Question: Where should the drain be placed in a shower?

The shower drain has to be at the lowest point of the shower floor, and so the floor has to slope down toward the drain from all directions. If the drain is in the center of the floor, youll have a relatively level space around the drain to stand on.

How far from Wall should shower drain be?

Rough-In Dimension TerminologyToiletShower/TubDischarge/Drain Hole from Back Wall12 1/214Discharge/Drain Hole (Vertical)00Fixture (Side to Side Buffer)15 to 18 min18 minFixture (Front Buffer)21 min18 min2 more rows•Nov 25, 2020

Where does the linear shower drain go?

Linear drains can be placed in the center of the shower, as seen in the bathroom below by Tego Bathroom Solutions, as long as they are parallel to the opening of the shower.

Do shower drains have to be centered?

The shower drain has to be at the lowest point of the shower floor, and so the floor has to slope down toward the drain from all directions. For showers that have a bench built in, placing the drain under the bench will keep it out of the way.

What is a zero threshold shower?

A zero-threshold shower is just that -- zero threshold. It means you dont have to step into a tub or basin. You dont even have to lift your leg over a threshold of a few inches. With no barrier between the shower floor and the bathroom floor, you can simply walk right in and take your daily shower.

Is it difficult to move a shower drain?

Yes, it can be challenging! Ive been on job sites where most of the concrete floor had to be taken up to gain access to the existing drain pipe to reroute it. There can be a substantial amount of work involved. If you run into this problem, dont panic.

Are zero entry showers more expensive?

Installing a curbless shower on a slab is more complicated than on a floor with wood framing. Because of this, installing a curbless shower on a concrete slab is typically more expensive than on a floor built with wood joists.

Are Curbless showers more expensive?

However, a curbless, walk-in shower will typically be more expensive due to the specialty drain and the tile work needed to create the curbless layout. One option to save a bit of money on this option, is to install the doorless shower, but have a tiny lip or curb.

Does the shower drain have to be centered?

The shower drain has to be at the lowest point of the shower floor, and so the floor has to slope down toward the drain from all directions. For showers that have a bench built in, placing the drain under the bench will keep it out of the way.

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