Regardless of whether it’s redesign or new development, linear shower drain is set pretty much in every advanced washroom.
The establishment of a linear shower drain isn’t as hard as you might feel. Here you will find a short clarification about how-to introduce a straight shower channel.
Selection of location:
There are four different ways in which a linear shower channel drain system can be installed in any construction. These ways are given below:
- It can be wall-mounted i.e.; one-sided.
- It can be a three-sided wall mounted.
- It can be floor mounted, free on the floor.
- It can be floor mounted between two walls.
So, it means that location is very important, and you must install that model which is appropriate with an exact location. But when it comes to the drainage of water then it does not matter that which shower drain is placed the floor must be sloped so that water drained towards the channel. At a point when slant towards channel isn’t adequate or non-existent, water collects and causes flooding in the washroom.
Preparation of work area:
Before starting the linear shower drain system installation is important to prepare the work area. Following steps must be followed for that:
- First, check that either floor or work area is clean or not.
- During assembly of the linear shower drain, one thing which you must ensure is its remains, or filth which can’t get into the shower drain. To avoid this or protection of drain can be done by using a cloth or a pre-assembled sealing membrane.
- The next discussion that should be done with the tiler should be of assembling advice and specific characteristics, before doing the assembling.
Calculation of the height of the shower drain kit:
After getting the complete idea of the way of installing linear shower floor drains, the next task is to measure or determine the height of the shower drain. The level of Laid tiles should be the same, or it must be 1 mm higher than the upper corner of the shower channel drain. This is to ensure the optimum drainage of water. The things which you must consider while calculating total depth are
- Tile thickness
- Tile adhesive layer
- Leveling layer
Placement of the built-in set:
Once you calculate the height, the next step is to create space according to the calculations to place a shower drain. After creating the space, the next task is to insert, align and level the built-in set. For this, you can use height adjustable legs.
Connection with drainage pipe:
For replacing drainage pipes, usually, it is recommended to use a pipe of diameter less than 50 mm. This might be the situation in remodel ventures, where there a shower plate has been introduced. First, you can connect the drainage pipe with a linear shower drain. The slope of the drainage pipe must be enough. In the next step, you can slide the drain in the connector. For his, there is no need for glue because the sealing provided by the connector is enough. For the elimination of leaks check the stiffness of the shower channel drain and connection to the sewer.
Creation of sloped floor:
For a smooth run of water to the shower drain system, the screed floor should be provided with an adequate slope. Enough material must be provided, and it connects to the top corner of the shower drain’s flange to avoid hollow spaces under the shower drain.
Installation of watertight:
When the screed has solidified it’s an ideal opportunity to waterproof the shower channel. This should be possible utilizing the Water Protection System. The pre-collected fixing film can be collapsed out and, in this way, stuck to the screed utilizing adaptable fixing glue-like Easy2Seal 2K Rapid, which can be improved after approx. 90 minutes!
Place your bathroom tiles:
While tiling, the slope must be created towards the shower channel drain with a minimal gradient of 2%. The important thing to care about is that the must is not placed directly at the linear shower drain. This is because there is a need of about 5 mm space in order to apply the elastic sealant.
Seal the shower room drain:
The joint between the tiled floor and drain after the placement of tiles must be closed with an elastic sealant. The attachment surfaces ought to be free of mortar, glue and other bond decreasing materials.
Placement of grate cover:
The cleanliness of the shower drain system can be carried out after letting the sealing dry. Next, you can put height adjustable drain grate and adjusted to tile thickness.
Cleansing and maintenance:
To remove dirt that is collected in the siphon trap, it must be cleaned periodically. For the cleaning of the shower room drain system usually, it is recommended to use professional cleaning products.