The Basics of Linear Drains

Lineal Ditches or Vertical Ditches? It’s an elongated, vertical form for water egress (entry) that maximizes the capture of the stream of water coming to a single exit point to bring the most efficient removal of toxic-smelling liquid out of the shower drain basin. These linear drains are quite popular in industrial and institutional setting because of its numerous benefits. The fact that these types of drains are non-corrosive, can resist heavy water flow, is able to resist freezing and thawing cycles in the pipes, are able to prevent the clogging of the guttering system, minimizes the occurrence of pipe breaks and corrosion, reduces the possibility of backflow of sewage into the drainage field, and allows for easy maintenance and cleaning of these drains. Basically, it’s the latest trend in plumbing but the concept has already been in existence for quite some time in domestic and institutional use.

The Linear Drain Shower In Bathroom Redesign

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In line with its many benefits, the installation of this type of drains is also very elegant and professional-looking. Since these types of drains do not have a big “S” shape where traditional drainage systems have their bends, these linear drains don’t look out of place even at the smallest of spaces. This also makes them ideal for any kind of water system because they don’t require additional bends. For example, you don’t have to make huge holes at either end of your bathtub or shower floor because these drains will have large openings that are wider than the width of the pipe leading to them. They also come with features such as seamless connections, corrosion and rust resistance, long pipe life, minimal root intrusion, and high water flow capacity, which means that homeowners will no longer have to waste money and resources on repairs and other maintenance services for drainage problems.


The installation process of linear drains is pretty straight forward. You’ll need a stainless steel drain trap (the one with the curved shaft), a T-clip, a shower tray, PVC pipe, and a high quality silicone sealant. Get all of these materials from a reputable supplier, since they can be more expensive than other supplies. Also, don’t put too many items in your bathroom at once. The last thing you want is to block a big part of your floor with a big block of tiles!

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