capabilities, you should also respect some requirements, mainly pertaining to their positioning on the shower floor. Thus, the linear drains should be placed right near the shower wall, while the tiling should be inclined to a certain degree. Other than that, all will be good. The linear drains have become the first choice for all the families wanting to replace their old shower drainage system – they may be a bit more expensive and more preparation should be made when choosing and installing them, but this is for a reason: they are the best thing on the market at this moment.
Of course, there are countless of choices which could be made in this category alone, including in here the material the drains are made of, as well as their opening (a 2,5 inches one should suffice for any household). As soon as you decide for which drains you will go, you can make all the necessary adjustments to your choice.
The second type of drains you could choose are the traditional point ones – you can find them under any other name, such as traditional drains, clamping ring drains, grate drains, point drains, standard drains and so on. In any way, these types of shower drains necessitate less preparation than the linear ones. Furthermore, their opening should also be taken into consideration, since they might not be able to handle the water flow – of course, you can calculate that pretty easy, by measuring the capacity of the fixture, the pressure, as well as the size of the flow.
In any way, this latter point should be really taken into consideration – after all, after changing the drains, you wouldn’t want the water to flow on your bathroom floor when it should actually go down the drain.
As in the case of the linear drains, plenty of choices can be made in here. Furthermore, for a more stylish drain, you can also customize them to better fit your desires.
Of course, these two types of drains comport a great number of choices which could be made – and these all require necessitate an investment of both money any time. But, in order to have as little hassle as possible, you can always go for the ready-made shower drains, which also come in quite a variety. In any way, whether it will be tiles, standard, or ready-made drains, you now know what choices can be made.