Linear Shower Drain Pros and Cons

shower in a bathroom

When designing or renovating a bathroom, there are many decisions to be made. From the layout to the color scheme, size, and many more!!! It feels like the list goes on and on. It is little wonder that most would give some thought as to what type of shower drain they should use or even be aware that there are actually choices to select.

Linear shower drains are just the way they sound. They are a narrow, elongated rectangular drainage system far superior to traditional, centered shower grates. Linear shower drains have been around for quite some time. However, they have been used mainly for commercial wet room drains and those with limited mobility. Linear shower drains have become a popular choice with contemporary. Open plan designs in residential bathrooms, especially those that use large format tiles and jobless showers for their superior drainage capability and sleek design.

Let’s have a look on Pros and Cons of linear shower drains:-

Pros of Linear Shower Drains

Key things in a new home are never easy to remember on linear drains. You might need to improve your house setting through several factors. Take a look at the advantages of using linear drains of the bathroom. Some of the advantages here may shock you, while others may respond to a burning question in your mind.

The following list shows some great pros that a linear shower drain comes with:-

  • Design

Linear drains are considered the highest tier for shower drains and come in two main styles of various designs; grated and inserted tiles. These styles are visually attractive and match every design of the bathroom. Tile insert linear drains are a common choice. They produce a smooth, seamless finish in the shower’s recess without interrupting the tiling of the floor. It should be noted that plumbing may need to be relocated to suit the ideal location within your shower for your linear shower drain. Before buying, make sure to speak with your bathroom renovator to allow for this extra plumbing cost.

  • Tile Size

Traditional drainage in shower floors requires a 4-way gradation or sloping of the tiles to drain water efficiently.  It means a smaller tile needs to be chosen for the shower channel drains or that the larger tile needs to be cut. To create the appropriate slope to ensure proper drainage avoid water pooling on the shower floor. Using a linear shower drain allows the possibility to use popular large-format tiles on the shower floor as they are designed to work with a single gradient drop. It means wide tiles can be used for drainage without hideous cuts. See more tips for refurbishing your bathroom tiles.

  • Contemporary Hobless or Easy Access Showers

Linear drains for the shower recess deliver superior drainage, making them the ideal option for hobless (curbless) showers. Showers without hobs are widespread because they build in the bathroom a seamless, contemporary feel and add to the appearance of space in what is usually a smaller room. They look fantastic. They’re an asset for those with mobility problems and make it safer and more comfortable to enter and leave the shower. Having linear drains in these showers helps ensure excellent drainage inside the recess, making the bathroom floor drain a safer place for all individuals.

  • Easy Cleaning

Cleaning shower drains is a task we all hate to do, but it’s a must to prevent blockage and needless plumber expenses. It may not be easier to clean linear shower drains. Good quality linear drains come with a removable debris basket that collects hair and so on, preventing blockage of the shower drain. All it takes is to cut the grate, drain the container, wash with soapy water and simply cover it.

  • Versatility and Flexibility

Linear drains are versatile and flexible; At any desired point in the bathroom, you can install the shower drain. For instance, carefully placed one at the bottom left corner is one of my bathrooms! What this actually does for you is that operating in spaces with few barriers or hindrances eliminates extra charges and costs.

However, for most homeowners, the best location to fit the linear drain has become an increasing concern. Probably the best places are two areas-the shower room’s back wall or at the entrance.

  • Installation

The linear drain is easy to mount on the flooring. To be more precise, the shower floor must be tilted in one direction to the drain, rather than the center drain; the floor needs to be tilted four different directions towards the drain.

There are some Cons…

Linear drains provide a proper compliment to interior design, from the installation process to proper maintenance. The main purpose of interior design is to give your home elegance and glamour. The above benefits of linear drains show how much they enhance the lifestyle at home! All that has its pros, however, comes with some cons too.

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