Style and Function: A Guide to Picking Shower Drains
Practically all shower drains should be able to do their job well. With this in mind, homeowners are usually only concerned with their style. There are subtle differences that can improve their function, however. Besides, when it comes to choosing any fixture for your home, you always need to strike a balance between style and function.
To help you pick the right one for your home, HomePride by HomePride, one of the state’s top walk-in tub installation companies, lists some of the popular types of shower drains below.
Linear Shower Drains
Modern bathrooms usually feature central drain showers with floors that slope in all four directions. If you prefer to have a simple bathroom layout that slopes in one direction, towards your wall, then a linear shower drain would be a good choice.
Linear drains are sleek, long rectangular drains that are usually installed near the wall or at the shower entrance. Their positioning makes them a great addition to a barrier-free shower.
Keep in mind, however, that the positioning of your shower drain is dependent on where the waste line is located. As such, before shopping for a new shower drain, it would be best to consult one of your local walk-in bath companies first.
Tile-Top Linear Drains
Some homeowners, however, find the aesthetic of shower drains too unsightly. Of course, they can’t eliminate the drains, but they can choose one that isn’t too distracting, like a tile-top linear drain for example. These drains match the surface of the shower floor, providing a seamless and integrated look for your shower.
Traditional Point Drains
But if you just want to have a conventional bathroom, traditional point drains will suffice. Just make sure to check with your local plumbing and building codes before picking a particular size. And when in doubt, always ask a bathroom contractor.