What is a linear drain?


Linear drain is an element of hydraulic fittings, which purpose is gravitational reception of water in rooms (bathroom, swimming pool, garage, etc.) or outside (driveways, surroundings building etc.) and draining it through a siphon to a sewage pipe. Linear outlets are a natural development of a point outflow, usually known as a drainage grate.

How can we apply it in our bathroom?

Linear drains can be mounted anywhere on the bathroom floor, usually in the shower, both in the middle and right next to the wall. Linear outlets are increasingly used in modern architectural solutions of bathrooms without a standard shower tray, which allows for free choice of the shape of the cabin and floor finish.

The use of linear troughs allows you to give up the threshold at the entrance to the cabin and envelope in its interior, which significantly affects the improvement of aesthetics. All drain elements – drainage are usually made of stainless steel, which guarantees resistance to corrosion and unchanging appearance during use. Linear outlets can be equipped with flanges, sealing cuffs, adjustment feet to facilitate leveling and siphons.

How is it constructed?

The linear drain has a drain hole in which the siphon is screwed in, usually located centrally in the middle. The top of the gutter is equipped with a decorative grate, which simultaneously masks the drain hole and siphon and is a decorative element. There are also models with a special tray in which tiles are inserted, they are integrated into the floor and almost invisible. The outflows available on the market usually have a length of 60/70/80/90/100 [cm], other lengths are also available. At producers it is usually possible to order any length or with a drain hole in the required place. For the production of gutters is used a stainless steel with a thickness of 0.5 to 2 mm is most often used.

How can we divide such drainages?

It is possible to divide such drain in internal, where we are able to distinguish a linear drains for buildings which are usually made of stainless steel and have a siphon. The second type is external where we can distinguish an outlets intended for outdoor use, in garages, home driveways, around buildings or in utility rooms, etc. They are usually made of polymer concrete and galvanized sheet. They do not need to have a siphon, you can connect them directly to the pipe.

Shower drains are becoming more and more popular nowadays. This is very modern and good-looking solution for every house. Unfortunately it may be impossible to install it in flat.

Prepared in cooperation with wetroomsdesign.co.uk/linear-drains.