Quickdrain Products | Linear Shower Drain Overview
Linear shower drains have been manufactured for many years. Until recently they were used mostly for commercial and industrial applications. In recent years, however, linear shower drains have been finding their way into our homes, providing a sleek alternative to circular center drains for shower drainage.
Linear shower drains are stylish and provide a simple way to create accessible, curbless showers. A linear shower drain only requires a single sloping plane. This makes for easier navigation when in the shower. This single slope direction also provides a more stable surface for a wheelchair user than the conical shaped slope which is required by traditional center-drains.
Most people today still choose linear shower drains because they provide the foundation for creating a stylish shower. They offer a clean, elegant look for both curbed and curbless showers. The flat plane of the shower floor allows the installation of large-format tiles, which expands design possibilities even further. Also, linear drains can be made practically invisible through the use of a tile-top strainer in place of a conventional metal grate or strainer. In this configuration, drain water seems to vanish as it exits through the open grout joints surrounding the drain. Linear Drains offer an almost endless shower design options.
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Because the floor for a linear drain requires a single sloping plane instead of the curved shape needed for a center drain, linear drains can make fabrication of a shower faster and easier. In curbed showers, the linear drain can be located against the curb or along any of the shower walls. For curbless showers, the simplest configuration locates the linear drain at the transition from the bathroom to the shower, allowing the drainage slope to be built directly on top of the subflooring.
CURBLESS SHOWER DRAIN PLACEMENT
WHY IS THE DRAIN PLACED AT THE SHOWER ENTRY?
|PLACING THE DRAIN AT THE RIGHT OR THE LEFT OF THE SHOWER CAUSES A TRIPPING HAZARD AND DOES NOT ALLOW FOR A CURBLESS ENTRY.||TYPICALLY, THE SHOWER ENTRY IS THE BEST LOCATION FOR THE BEST DRAIN BODY WHEN CREATING CURBLESS SHOWERS|
|SITE CONDITIONS VARY. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR CUSTOM SHOWER CONSULTATION.|
With appropriate construction, a linear drain in a curbless shower can also be positioned against the wall opposite the bathroom floor. With proper methods and accessories, two or more linear drains can be joined to create a long continuous drain or an L-shaped one along two walls that meet in a corner. For best results, all linear drains should extend the full length of a showerwall; for longer lengths, some linear drains are available with two or more drainage holes to increase their drainage capacity
The PROLINE linear drain system by QuickDrain USA consists of a variety of stainless steel drain bodies, connectors, strainers, and other components that let you use the system with both wood subflooring and concrete slabs. PROLINE offers standard length options from 26 inches to 68 inches, with custom lengths available up to100 inches. Six strainer styles, including a tile-top option, are available. Connection to the waste line is through a hubless connector. When increased capacity is needed, PROLINE offers custom drain bodies with two or three drain outlets. Connectors are also available for multiple-drain installations. Depending on the drain body size, the drain outlet for the PROLINE Drain is available centered or off-center. PROLINE has an extensive array of other auxiliary components, including flat panel supports, Quick Slope panels, and preformed curb sections.
The hardware included in the kit can be used to install the PROLINE linear drain on any floor surface, thin-bed, or thick mortar bed. QuickDrain flat panels and sloping panels are made out of an innovative honeycomb material and bond to the plywood or concrete subflooring (and to each other) with thinset mortar, which also fills the individual honeycomb cells for increased compressive strength.
2015 DESIGN CHANGE | PROLINE DRAIN
Originally, PROLINE Drains came section of membrane flashing (that came from the factory already bonded to the flange of the drain body) for use with a main fabric waterproof membrane with the system’s adhesive tape. However, now PROLINE Drains are to be used exclusively with any approved liquid membrane that installers source locally.
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In 2015, Quickdrain USA introduced a new line of Linear Shower Drains called SHOWERLINE
drain. This new system streamlines the process of ordering for your shower and offers a PVC drain body as opposed to the stainless steel body used in the PROLINE drain models. Both fabric and liquid waterproofing methods can be used with the SHOWERLINE system.
Building a SHOWERLINE kit for your shower is easy. But first you need to know whether you want a curbed or curbless shower. Because, as noted above in "Curbless Shower Drain Placement" image, the location of the drain changes depending on whether you are creating a curbed or curbless shower.
SHOWERLINE DRAIN EXAMPLE | Same Size Shower Curbed vs Curbless Application
Tub to Shower
(60 x 30-32)
Curbed Shower 30 - 36" Drain at Shortest Wall
Drain Located | right or left
when looking into the shower
Curbless Shower 58 - 60" Drain Along Threshold ENTRY
Drain Body | Cover
PVC2432 | 32
PVC5664 | 64
Drain May Be
Drain SHOULD be
placed at Shower Entry
Inside and outside corners as well as curb covers complement the system’s sheet membrane system. We provide instructions and drawings for a wide range of drain positioning: for either curbless or curbed showers; for drains mounted in the front, rear, or side of the shower; and for installations over plywood subflooring or concrete. The list of instructions and illustrations is rather lengthy and a bit daunting for the installer to get through. So you may want to start with viewing one of the many installation videos first.
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Wall Drain represents the latest innovation in linear drain design from QuickDrain USA. The shower floor slopes to the subtle wall channel providing a seamless shower design.
This revolutionary system allows for the most seamless design possible – by installing the drain in the wall itself and sloping the shower floor to one subtle channel, there will be absolutely no disruption in the shower design. WallDrain features all of the hallmark QuickDrain elements of style and technology that have made our linear drains consistently superior:
- Internally sloped drain configuration. Our fully sloped drain ensures no standing water, which helps to prevent build up and bacteria growth.
- On site adjustability. WallDrain can accommodate shower lengths of 26″ – 72″ with the use of one drain and 56″ – 96″ with two drains linked together.
- Installation flexibility. WallDrain can be installed with topical liquid waterproofing or sub-drainage system (hot mop, copper or PVC pan liners). Can be installed with any thickness of wall tile and up to 3/4″ floor tile.
- Thin Structural boards are used to create the shower base and allow for the shower drain to be placed at the wall for Curbless Showers. Previous Quickdrain linear drain systems, usually required that the shower drain be placed at the shower entry. This change is revolutionary, and opens up design possibilities even more than previous systems.
In order to fully utilize all the advantages of WallDrain by QuickDrain USA, please follow the recommendations and installation manual.
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