For as long as we can all remember traditional building regulations and chunky door systems have resulted in a 120mm - 150mm step down to your outdoor area.
With the development of the Aquabocci R-47 flush threshold drain and many new flush threshold door systems on the market, it is much easier to keep water from getting inside your home allowing you to have that flush finish from inside to out.
DOES A DOOR NEED A THRESHOLD?
In today’s market there are many sophisticated sliding a bi-fold door systems that have a concealed or flush sill that allows you to install the finished floor level flush on either side of the door threshold.
Sliding doors allow for large expansive glass panels that slide freely and can enhance your view creating a super modern feel. Another reason to consider sliding doors is that they have more flush threshold sil options available that can easily be installed with the Aquabocci R-47 flush threshold drain.
WHAT KIND OF FLOOR FINISH MATERIALS CAN I USE WITH A FLUSH THRESHOLD FOR DOORS?
Once you have chosen a door system with a flush threshold sill you have many choices of materials for your floor finish, such as timber, tile or liquid surfaces such as polished concrete.
By installing the Aquabocci R-47 flush threshold drain across your doorway you can easily have large format tiles sloping away from the property without the need for triangle cuts in your tiles that are required for smaller drains.
DO I NEED TO INSTALL THE THRESHOLD DRAIN BEFORE THE DOORS ARE INSTALLED?
The first step in creating a flush threshold drain for doors is to advise your door company that you are looking to create a flush finish without a step down, this will assist you in selecting the correct door system and ensure your project runs smoothly.
The next step is to advise your contractor that you are looking to have a completely flush finish, so that they can allow for the correct floor levels and drainage groundworks.
The stages of Installation vary from project to project, so please liase with your contractor and door company on the best course of action for your particular project.
HOW DOES A FLUSH THRESHOLD DRAIN WORK WITH DOORS?
Sliding doors and Bi-Fold doors contain weep holes in either the bottom of the track or on the front of the track facing away from the property.
Our flush threshold drains for doors, such as the R-47 Threshold Drain are designed to collect the water from the weep holes in the door track and carry that water into the groundwork pipes.
HOW DO I INSTALL A FLUSH THRESHOLD DRAIN WITH MY DOORS?
Our Flush Threshold Drains for doors are easy to install. The Aquabocci R-47 Threshold Drain has 2 unique features to drain the door track and allow you to have a flush finish from inside to out.
The first feature is the open side entry that allows the water to pass into the side of the channel and out through the groundworks.
To install the R-47 Threshold drain you need to sit the membrane sheet below the door track to collect the water from the weep holes and carry it into the side entry.
It is also important that you attach the plastic face of the channel to the face of the door track using double sided tape or self taper screws.
For more information on Flush Threshold Drains for doors contact us on:
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