You’ve designed the perfect shower. It’s absolutely beautiful. There’s just one problem: you can’t stand the look of traditional drains.
A tile-ready drain allows one to cover the traditional grate with the tile or solid-surface material used on the rest of the shower floor. This type of drain is ideal for consumers who are working with a new or existing shower floor pitched in four directions and wish to hide the drain; it’s installed as a “regular” drain but can be made to blend in with the flooring.
If you’d prefer to do away with the center drain, a linear drain is a must-have. As its name suggests, a linear drain has a long and narrow “line” shape, so it can be installed in a one-directional-pitched shower.
Linear drains work by allowing the water to flow through the drain and into a trough, or channel, beneath the shower floor, where it enters the regular drainage system.
The linear drain may be installed practically anywhere in your shower: at the threshold (whether there is a barrier [door or curb] or not), along the wall, under a shower bench… the possibilities are practically endless.
Leading linear drain manufacturer Infinity Drain supplies drains that will work with any size shower. Their fixed-length drains, available in standard sizes, are installed as-is; revolutionary site sizable drains may be cut down by the installer to fit exactly.
Infinity Drain’s unique fixed flange drains feature a flange around the edge of the drain; water runs through the top of the drain and the trough, bypassing the sub-floor and eliminating the need for the second layer of mortar required by most drain installations.
If you’re still not wild about a linear drain, despite its many decorative grate options, you may want an invisible linear drain. Not a problem – choose a tile-ready linear drain!
Having trouble locating a spot for your drain due to existing plumbing access? A side outlet drain directs the water through a horizontal outlet (underneath the floor) to the drainage system.
Voilà! You’ve learned the secret of the vanishing drain.
How would you incorporate a linear and/or tile ready drain into your shower?[Special thanks to Dov from our patient, dedicated and knowledgeable sales team for his invaluable guidance in the crafting of this post.]