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.

Was this article helpful?
Contact us
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

World map

Find our website that's made specifically for you


You are visiting our Global website. Based on your language preferences, you might be interested in our website for , where you can find information about products that are available there.