In recent years, the linear shower drain has been a popular choice for homeowners seeking a stylish alternative to the traditional square or circular drains that are commonly installed. This is a long channel placed on one edge of the shower in lieu of the round drain often found in the middle, making for an efficient and discreet drainage system.
Designers frequently incorporate them in Master Bath renovation projects because they dramatically transform existing walk-in showers into something extraordinary.
There are many advantages to this type of shower drain:
- A trench or trough is placed under a linear drain, with the floor sloped toward the drain, which causes water to run down and into the drain.
- Linear drains are easier to install than traditional round shower drains. Round shower drains require more work to slope the floor so that water flows toward and into the drain.
- Linear shower drains work well in tub-to-shower conversions and are also appropriate for use in handicap or wheelchair accessible showers.
- Linear drains provide a smoother visual appearance. They also help free up space with the elimination of curbing or thresholds.
- They come in many styles and finishes, and some can even have LED lighting for safety and design purposes
- Installing larger format tiles is possible for a more modern look.
- It is harder to block the drain in the event of a fall.
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