Part of a good shower is a good drainage system. So, before you hire home remodeling contractors for your bathroom renovation, it pays to understand some of the basic types of shower drains. Choosing the right drain really comes down to your personal preference although some local codes can narrow down the number of options you may have.
Traditional Single-Point Drains
These shower drains have been a home remodeler staple for decades. Point drain is an umbrella term that encompasses many other sub-types of drains like grate drains, ring drains and more. You want to choose your drains based on their flow rate. For showers with two valves, the benefits of higher performance drains are more apparent. For more customization options, ask your contractor about different grille designs to better blend seamlessly with your style.
Linear drains have been slowly gaining popularity. These narrow drainage systems offer a novel way of keeping your shower stall from flooding. You can even choose to incorporate it with the tile work so the whole drainage line seems invisible, allowing for more design options for the whole shower system.
Today, showers can come as a full system with a drainage system built into its fiberglass or cultured marble base. Ready-made shower stalls can be costly, but they are still relatively cheaper than most other home improvement projects.
For all your shower upgrades and bathroom renovation needs, you can count on our team at STL Design and Build. We are your leading provider of home remodeling, renovation and addition services in the area. Give us a call at (314) 930-3888, or fill out our online contact form to schedule a conversation with us and request a free estimate today.