What is hard buildup in a floor drain called?

Answer An accumulation of hard buildup on a floor drain is called mineral buildup. Water, especially hard water, that is left sitting on a drain evaporates and leaves behind small mineral particles that c... Read More »

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How to Lay Ceramic Floor Tile in a Utility Room Floor With a Dished Drain?

Laying a ceramic floor in a utility room that contains a drain is the same process as tiling the floor of the shower. You tile floor all around the drain first, then use a cardboard template to tra... Read More »

How to Lay Ceramic Floor Tile on a Sloped Floor Drain?

When you're tiling a floor with a drain in it (whether it's a shower floor, utility room or other setting) you should first lay out the tile grid as if there isn't a drain there. That way, you can ... Read More »

What is an above-the-floor-drain bathtub?

As opposed to standard bathtubs that have the drain built into the bottom of the tub, an above-the-floor drain (AFD) tub has a clearance of several inches between the floor and the drain. This elim... Read More »

How do I block a floor drain?

Floor Drain BasicsSelect a flood guard for your particular floor drain. The two more common floor guards are float models or standpipe models. Standpipe models give longer piping, which is vertical... Read More »