GO LINEAR! / by peter podlas

 Linear Shower Floor Drain

Linear Shower Floor Drain

For the most part, shower drains haven’t changed all that much over the years. Not until recently.  First designed to be in the center of the shower, drains were underfoot and very visible. However, the new trend in shower drains is a linear design. A linear drain is tucked against the rear or side wall of the shower and creates a smoother, uniform look to the floor. According to Jonathan Brill, president of Infinity Drain, cleaner-looking shower areas that aren’t busy are on trend.   

Linear drains allow for more flexibility in the selection of floor tile whether you choose a larger format tile or a small mosaic pattern. Simply placed off to the side, a linear drain takes the focal point from the traditional center floor drain. And, depending if the shower is large enough, they can allow for a barrier free design. Which, in some cases, can eliminate the shower curb altogether.  Using a linear drain is helpful for those who don’t wish to, or, are unable to step over a threshold.

For your next bathroom project, consider a linear drain.  They come in various lengths and can be coupled together to achieve longer lengths.