Strip/Linear/Channel Shower Drain Advice

December 14, 2017

So we call it a Strip drain but that is just one of the many names that the long Channel drain has depending where you are in the world. Over the past 10 years, it has become quite a popular drain in the bathroom renovations coinciding with a rise in walk-in wet room showers. Most bathroom renovations we do in Perth that have a fixed panel shower screen may have the linear drain but what you have to decide is do you actually need it. Below we will present you the pros and cons of this shower strip drain.



  • Ideal for a high degree of drainage without barriers such as hobs or screens 

  • Can be installed in multiple locations 

  • Has a wow factor look 

  • Allows for better fall in shower area

  • Most often comes in stainless steel which is a high-quality finish 



  • Often requires high preparation in the floor to install 

  • Harder to clean as it has more ridges and compartments 

  • Most costly to purchase in comparison to normal drains ranging from $100 to $400 (Perth, Western Australia Prices) 



To summarise strip drains are a fantastic addition to a bathroom that requires a high degree of drainage. It's best to use them in wet rooms or walk-in showers when you often have large tiles and require maximum fall to one centre. If you have a 900mm x 900mm shower and a corner screen hinged door I would never recommend them as for the work required and the expense to buy them it is in my opinion is not needed.  


Last Tip - Do not and I say do not lose the hook tool that comes with them as it is the best thing to remove the grate. 





All bathrooms are different with no two ever the same so it's important to take our advice as just a guide to help you along the way. The advice we give is based on bathrooms completed in Perth WA. We at on the ball bathrooms love feed back. Let us know what you think, experiences you have had or any questions you would love to know the answer to. We will aim to help or give any piece of mind we can as nothing would make us happier. If you are looking for a bathroom renovations quote and you live in Perth, Western Australia please don't hesitate to send us an email at or give us a call on 0419964678.  


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