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CHECK EVERYTHING TWICE
When setting and measuring the position of the drain it is very easy to make a few small mistakes that will be a large disadvantage in later work. Therefore, the distance from the walls and the height should be checked several times after each adjustment. When determining the height, it's best to have the tiles (or other type of planned floor finish) at your disposal for measurements. By temporarily lying a few tiles around the drain and simulating the extra tile height (for example, using a piece of cardboard), you will be able to precisely determine the required height of the drain.
The same applies to leak testing. A glass of water and a quick check of leaks may not be enough. It is best to use a large amount of water and wait a moment for any leaks. The process can be repeated for certainty just before pouring concrete.
Care for the cleanliness of the work carried out is of great importance for the final result. It is very important to remove the drain cover and place it in a safe spot during all dirty works. It's best not to remove the protective film from it until the last moment. The drain itself must be properly protected against concrete dirt and accidental damage or scratches. The greatest attention should be paid to the drain hole. The edges of the drainage frame must also be secured. For example, you can use masking tape.
You can also protect the steel collar around the gutter so that it will be easier to stick the sealing cuff later. For the best sealing, the cuff should be glued directly to previously degreased metal.
PROPER TILING THE "PURE" COVER
If you have chosen this type of cover, you must pay special attention to the proper cutting and finishing of the tile to be glued to it. This work is best done at the very end, right after tiling the floor. First of all, think carefully about where the cut should take place if the size of your tiles does not allow the cover to be covered with one continuous strip. Then make sure the dimension matches exactly, take into account thickness of the cut itself. Cutting on classic machines can cause slight jags in the edges, which will not look very aesthetically pleasing. If you have the opportunity, use the water cutting service that will ensure a perfectly even edge. Before gluing, the inside of the cover should be degreased thoroughly. Immediately after gluing, clean the visible edge of the frame. The last stage that will protect the edges and give that clean look is the silicone job. Use sanitary silicone in the same colour as the tile grouts and smooth the edges with a special spatula. Do the same around the drain itself and that's it!