Linear drains are becoming increasingly popular in Polish bathrooms. It is associated with many advantages. A shower without a shower tray is associated with prestige, elegance and modernity. As a result, more and more families are deciding on it. Of course, you should be aware of whether each apartment can afford such innovative solutions. All of these things need to be carefully considered already at the stage of designing your own bathroom, preferably with a professional at your side.
What exactly is a linear drain?
Linear drain is used to effectively drain water from under the shower in use. Its structure is not complicated, as it consists of a special channel built into the floor together with a siphon, and the whole installation is covered by a modern grille. It is a strip or a grate. However, it is important that in such a place there is a slope in the floor so that water can flow through the grating into the channel, from where it flows directly into the linear drain.
Today's market is very extensive, so interested customers can invest in curved, corner or straight drains. Their channels are installed right next to the wall, although there are also solutions that allow the householder to freely install them in the middle of the shower area. You can easily match the grille to the style of your own bathroom. You can find grilles in ceramic, glass or metal versions. Nothing stands in the way of buying products that are made of plastic.
The most important advantages and disadvantages of linear drain, a collection of useful information
Most importantly, the linear drain has a lot of advantages, because it can be easily incorporated into the design of your bathroom. Shower without a shower tray can be installed virtually anywhere in the bathroom, it depends on the vision of the householder. The drain will not take up much space and for guests will remain unnoticed. What is more, it can optically enlarge the space, so it will be perfect for small bathrooms.
Its big advantage is that it's easy to keep clean. The grid can be removed at any time, so that those interested can quickly clean the siphon and the gutter. Installing a shower tray is not a very good idea especially for the elderly, children and people with disabilities. A linear drain is a much better option in this case. The downside, of course, is the slightly higher price. Such a set can be purchased for about 800 PLN. The linear drain is gaining popularity mainly due to its minimalism and rich functionality. It works in practically every possible bathroom, and more specifically in such places where you can not install a shower tray, because there is not enough space for it. In such situations, you can opt for a special glass wall, which will be able to separate the shower space. As you can see, everything will depend on the creativity of the specific household members.