Linear drains are the ideal design solution for creating ADA compliant showers and wet spaces that are universally accessible. The one-directional shower floor slope provides a more stable and even surface for accommodating wheelchairs and less possibility for slippage. Imagine trying to steady a wheelchair in a bowl – linear drains eliminate that issue. With a linear drain, the shower entry can be even with the rest of the bathroom floor – no curbs or bumps to negotiate. Lastly, because the one-directional slope allows for use of large format tiles or even solid surface material, such as concrete or marble, there will be less mold and bacteria harboring grout lines. This makes the linear drain system the easiest to access and maintain.
Why Linear Drains (ADA)