Working closely alongside a wide range of architectural practices over the years has given tile and stone protection specialists Schlüter-Systems an insight into common pain points faced within the industry.
A challenge often raised when specifying a wetroom project in a multi-storey building relates to height build up. It is no secret that making the most of the space available is an important factor to consider, with building upwards often being the most practical way to get return on investment. Having the potential to create an additional floor by using a low height drainage system could make all the difference – and Schlüter’s latest product can provide just that.
Schlüter-KERDI-SHOWER-LTS is a range of shower trays with a preformed slope, one of which is low in height and has been specifically designed to integrate with Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-G3 drain as part of a low height wetroom system. The drain stands at just 78mm in height, and the low height version of the Schlüter-KERDI-SHOWER-LTS tray works within these perimeters to create a single source solution.
As per BS EN 5385, falls should be between 1:35 and 1:80. Any shallower than 1:80 means water will not drain effectively, whereas any steeper than 1:35 would be considered a slip hazard. Most shower trays sit comfortably in between this point at 1:50, but Schluter’s low height shower tray is unique in that it has a fall of 1:80. This means that rather than rising 20mm for every meter gradient (as per a standard 1:50 fall), it will be 12.5mm, saving the difference between 20mm and 12.5mm. This is a massive 7.5mm every meter, which will be extremely valuable in keeping build-ups low.
When the Schlüter-KERDI-LINE-G3 drainage system was launched in early 2020, it was just one part of the low height puzzle – the next step was to introduce a compatible shower tray to allow for level access. This also makes a single source solution from one manufacturer far easier to achieve and offers the knowledge that the two products go hand in hand.
The low height shower tray will be an asset to any architect’s toolkit, working seamlessly alongside many of Schlüter’s wide range of solutions to provide a low height, fully warrantied system that will stand the test of time. To find out more about the products and services offered by Schlüter, visit www.lowheightdrain.co.uk