Over the past few years, a new style of shower drain has been introduced as a stylish and sophisticated alternative to the traditional square or circular drains that have been so commonly used. Linear style drains come in a variety of looks and finishes, and are quickly becoming the shower drain of choice for residential bathrooms, as well as for the renovated showers of smaller boutique hotels.
As we mentioned, linear drains come in a variety of looks and finishes. Some manufacturers offer assorted metal grate finishes, like Laticrete’s Hydro Ban Linear Drain. Others manufacturers, such as Kerdi-Line, offer styles that allow for the tile to be inserted into the top portion of the drain, which effectively makes the drain “invisible,” as you only see the tiled surface of the shower floor.
Linear shower drains offer a number of other advantages to end-users, too. For example, one advantage is that end-users can incorporate larger format tiles onto the shower floor since a single slope to the drain is needed. Traditional drains placed in the center of the shower require a continuous slope of the floor around the perimeter of the drain, which makes the use of smaller mosaic tiles the only realistic option for the tile surface.
Linear shower drains create a sleek, smooth look that anyone can appreciate, and if you’re thinking about a shower renovation, consider using this stylish drain option for a more visually appealing space. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact Conestoga Tile at 888-415-5689. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and share our knowledge of this beautiful option with you.
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