Can a shower drain be placed in a wooden subfloor?

Yes, despite the fact that concrete is the most common subflooring material, many bathrooms are still being built on a wooden subfloor. In some countries, it is even more common to use wood as an underlay for wet rooms than concrete. Easy Drain shower drains can be installed in a wooden floor, but there are specific Easy Drain models that make installation easier:

Take the following into consideration when installing a shower drain in a wooden subfloor:

  • Flooring must be able to support the weight of the above layers
  • Waterproofing the entire wet area is recommended
  • Make sure that the drain has a watertight connection with the drainage pipe

Note: A subfloor is a thick and flat structural surface that is the foundation for all of the above layers of flooring. All houses have subfloors.

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