Reason #4: Curbless Walk-ins Mean No More Leaking Showers
Tile and grout - even sealed grout - are not completely waterproof. In fact, moisture and water vapor inside a shower can creep through to the wall and floor. If underlying structures below the tile are not sealed with an effective waterproofing membrane, moisture will collect in the wall and floor cavities leading to mold infestation, which further leads to health problems and costly repairs.
Curbless walk-in showers are an increasingly popular method for controlling water in bathrooms and showers. They keep water where it belongs through one or more of the following methods:
They are typically installed at the opening of the shower stall or along the floor at the back of the shower. Linear drains are highly effective when it comes to controlling water, especially if waterproof membranes are properly installed; so designers and builders can be confident that unwanted water infiltration will not occur. Generally, linear drains can remove 8 to 10 gallons of water per minute (EPAct of 1992 standards established a maximum flow rate of 2.5 gallons per minute per fixture).
Linear drains were designed for durability and were originally made for high traffic areas in airports, rapid evacuation of surface water and the containment of chemical spills. Due to their modern minimalistic character and design, they have now become a fashionable, functional architectural feature in many home walk-in showers. With the current boom in popularity of barrier-free bathrooms, linear drains are on track to become standard in residential structures. They are truly remarkable at removing water from the shower and they’ve proved it through the test of time.
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Linear drains are the fastest growing market in the luxury plumbing industry; but these drains do not have to be reserved for high-end homes. A recent revolution in cost-effective building materials makes creating a curbless shower with linear drains more economical than ever before. If you think linear drains are too costly, think again! Trugard Direct offers a full line of quality linear drain options at an unbeatable value. Read more about how you can save on your next linear drain installation.
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TruLine Linear Drains by Trugard.
The TruLine linear shower drain is part of the state of the art shower waterproofing system.
The TruLine drain has 3 elegant grate styles and 4 lengths for any bathroom design.