Architectural drainage designer and manufacturer, Stormtech introduces the Wave Grate, an Australian-first aluminium grate designed to provide an affordable, high performance drainage alternative for residential and commercial bathroom applications.
The new Stormtech Wave Grate is a superior anodised aluminium drainage solution designed and manufactured in Australia from 100% Australian materials. Featuring a wave pattern previously unseen in the market, Wave Grate is certified under WaterMark WMTS:-040:2021 to comply with the Plumbing Code of Australia and exceeds Australian Building Standards for quality and safety.
To ensure Wave Grate meets the high-performance expectations of all Stormtech products, an insulator has been invented to ensure the aluminium grate and stainless steel channel are separated to eliminate the potential for corrosion.
Wave Grate features an easy-to-clean grate design with a silver, brass/gold or satin black finish, and is available in modular kits as well as made-to-length and fixed length units in both uPVC and stainless steel channels.
Stormtech managing director Troy Creighton said Wave Grate will change the game for modern drainage by providing an Australian-first solution to architects, specifiers and industry professionals seeking a high-end product at a mid-range price.
“Wave Grate is 100 per cent Australian in every sense,” Creighton said.
“It is designed and manufactured in Australia for Australians and will give excellent performance suited to our harsh environment. Everything about the Wave Grate is aimed at making life easier. It is comfortable to walk on and more aesthetically pleasing in a bathroom as you can’t see dirt in the channel, whilst maintaining high flow rates. It’s resistant to corrosion and will never fade. The design also provides a safe wet area finish as it ‘grabs’ water using surface tension and keeps it off the grate.”
Creighton added that Stormtech has been waiting to launch a wave grate design for decades.
“When Stormtech started designing sanitary drainage solutions, extruded aluminium channel was, and still is, deemed not to be a suitable material for sanitary drainage when used in contact with cement or concrete. While our stainless steel grate designs are known all around the world, it wasn’t until we had the legal and technical design problems solved, enabling us to apply for the assurance of WaterMark Certification, that we could finally make the Wave Grate a reality for those seeking a mid-range product with superior performance and style,” he said.