Linear Drain Grate & Linear Drain Body
Tile Ready Linear Shower Drain
Linear Drain Grate & Linear Drain Body
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INCLUDED IN THE LINEAR DRAIN KIT:
1 Tile Insert Linear Drain Grate, 1 ABS Linear Drain Body, & 1 Linear Hair Strainer
CUSTOM SHOWER PAN AND BENCH OPTIONS:
To quote a custom shower base, or custom shower seat please submit an
order form, CLICK HERE for custom order forms.
ABOUT THE KBRS LINEAR DRAIN KIT
Introducing the KBRS line of Linear Drains. Step onto the newest in modern design whether you go stainless or tiled, as these state of the art sleek, elegant and advanced linear shower drain designs are proven to deliver the aesthetics and performance you desire. Buy and Install with confidence, KBRS Linear Drains, the best value in the business.
HIGH QUALITY LINEAR DRAIN SYSTEM
High quality American made linear drain system adds modern style and functionality to any custom tile or stone shower installation. Our linear drains are made from a 1 piece injection mold and designed for low profile linear shower systems. Ideal for tub to shower conversions, we also include patent pending grate rises to allow for easy height adjustments for different tile thickness and surfacing options. Our 1 inch textured bonding flange makes waterproofing easy during your linear tile shower installation.
WHATS IN THE KIT
• QTY 1 Linear Drain Grate
• QTY 1 ABS Drain Body
• QTY 1 Linear Hair Strainer
24" Oval Stainless Steel Linear Drain Grate
with 26" ABS Linear Drain Body (View Specs)
32" Oval Stainless Steel Linear Drain Grate
with 34" ABS Linear Drain Body (View Specs)
36" Oval Stainless Steel Linear Drain Grate
with 38" ABS Linear Drain Body (View Specs)
42" Oval Stainless Steel Linear Drain Grate
with 44" ABS Linear Drain Body (View Specs)
Why Choose KBRS Linear Drains:
- Low Profile Streamlined Design
- Ideal for Tub-to-Shower Conversions
- One-Piece Injection Mold Construction
- 1" Textured Bonded Flange Makes for Easy Waterproofing Installation
- Plank Pitch Allows for Large Format Tile or Stone to be Used on Shower Floor
- Patent Pending Grate Risers™ Allow Easy Height Adjustment for Different Surface Tile Thickness
+ Linear Drain General Installation
Linear drains are best placed against the end or side wall or shower threshold.
Any waterproofing layer should be supported by a pitched slope of 1/4” per foot towards the drain whether waterproof membrane coat is under thick bed mortar or on top.
Reinforcing Fabric should always be used with Liquid Applied Membranes for gaps of more than 1/8”. It is recommended to use reinforcing fabric where the drain flange and mortar bed meet as well as for any floor to wall transitions for added durability.
If installing a curbless shower, position drain parallel to entry (front, middle or back of shower) so plank pitch doesn’t compromise an even/level entry.
If placing drain flush to walls - back and/or sides of flange should be set against the studs or sill plate (center of waste pipe needs to be 2 1/4” out) and backer board should be installed directly on top of flange.
Consider tile thickness and thin-set to make any needed adjustments. Finished wall tile should sit approximately 1/16” from the inside of the drain cavity wall to allow for proper grate placement.
Set floor tile 1/16” from the edge of the grate to allow for smooth installation and removal of grate.
Linear Drain Grate Risers (included with stainless steel grates) should be used to install the grate at the proper height, slightly below level of surface tile (approx. 1/16”) to ensure proper drainage.
METHOD 1 - TRADITIONAL PRIMARY SHOWER PAN (UNBONDED MEMBRANE)
Waterproofing installed under thick-bed mortar using Liquid Applied membrane. This method must be used with a traditional clamping ring type drain assembly with clear weep holes and is performed in exactly the same way as a traditional shower drain assembly.
A 2 inch threaded coupling is used to connect the linear drain body to the drain sub-assembly (with clamping ring). Mortar should be packed under the linear drain body to support it level and in place.
METHOD 2 - BONDED MORTAR BED INSTALLATION
Waterproofing is installed on top of the plank-pitched mortar bed and adhered directly to the 1 inch textured bonding flange of the linear drain. Either a liquid applied membrane or a bonded sheet membrane (ANSI 118.10) can be used for this installation type. When using liquid waterproofing membrane it is recommended to use reinforcing fabric where the drain flange and mortar bed meet for the most durable installation.
