Balancing functionality with style has always been the bane of every renovator, but adding a tile insert is one of the more modern ways to spruce things up.
When it comes to the more exciting parts of giving your home a facelift, factoring in the drainage points around your property usually isn’t considered to be one of them. Although a necessary evil, unfortunately they’re just not that exciting and are often just “there” as a means to an end. However, the good news is that a tile insert can still serve this function and add a touch of contemporary design.
What Is A Tile Insert Drain?
The floor waste produced in your home such as grey water, soapy water, rain, and kitchen wet area waste simply has to go somewhere. While the mechanics of this process are usually quite straightforward, how you choose to customise the visual side of things is entirely up to you.
Often referred to as a smart tile insert or tile insert floor drain, this is a more modern way to “hide” how your floor waste exits the building. Available in round, square, linear and even customised shapes, a tile insert drain can either sit on the top of a drain or include the grates. If choosing the former, it can help to streamline a room without having the distraction of a traditional chrome grate.
Five Reasons To Add A Tile Insert Drain
If you’re in the process of building or redesigning your bathroom, laundry, kitchen or even outdoor pool area, you might want to consider including a tile insert drain for a contemporary floor drainage solution – but what are the perks?
Visually Appealing – Traditional chrome grates can stick out like a sore thumb, particularly if you’ve opted for a specific colour for your taps or fittings. In comparison, a tile insert drain offers a seamless look as it integrates with the chosen floor tile, making it less noticeable.
Cost Effective – If you’re debating adding a tile insert drain to new or existing wet areas, the good news is that you don’t need to expect a hefty bill from the plumbers, as the mechanics of the pipes stay the same – it’s just the cosmetic stuff.
Flexibility – A tile insert drain can be added wherever there is a new or existing wet area. While most commonly found in showers, they also provide a subtle solution for drainage points in your kitchen, laundry, balcony or even outdoor areas.
Prevent Odours – Floor waste is prone to odour, which can escape through the standard grated drain. When using a tile insert drain, it can reduce the escape of air from the bottom of the trap, reducing any funky smells wafting through your home.
Easy To Clean – As the name suggests, it quite literally is an insert – meaning that it’s easily removed and cleaning friendly when it comes to the dust, hair, food scraps or other products that usually hang around and build up around your drain.
Where To Source A Tile Insert Drain System
In operation for over 24 years, at Tile Wizards we pride ourselves on getting you more, for less. We pioneered the warehouse format, and our stores are purposefully designed to make your selection easier, and ultimately offer our customers quality, price and the right advice.
If you are specifically on the hunt for a tile insert drain system that helps to bring a seamless vibe into your home, office or commercial space, the good news is that Tile Wizards stock a range of reputable brands such as Bermuda and Lauxes. We’ve spent more than two decades sourcing the very best suppliers on the market, so that you don’t have to.
When it comes to finding the perfect tile insert drain for your home, or even if you are just after some honest and friendly advice – please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Tile Wizards today for a free quote. We’re able work with you in order to bring your dream flooring solution to life.