Testing Shower Drains for Compatibility with Wheelchair Use

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by johnfrwhipple, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. johnfrwhipple

    johnfrwhipple BATHROOM DESIGN & BUILD for both Canada & the US

    Jul 20, 2009
    Design Work World Wide: Bathrooms Vancouver Area
    North Vancouver, BC
    I have installed many shower drains over the years and have found that the linear shower drains from ACO to be best in class. I received this photo from Geoff Emmerson at ACO Systems showcasing the care ACO takes in testing it's products. These shower drains need to hold up to the abuse a typical wheelchair can place on a shower drain.

    Because the drains are subjected to lots of point loads in small areas ensuring your drain is properly set is key. Point loads can also cause sub-floors to flex and strain on many types of waterproofing products. It is for this reason such care needs to be taken while designing a wheelchair acessible or no-curb shower.


    ACO Testing Facility - Germany
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2013
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