Standard Channel Drain can be used on either concrete or suspended timber floors finished with tiles or stone.
Standard Channel Drain
The following instructions refer to the installation of the tile drain only. They do not include information regarding installation of other elements of the shower cabin, such as sealing the connections between the shower walls and floor, or waterproofing - commonly known as room tanking.
Set the channel drain into the floor and screw in position. Ensure the channel drain is fully supported with wooden support batons. If a boarding tray is used, the manufacturer’s instructions must be followed regarding the waterproofing of the shower area.
Connect the channel to the drainage system trap and waste discharge pipework.
Cover the flange and surrounding area with a flexible latex waterproofing (liquid form membrane).
Apply the sealing membrane in position on the freshly applied liquid.
Apply a second coat of liquid membrane to the whole surface of the shower area and sealing membrane.
Once the liquid is completely dry, as per the manufacturer’s instructions, the shower surface can then be tiled.
Seal the gap between the tiles and the channel frame with a flexible sanitary silicone which can be compatible with the tile grout colour.
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