How to Replace a Shower Drain | LATICRETE Conversations
Option 1: Replacing a shower drain from our LATICRETE preformed pan options
If replacing a shower drain from our HYDRO BAN® preformed pan options, it would be best practice to remove the entire preformed pan so you could get access to the shower drain trough and connection below if no access is available from above, in order to repair or replace that shower drain before proceeding with the remainder of the shower drain and shower pan replacement/repair. For more information, please refer to our various LATICRETE Shower Drain product information and Shower Drain Installation instructions.
Option 2: Linear drain without a preformed shower pan and/or bonding flange drain
If a linear drain without a preformed shower pan and/or bonding flange drain, you would have to chip out the existing floor and potentially jack hammer around the shower drain to a point where you can get access to the shower drain connection in order to make the replacement shower drain installation work. Once that is done and the shower drain is tied into the existing plumbing you would rebuild your mortar around the shower drain installation and complete your waterproofing and tile installation accordingly. For more information please refer to our Linear Drain product information and installation instructions.
Option 3: Replace the linear drain grate portion of your shower drain assembly to match new fixtures in your space
If you are only looking to replace the linear drain grate portion of your shower drain assembly to match new fixtures in your space, you will be able to do so since the removable grates are sold separately. The linear shower drain grates are available in eight lengths and three grate styles: offset oval in brushed, polished & oil-rubbed bronze finishes, wedge wire in brushed or polished stainless steel and a tile-in tray. HYDRO BAN Linear Drain shower drain Grates are supplied with a key for easy removal and cleaning. The HYDRO BAN Linear Shower Drain Grates are available in the following lengths, and the measurements are given as the actual grate length.
- 24" (61 cm)
- 30" (81 cm)
- 32” (81 cm)
- 36" (91 cm)
- 42" (107 cm)
- 48” (122 cm)
- 54” (137 cm)
- 60" (152 cm)
Troughs are designed to accept the shower drain grates. Troughs are designed with a 1" (2.5 cm) continuous flange around the trough. For more information, please refer to our Linear Drain product information and linear shower drain installation instructions.