Why do we need drainage systems?
The majority of homes have separate drains for rainwater and wastewater and the system in place should effectively distribute and categorise these. Drains are necessary as a build-up of water can cause many issues for a property, such as damage to the structure, fungal decay and dampness. With a reliable drainage system, you can avoid all of these issues and protect not only the look but also the function of your property.
What is a low profile drain?
To put it simply, a linear shower drain is designed to sit flush with the floor. Compared to regular drains, linear shower drains have no lip on them, which means they blend seamlessly with the flooring surface to provide a clean and unobstructed look. They also have slimmer channel openings that do not require a drainage grate, which again, makes them more aesthetically pleasing, but also removes a potential tripping hazard from your floor. Grates are often fragile too, so without one, you reduce the amount of money you have to spend on repairs or replacements.
Linear shower drains are much easier to clean and maintain than traditional drains, as you don’t have to worry about dirt and debris getting stuck in the edges or corners. What's more, they are more efficient, as their shallower profile allows for a better flow of water, meaning that water will drain away more quickly.
Their shallow profile also makes these drains perfect for placement under concrete, so they will work well both indoors and out. Inside the home, they are commonly used in bathrooms, basements and utility rooms.
Where can you use linear shower drains outdoors?
As well as their use indoors, linear shower drains are commonly installed in outdoor places such as pool areas, patios and cabanas. There are many ways you could style your Aquabocci drain in any of these spaces. Some of our top pics for instalment are:
- Along the back wall of your shower, with the floor sloped towards the very small drainage outlet.
- Seamlessly embedded into your tiled flooring to create a level surface.
- Attached to the shower door threshold to avoid water from getting inside the bathroom floor.
Aquabocci's low-profile drains
There are currently four linear shower drain available from the experts at Aquabocci. All of these are linear drains, which are very sleek in terms of their design, so they're perfect for modern property developments. These drains are also customisable as they can be cut to whatever length you require – this way, you also have more flexibility in terms of their placement.