In this method the 2 inch outlet from the linear drain is attached to the waste line using a 2 inch coupling according to plumbing industry standards. Mortar should be packed under the linear drain body to support it level and in place. Apply liquid or sheet membrane to the flange, mortar bed and shower system according to manufacturers instructions.
USING INSTALLATION METHODS 1 & 2 TOGETHER FOR ADDED SECURITY
Many industry professionals are using both a traditional primary shower pan and surface level waterproofing together for double protection and peace of mind. Waterproofing the entire shower enclosure may also help provide a worry free install.
+ Linear Drain Installation with KBRS Linear ShowerSlope™
+ Linear Drain Installation with KBRS Linear Tile-Basin®
+ Technical Documents
+ Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE LINEAR DRAIN MADE OF?
Our linear drain bodies are made from a 1 piece injection mold.
HOW MANY DIFFERENT LINEAR DRAIN SIZE OPTIONS DOES KBRS HAVE?
KBRS has over 50 different style and size linear drain combinations available for our linear drain kits. Our linear drains range from 24 inche all the way up to 60 inch in length.
HOW MANY DIFFERENT LINEAR DRAIN STYLE OPTIONS DOES KBRS HAVE?
KBRS has several different style options for linear drains. We have stainless steel linear drains, polished stainless steel linear drains, oil rubbed bronze linear drains, ready to tile in linear drains, and matte black linear drains available in several different color options for our linear drain kits. KBRS has many different linear drain styles including oval, square, mission, and ready to tile in linear drain kits.
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CAN I ORDER A CUSTOM SHOWER PAN WITH MY DRAIN?
Absolutely! Check out our library of custom order forms to submit and get a quote on your custom shower pan. We specially manufacture our shower pans to fit the linear drain kits, but if you would like to order a custom shower pan for a "different" linear drain system that KBRS does not offer - we can also custom maunfacture any shower pan to meet the needs of that drain system as well.
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CAN I INSTALL THIS LINEAR DRAIN WITH A MORTAR BED?
Yes! Please check the "technical documents" for instructions for more information on installing our linear shower drains with a mortar bed or mud pan. You can also scroll up to view a general method of installing a linear shower drain in the "general installation" tab.
CAN I ORDER THIS LINEAR DRAIN WITH A SHOWER PAN KIT?
We have several standard linear shower pan kits designed for tub to shower conversions that include a linear drain in the kit along with waterproofing and a shower curb.
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DO YOU HAVE TILE INSERT LINEAR SHOWER DRAINS?
Yup! We have ready to tile in linear drains from 24 inch up to 42 inches.
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WHAT KIND OF THIN-SET SHOULD I USE?
Any quality "polymer modified" thin-set will do just fine. Do not use a premixed thin-set (i.e.... water already added). A premixed thin-set that comes in a bucket with water already added will not cure properly. Remember: No premix! Always add your own water! Different terms for modified thin-set include: modified thin-set, modified thin set with a latex additive, fortified thin-set, polymer modified thin-set, polymer fortified blended thin-set. The thin-set must meet or exceed ANSI A118.4 and ANSI Al18.11 requirements when mixed with water.
Three of the most recognized brands:
1. Custom Building Products: usually found at The Home Depot. (Product Names: Versa Bond, Fortified, FlexBond Fortified and their elastic membrane is called RedGard)
2. Laticrete: usually found at The Home Depot, Lowe's and other tile suppliers. (Product Names: Laticrete 254 Platinum and their elastic membrane is called Hydro Ban).
3. Mapei: usually found at The Home Depot, Lowe's, Daltile and other tile suppliers (Name of product: Ultra Flex 2 and their elastic membrane is called Aqua Defense)
WHAT IS THE KBRS RETURN POLICY?
Standard or stock items may be returned within 30 days of purchase if purchased directly from KBRS, Inc - by internet, phone or fax. Standard or stock item(s) may be returned for credit or refund of the purchase price paid, less a 15% restocking fee. Custom product(s) or special orders are NOT eligible for return, credit or refund at any time; unless the product is received defective or the return is a direct result of a KBRS, Inc. error. To return an item you must first contact us via phone (866) 912-3211, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an RMA number. Item(s) must be returned in original packaging and return shipping must be paid by you, it is strongly recommended you insure your return package as KBRS will not be able to refund an item that arrives damaged and is not in re-stockable condition.
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