The key part of any shower cabin is the system responsible for the discharge of water into the sewer. This is exactly what ladders – drain elements that are placed in the floor, less often in the walls of the bathroom, cope with. The ladder is installed so that the upper part of its grid is flush with the floor tiles.
The shower ladder is a gutter-type system. It is embedded in the floor screed, which ensures unhindered discharge of waste water from the shower stall into the sewer. With proper installation of the drain, in addition to diverting water, the ladder will additionally prevent the penetration of garbage into the drain channels in order to avoid their clogging and the appearance of an unpleasant smell from the sewer system in the bathroom.
Among the main tasks that the shower ladder performs, there are:
To equip bathrooms, different models of ladders are used, which differ in the type of configuration. However, they all work on the same principle, so their design elements are similar.
Advantages of using a shower ladder under the tile
The ladder is the main part of the design of stationary shower cabins, in which the overall pallet is replaced by a small drain hole, which has not only an aesthetic appearance, but also auxiliary capabilities:
Aboutnew types of shower ladders
According to the type of installation, there are two most popular types of ladders:
Features and advantages of point shower ladders
Spot ladders come in different shapes, but square or rectangular drains are more popular and easy to install.
The point ladder has compact dimensions, which usually do not exceed 150*150 mm. Such structures have a throughput capacity of up to 25 liters per minute.
The advantage of square and rectangular point ladders is due to the fact that they are affordable and fit more harmoniously into the tile floor lining, since there is no need to cut out another shape from it. Another advantage is that spot drains can be installed anywhere in the bathroom. The only requirement will be to create a uniform slope from all sides towards the drain hole.
Features and advantages of linear shower ladders
Linear ladders allow you to avoid the need for any additional thresholds, pallets or other structures for installation. It is enough only to provide a small slope to the drain, as well as to determine the necessary length of the drain hole itself.
Linear ladders for tiles are made of stainless steel with lids supplemented with special slots or patterns. The main advantages of such a drain system are considered to be:
Thanks to the installation of the ladder, it becomes possible to create a shower area so that you can use it as comfortably as possible, without limiting yourself to the standard sizes of shower cabins with pallets.