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Linear shower drain or a point drain?

Linear shower drain or a point drain?

Correct water drainage and waterproofing of a bathroom ensures comfort of showering in a barrier-free bathroom for many years. There are many drain models on the market. Selection of the right variant is very simple. Today, we present two basic and most common types of shower drains. Both are available on our Amazon store.

Linear drain

A linear drain is the latest hit in bathroom design. Often found in modern and minimalist arrangements of rooms, it has become a most often chosen shower element among people who are in the process of renovating or finishing a bathroom.

In addition to its appearance, Steigner’s steel linear drain is distinguished by its functionality. It has a metal foot with adjustable height (up to 13 mm) and can fit in with tiles of any thickness. The whole structure consists of a grille (grate), a gutter and a siphon. Steigner offers 6 different patterns of grilles to choose from: Venedig, Tokyo, London, Casablanca, Berlin and Amsterdam.

Point drain

Point drain takes up little space and is not noticeable. It is usually placed in the middle or i the corner of the tray. The traditional spot drain is available in two versions: vertical or horizontal. The form of the outflow depends on the way the piping system is build in the bathroom. If you have any doubts about which drain to choose, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help you!

Differences between a linear outflow and a point outflow

Remember that drains vary not only in appearance, but also in bandwidth. Slowest drainage occurs with linear drains: 36 l/min, and the fastest is a feature of the vertical drain: as much as 66 l/min. The horizontal outlet drains water at 42 l/min. The location of the drain on the shower tray does not contribute to a faster water outflow. It depends only on the design of the preferred model.

Barrier-free shower tray- construction

Having selected an outflow, take good care of selecting the rest of the elements. What goes under the tiles is equally important. Each selected outlet can easily be incorporated into a Steigner shower tray of your choosing. At Steigner, we have created several standardized designs with holes cut out for outflows and boards cut to most often used sizes and shapes. What’s more, in our assortment, you will find materials used in waterproofing of a bathroom. Remember that when building barrier-free bathroom, the surface must be protected from water: hydro-isolation is very important. Therefore, use a sealing membrane and tapes, corners and other waterproofing materials. They are resistant to water, moisture and water vapor.

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