The most limiting design factor in the whole bathroom is the traditional round drain in the center of a shower.
This is due to its location, size and shape, but mainly the requirements it poses on the surroundings.
It does not need to be there!
The Old Romans figured it out 2000 years ago! The only way to drain a wet area with style, ease,
efficiency and without design compromise is to slope one plane into one line!
Channel drains are a logical choice of architects, designers and other forward thinking people
who want to utilize all the advantages that the system provides.
Most of the advantages of the system revolve around the simple concept of a one-way slope
in the shower pan! The one-way slope in the wet area provides a uniform surface for design and installation of any
material with any design.
The picture on the left shows a traditional shower drain in the center of shower pan, which creates a bowl-shaped
surface with many limitations, such as the location of the drain in the center of the shower pan. This is exactly
the place where most people stand! ProLine drains can be installed anywhere in or around the wet area.
Please see below:
The bowl shaped surface does not allow for the use of materials larger than 4" square, which is a huge design
hurdle. A continuous one-way slope into a single line (ProLine drain) provides a perfect surface for the use of
any size tiles, stone slabs and even solid surface material.
ProLine Drains can be used as a barrier for water on the floor to prevent it from running out into the areas where
it is not welcome. Below is an example of a threshold installation where the ProLine Drain protects the dry area
from any leaks caused by faucets, showers, tubs or toilets.