Walk-in showers are a growing trend in modern contemporary bathrooms. These showers open up the available bathroom space, with the continuous tiled walls and floor adding to the appeal. However, to achieve this look, there are important factors regarding drainage that will need to be considered at the planning stage when designing the space.
Allproof Industries manufactures a range of shower drain kits designed specifically for these scenarios. The stainless steel Vision shower channel – the most popular product in this range – is available with a choice of five grate designs in standard 800, 900, 1000 and 1200mm lengths. The Vision channel is also available with various customisation options to suit your project including length, outlet position and finish in an electroplated or powdercoated finish.
Allproof also offers an extensive range of point drain options with the Elegance Range, a series of stainless steel grates designed to create a sleek, elegant point drain. All kits come complete with Allproof leak control flange, floor waste gully and pipe riser. These products can be used individually or together within the same space since both designs and materials complement each other.
You could plan a bathroom where a glass panel separates the walk-in shower with a showerhead on one side of the panel and a floating vanity on the other. A tile insert Vision channel manufactured to a custom length can be installed under the showerhead running the width of the shower and ending flush against the glass panel with a tile insert Invisi Drain installed under the vanity. This provides a space with drainage, while also maintaining a consistent theme with the product selection and minimises the visual impact of drainage systems by using the tile insert products.
The Vision Series can also be used as a threshold drain separating the shower from the rest of the bathroom, minimising any surface water escaping the walk-in shower area and removing the need for a hob entry if required. When installing a central point drain, extra angled cuts may need to be made in the tiles directing the fall towards the outlet from all directions.
The Vision shower channel can be installed against one wall so that the floor is only required to slope in one direction, eliminating the need for extra cuts diagonally across tiles. This creates a visually superior finish to a tiled floor.
Contact Allproof for more information on specifications for these drainage systems as well as technical documents along with CAD file downloads.