The prime considerations which must be addressed when selecting a sanitary floor drain are:Sanitation
- Will the floor drain create any hazardous unsanitary condition or violate a plumbing code?Performance and Safety
- Will the stainless drain safely do the job you want it to do? This pertains to flow and loading characteristics.Aesthetic Considerations
- Will the drain compliment the area where it is to be installed?
Let's review the criteria for selection in more depth.Sanitation:
In typical applications, the floor drain material should last the life of the building.
- Each floor drain should be designed so that it conforms to existing plumbing code standards.
- The body of the floor drain must not have hidden crevices and pockets in which food particles and waste matter may lodge.
- A drain so designed will not encourage the build-up of vermin and offensive odors.
- The inside of the drain must be free from obstructions which may prevent self-scouring flow through the drain.
- The drain body and top must be made of materials capable of withstanding the corrosiveness of the waste which will flow into it.
Performance and Safety:
- Every floor drain must have a large enough outlet to carry away the anticipated volume of water that will flow into it.
- A large top floor drain is required to insure fast entrance of the surface water into the drain without causing water ponding in the area to be drained.