Linear Drain Installation Guide
Alright, let’s get started laying tiles on the floor. Make sure during the installation of your wall tile that you’ve been protecting your floor good. Okay, you’ll see when we laid down our floor, perfectly good to the walls, mark it out.
You wanna make sure you press the thin-set mortar in that first coat, skin coat it really good so that it bonds into the fibers. We’re gonna lay the half back first. Wanna make sure to seam my line there. We’re just gonna do small rounds of tiles on the floor. I’m making sure my line is very good.
Okay, some people just simply cut an X, I personally like to go ahead and cut a circle, cut a hole and find my drain. Okay, that’s what I like to do. I like to cut it out, because what it does it gives more flexibility to move it. When you don’t cut it out, it kind of centers it and that’s all you can do, just leave it on the center.
To install our drain, I’m gonna make sure we got plenty of thin-set mortar around the drain. Next, log our height adjustment ring in, we’re gonna go ahead and put a little bit of mud on it. Next, this is very important, we’re gonna fill this really full and get it into this groove, we’re gonna push it into that groove, this is called back-buttering the drain grate or back-buttering the drain grate. Okay, the cement is actually what holds it into place that would be locked in. Now, I’m gonna make sure it’s down, slightly lower than this tile. Okay, we can tap it down as we lay the other tiles, we can tap it down. We can pop the drain grate out, so if we needed to pick that up, we can pick it up put a little more under there.
Okay, so we take all of our cuts and now we’re gonna go ahead and finish up the floor