Linear Shower Drains Solve Bathroom Design Challenges
The curbless showers that are growing more and more popular pose a special design challenge for bathroom makeovers. The challenge to going curbless is choosing a drainage system that eliminates waste water without limiting the design of the space the way traditional shower enclosures sometimes do.
Luckily, sophisticated drainage systems that were once confined to commercial applications are now entering the residential design market. Rather than sloping toward a center shower drain, these modern linear or “channel” drains lie flush with the shower floor, creating a streamlined look. Underneath the flat grate lies a shallow, V-shaped metal channel that provides the necessary pitch for adequate drainage.
Linear drains have been popular in Europe for some time, and manufacturers, such as Australian-based HeelGuard by W.E.T.T. Solutions,who have struck the right balance between form and function, are now partnering with U.S. distributors to bring the technology to design-savvy consumers here. In fact, HeelGuard has opened its first U.S. sales office in Atlanta. Now Atlantans can take advantage of HeelGuard’s Diamond Series linear drains made with stainless steel wedge-wire grating components available in three widths and depths for custom designs that can handle any discharge requirement.
All images via heelguard.com.au.