Linear Shower Drain Creates The Perfect Solution For Unique Shower Designs

November 23, 2016 | Written by Josh Robinson | Posted in

Linear Shower DrainBy now, you’re so accustomed to it that you don’t even notice it.

When you step into a shower, you assume there will be a drain somewhere, and that the surfaces within the shower will slope down, allowing for water to be pulled by gravity into the drain and keep you from having to stand in a foot of water by the end of your shower.

In addition to the slope, this setup requires the use of a small format tile in order to create the slope necessary to drain all of the water away. For many people, this ruins the look of their dream bathroom, as they realize the tile they’ve always wanted is too large to create a proper drain in their shower.

Did you know that there are other solutions to this problem that don’t require a dramatic slope – or tiny tiles – in your shower floor?

JR Carpentry & Tile recently installed a linear shower drain in a bathroom stall. This style of drain allows for large format tiles – even as large as 12″ x 12″ – to be laid on the shower floor.

The reason this is possible is because the drain is located closer to the wall, and elongated to allow a large enough space to catch all of the water.

Not only does this allow you to choose from a broader selection of tile, but you can also use the same tile to finish the insert, which is placed on top of the drain and creates a seamless look in your shower floor!

Interested in a linear drain for your shower? Contact us today!