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Old 18.04.2017, 00:05
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Re: Bathroom drain hole?

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Totally agree for an existing bathroom. We had a fabulous 'Italian style' bathroom installed for guests last year- and it has not tray but a slightly sloping slope to the long drain in the tiles floor- with a special liner underneath in case of minor leaks - and it is fabulous. No tray. But yes, eye watering cost, as we had to knock walls and rebuild to extend, changed window to triple glazing, and ripped ceiling for proper insualtions, etc. But is is wonderful and guests just love it.

Have to say never visited a European country with drain in the floor.
I somehow knew Sweden isn't European...almost always a drain in the sloped floor.

To the OP, if you are considering more extensive remodeling to include a drain/shower, I would recommend looking into the possibility of installing underfloor heating cables. Not only will the heat aid evaporation but is nice on the feet
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Old 18.04.2017, 00:07
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...and you'll notice quite quickly if you have a leak in the water pipes too.
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Welcome to the part of the world that has drain holes in showers and bath tubs only (Europe I mean)
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Have to say never visited a European country with drain in the floor.
I had it in a flat in Amsterdam. And not on ground floor. I must say, I kind of like them.

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<<Denmark. OH's so-called bathroom is basically the loo; in one tiny space the size of a small cupboard you'll find that as well as the toilet and hand basin there's a wall mounted shower head attached to the sink's taps by a hose. The floor of said cupboard is lower than the hall's floor by ~5cms and there's a tiny drainhole in the corner under the sink. >> This (in Amsterdam) but not as tiny that I had to get undressed outside the bathroom)
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Old 18.04.2017, 08:48
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Re: Bathroom drain hole?

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Have to say never visited a European country with drain in the floor.
They are pretty common in a lot of Northern European countries and they have been gaining in popularity in the U.K. over recent years.

They call them wet rooms in the UK.

http://www.idealhome.co.uk/bathroom/...om-ideas-85882
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Re: Bathroom drain hole?

We used to rent "une villa Vaudoise" that was built in the 1880s, totally original bathroom and kitchen, both with tiled floors and drain holes, our neighbours had similar in their old villa so I guess it was standard in those days but obviously not a design that was carried through the decades that followed.


In the UK, carpeting in bathrooms was popular (generic 1970s 1980s Wimpey homes) and I remember how everyone's bathrooms smelt rancid and musty, we had to finally remove the carpeting and sand down the floorboards.
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They are pretty common in a lot of Northern European countries and they have been gaining in popularity in the U.K. over recent years.

They call them wet rooms in the UK.

http://www.idealhome.co.uk/bathroom/...om-ideas-85882
Yes of course- for new wet rooms, which I call Italian shower room- with sloping floor and long drain- like the one we recently installed which is amazing.
Was talking about traditional bathrooms, where a drain in the middle is not at all common in the countries I've visited.
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Was talking about traditional bathrooms, where a drain in the middle is not at all common in the countries I've visited.
The new style wet rooms are just the modern variation of the older style bathrooms with a drain in the middle.
You obviously haven't visited Northern Europe and Scandinavia much as they have always been fairly common there.
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