Linear drain offers efficient drainage in a clean, minimalist look. They are also easier to clean and maintain than traditional shower drains.
Lineal Drains are becoming more popular as a luxury look in bathrooms and plumbing. They are an excellent choice for people who want to improve the health and wellness of their homes.
Unlike traditional center drains that require the floor to slope in four directs, linear drains only need one direction for water to flow down them and they can be installed virtually anywhere in the shower. This allows for more design flexibility and makes the shower safer, especially for those who suffer from arthritis or other mobility issues.
They can be installed from wall-to-wall, with grate covers that can be tiled in or placed over the channel for a more seamless look. Typically the channel cover is made of metal grids or tooled into patterns. Some manufacturers even offer custom-shaped covers that engrave patterns for the water to travel through.
The grate cover will cover any 1/16-inch height difference between the shower floor and the linear drain. This enables the shower floor to be level and safe for walking on and is the perfect way to keep water from flooding the bathroom, especially if it is tiled directly on top of the base.