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For a Do-It-Yourselfer, a tub to shower conversion may seem an intimidating job at first. But don't worry, it's actually simpler than you think. Remove and dispose the old scratched tub and insert in its place a spacious shower pan, fitted with trench drain systems. You can buy a single piece shower pan, which come in various dimensions; just make sure that you pick the right size. A trench shower drain is a must in the case you want a no threshold shower pans or a wet room shower. You should select the shower trough drain at the same time you select the shower cabin or the shower base, in order to avoid latter mismatches.
Trench drain systems are available in many colors and textures, so you have no excuses if you don't match them to the other fixtures in your bathroom. The material of choice for trench shower drains is stainless steel. It's durable, hygienic and very appealing to the eye. If you prefer warmer looking materials, bronze and copper shower trough drains are available from some manufacturers. All materials are available in several textures - satin, polished etc. The model and shape of the trench drain system can also be custom picked to match the overall design of the bathroom.
Make sure that you select a shower trough drain with built in height adjustments, so you won't have to buy them separately. Check the specifications of the product and look for those who have factory waterproofing. Waterproofing is essential for linear drain systems in order to avoid mildew inducing leaks.
The simplest way to use a linear drain system is to place the shower trough drain on a side and create a slight incline of the shower plate, so the water can be quickly evacuated. More complicate designs can be used, such as dual linear drains or drains placed in angles to obtain a certain esthetic effect.
No matter what design you choose, make sure that the trench shower drain is a high quality product. This will spare you a lot of trouble over the time. The right drain system will last you a lifet