The Wedge Wire shower grate/channel is the original shower grate design and is still the most popular. It offers superior load strength - important for foot traffic areas. It is a great option for high water flow and splash areas and will be a striking feature of your bathroom or outdoor area. Available in lengths from 800mm to 1500mm.
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Shower grates for efficient bathrooms
The benefits of a shower grate go beyond their superior looks - the installation of a shower grate is generally far simpler than a centre waste. Grading floor tiles to the grate's linear edge is far easier than the labour involved in grading, bedding, grouting and tiling around a centre waste. Taking labour into account, the shower grate is usually the more economical (and far more impressive looking) option.
Highly durable drain channel
Our highest quality 100% 316 marine grade stainless steel shower grates have no plastic components and are manufactured in Australia to comply with ADA standards. 316 grade stainless steel has an increased ability to resist pitting and crevice corrosion in warm chloride environments when compared to the 304 grade. The manufacturer offers a lifetime guarantee.
Tile Insert Shower Grate/Channel
The Tile Insert shower grate/channel is ideal for complementing your choice of tile. Its minimalist design is easy to keep clean, not to mention really easy to integrate into whatever tile design you are going for. The only thing you can see is the stainless steel stripped openings after installation.
We offer a variety of widths and lengths across all styles, and can even custom manufacture a grate to your requirements. This is very helpful option if you wish to design the grate to align with an existing drainhole. See our custom shower grates for more information.
How to Install Shower/Channel Grates
Drainage is governed by Australian Standards, and the drainage in a bathroom situation is a function of the bathroom drainage plumbing, the water-proofing, the drain apparatus, and the fall to the drain opening (usually tiles). Each of these contributors to the drainage in your bathroom may have a different tradesperson responsible so it is sometimes important that they are all aware of the planned installation technique.
Importantly, your bathroom should be properly water-proofed with a water-proof membrane in accordance to Australian Standard AS3740 before installing the shower grate channel. This essentially means any water/moisture under your tiles will find its way to the drainage plumbing installed by the plumber. Innovative drainage flanges are now best practice to ensure this sub-floor moisture can exit the drain. They also protect the pipework from debris entering during construction (see the video).
Stainless steel shower grates are designed to sit above the water proofing of your bathroom and simply provide a surface channel for surface water to the drainage plumbing, and they should not be allowed to interrupt the flow and escape of any sub-tile moisture which your water-proofing and drainage system has allowed for.
The diagram below provides an illustration of the typical installation in a bathroom with a concrete sub-floor - it shows the situation where the water-proof membrane (green) has been laid on top of the screed (left hand side) and where the membrane has been laid under the screed (right hand side). This shower grate is suitable for both types of water-proof membrane application. Download the installation guide below for installation steps and further installation illustrations for timber floors and various grate positions (against walls, hobs, shower screens, etc).
It is recommended that the steel tray and outlet do not contact the water-proof membrane, seal the drainage plumbing, or be sealed to the drainage plumbing, so any moisture in the tile bedding/screed can escape. A build up of moisture in the screed can ultimately cause damp/mildew and tiles can dislodge. See diagram above.
It is also recommended that the membrane is completed before installing the shower grate. If the membrane is integrated with the stainless steel shower grate, differences in the expansion and contraction rates of hardened stainless steel vs surrounding building materials can result in the membrane weakening or splitting where it joins the steel. Your licensed water-proofer can advise you on the best methods for water-proofing your bathroom.
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