So we call it a Strip drain but that is just one of the many names that the long Channel drain has depending on 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.
It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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