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With the growing selection of shower drains available, determining the right style for your space can feel overwhelming. A shower drain is essential for appropriate water drainage, but it also creates an opportunity for ground-level visual impact. This guide will help you get more acquainted with the types of drains available so you can complete your shower setup with ease—and style.
Square Or Round
Traditional square or round drains are the least expensive and most common shower drains. They come in a wide variety of sizes and styles, suiting a range of showers from modest and traditional to luxurious and modern. These are generally placed in the center of a shower, but depending on how your floor is sloped, can also live on the corners or sides of the basin.
Also known as trench or channel drains, linear shower drains feature a long rectangular-shaped body and a solid cover or grating that sits flush with the finished floor.
Linear shower drains deliver a sleek design and give the installer the ability to pitch the shower floor in one direction. This offers an advantage over traditional center drains where the floor must slope in four directions to properly drain water. Linear drains may be installed against the wall or at the shower entrance, making them a great option if you’re installing a curbless (barrier-free) shower.
Available in popular shapes, tile-in shower drains feature a removable tile pan on the drain strainer. Tile is installed in the pan to match the surface of the shower floor, camouflaging the drain for a seamless look. Tile-in drain installation will follow that of its respective shape, whether round, square, linear, or even triangular.
Now that you’ve established the shape and size you need, choose your favorite corrosion-resistant finish and grate pattern (if applicable) for a personalized look that complements the surrounding area.
Note: Whether your bathroom is a renovation or new construction, choosing the shower drain location is contingent on the waste line location, which may be predetermined or already installed. Waste lines may be relocated but should only be done so under the supervision of a professional.