How to Choose the Best Linear Shower Drains

After a tiresome day at work or of performing other daily duties, we all want to enjoy a nice, warm, shower in the evening. For a majority of people, having the best shower designs is as important as any other room in the house. While we’re on the topic of showers, we will talk about linear drains. Here, we will look at what factors you need to consider before purchasing your linear drain!

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How to Install a New Linear Shower Drain

Do you know how to install a new linear shower drain? In recent times, linear drains have been slowly attracting interests from some homeowners. They come in proper design flexibility and low profile, making them perfect for any remodeling project. In such situations, it is important to learn all there is to know about installing linear shower drains.

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Some Interesting Design for Small Bathrooms

Do you want your small bathroom to appear much bigger? If so, choosing the most suitable shower designs is crucial. The shower room is a place where you perform the most critical task of your day, maintaining your body hygiene and cleanliness. In this case, choosing the best layouts goes a long way in helping you decide..

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Which are Some of the Best Linear Drains in the Market Today?

How much do you know concerning linear drains? Well, they are a clean and stylish option for any shower. They have a straight line design, hence the name linear. They work best in showers which have no curb and provide a smooth and contemporary look to your shower. Once you decide to install linear drains to your bathroom, you need to know the best linear shower drains in today’s market..

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What Is Causing Your Linear Shower Drain to Produce a Bad Smell?

That awful smell ruining your linear shower drain has to go! However, so as to remove it, you first have to identify the cause of the smell. For example, if your shower drain is producing a musty smell, then in most cases this is because of growing mold beneath the drain cover. There other situations where your drain might smell like sewage or rotten eggs..

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How to Best Use a Modern Linear Drain

Linear drains have become the ‘must have’ showering accessory for contemporary North American homes. And most of Europe too, as it happens. Like the actual wet rooms and curbless showers themselves, these efficient and practically invisible means of ridding your shower of water are here to stay. And it’s easy to see why..

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The Benefits of Linear Drains

Have you ever heard of linear drains? They are slowly becoming a popular trend in decorative plumbing. However, what most people fail to note is that the idea has existed for quite some time in the industrial and institutional application. After I moved into my new home in the countryside, I noticed a great improvement in lifestyle while using linear drains! So what exactly does it mean to have a linear drain?

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Design Layouts with Linear Drains

Linear drains are the current designs used in bathrooms; the traditional design was the centre drain. The centre drain was at a disadvantage because this meant that the floor had to be slanted or sloped in four different directions so that the flow of water could be directed at the centre. With the linear drains, the floor of the bathroom is tilted to one direction and allows the use of larger floor tile..

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Guide to Waterproofing Showers and Bathrooms

This guide will help you make wise decisions when it comes to waterproofing your bathroom. This is one of the most important activities you have to carry out for you to have a working bathroom. Showers are becoming powerful since people spend a lot of time in there and the water comes down at a high intensity from the water faucets..

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How to Design a Bathroom Drainage System

This guide will help you make wise decisions when it comes to waterproofing your bathroom. This is one of the most important activities you have to carry out for you to have a working bathroom. Showers are becoming powerful since people spend a lot of time in there and the water comes down at a high intensity from the water faucets..

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Shower Linear Drains

When constructing your bathroom you have to ensure that you have the right type of drainage to ensure that waters flows into the drainage properly. Stagnant water more so in bathrooms can bring about mosquitoes or other water-borne maladies. This is why it is important to have a proper drainage system. Shower linear drains will help keep your bathroom clean by getting rid of waste water..

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Top 5 Reasons More People than Ever Are Switching to Curbless Walk-In Showers with Linear Drains

Once upon a time, contractors and consumers didn’t give much thought to the humble bath drain; but when the linear drain and curbless shower hit the scene together in the mid-2000s, people took notice in a big way..

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Reason #1: Curbless Showers: Everyday of the Future?

If you’re thinking of trading your bathtub for a shower, you’re not alone. According to the American Institute of Architects, tub-free bathrooms are increasingly becoming more popular for a variety of reasons..

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Reason #2: Trendy and Sleek Design of Curbless Showers in Modern Homes

The bathroom is a uniquely personal space, and in many modern homes the shower itself has become something of a small sanctuary, creating endless possibilities for customization. Curbless showers are popular in modern bathroom designs which recognize simplicity as beauty..

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Reason #3: Linear Drains Are the Best Choice

So what is a linear drain exactly? By definition, it is an elongated rectangular exit for water, which maximizes the flow of water toward a single exit port achieving the most efficient removal of water from showers known to be possible..

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Reason #4: Curbless Walk-ins Mean No More Leaking Showers

Tile and grout - even sealed grout - are not completely waterproof. In fact, moisture and water vapor inside a shower can creep through to the wall and floor. If underlying structures below the tile are not sealed with an effective..

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Reason #5: Affordable, High-quality Linear Drains with Trugard Direct

Sleek, impressive showers and bathrooms can add tens of thousands of dollars to home values in nice neighborhoods. Indeed, even those planning to stay in their homes long term can appreciate a well-designed shower. One of the hottest trends in modern bathroom design is the inclusion of curbless walk-in showers with linear drains..

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Trugard VS. Schluter Kerdi

Many people ask us "what is the difference between the Trugard products and the Schluter Kerdi products?
We simply tell them that..

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Trugard vs. Traditional Systems

TRUGARD vs Traditional Cement Backerboard

With a normal backerboard shower, a plastic moisture barrier is placed behind the backerboard over the wall studs. Your backerboard is then installed over that and the tile adhered to it. This layering method, while absolutely acceptable, will allow any..

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Benefits of the Trugard Shower System

The benefits of the TRUGARD® Vapor Barrier System over traditional wall and floor tile shower stall waterproofing systems are numerous. Tiled showers are luxurious and beautiful. A plethora of tile colors, designs, and shapes provides endless possibilities and enhances the..

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2014 Top FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Part 3
Q: Can I use a premixed thin-set mortar to install TRU-GARD Vapor Shield and tile in my shower?
Q: I accidentally poked a hole through the TRU-GARD Vapor-shield while installing the membrane. Do I need to start over or can I simply repair the hole?

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2013 Top FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions Part 2
Q: What type of thin-set mortar should I use when installing TRU-GARD Vapor Shield?
Q: What type of thin-set mortar should I use when installing ceramic and stone tile over TRU-GARD Vapor Shield?

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2012 Top FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I use the TRU-GARD Vapor Shield System?
Q: Can I install TRU-GARD Vapor Shield over drywall in my tiled shower?

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The Trugard Story

With 49 years of combined construction and business experience, the Kriser brothers, Ryan and Matt gained some invaluable knowledge and wisdom. First, water is the number one enemy in construction. Over time, several tile showers they had built, began to leak, and in the process of having their tile sub-contractor repair..

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