Saturday, January 14, 2012

Installing a new linear drain in your old shower

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Installing a new linear drain in your old shower can be a lot easier than you think.  Many showers are built with a standard three piece clamping drain and many of the leading linear drains install over a three piece drain.

Last month a client of mine simply removed the old strainer and set the new linear drain right over the old shower floor.  This job had a huge curb and there was room to set a new tile floor right over the old one.

Now this is not the best approach and I would recommend a complete re-do 98 times out of 100 but for this client the "Down and Dirty - Quick and Easy" approach won out in the end.



If you need a specific size linear drains and want more information on a tile on tile install please send me an email and I can work on some pricing.

Remember even if your drain is not centered in your exsiting shower we can still get you a drain that will fit precisely into your old shower.  

Replacing a Kerdi Drain top for a linear drain.  This tile setter
did not want to use the standard Kerdi Drain and choose instead
to install a linear drain over top.  The model shown is a tile top.
As far as what setting materials to use for this job - Grani Rapid from Mapei would be my go to product.  I would also remove the glaze or finish of the old tile and any dirt, grease and sealer coats first.

Any shower constructed with no pre-slope should be aborted and never should tile be place over tile if the shower is suffering from mold or draining issues.

If you need more information and perhaps a price for a custom drain shipped to your door give me an email at sales@no-curb.com or call me at (604) 506 6792.





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