Linear Drain vs Standard Round Center Drain


If you are in the middle of a bathroom or shower remodel you are probably wondering about a linear drain vs a round shower drain.

While your primary focus may be on the bathroom layout, a linear shower drain can add an additional element that can upscale your bathroom’s elegance as well as provide superior functionality.

Compared to the traditional standard center shower drain, a linear shower drain offers several distinct benefits. Linear shower drains do not require a shower curb and should be installed wherever good drainage is required.

Linear Drain Benefits

At Dix Systems , we’ve compile this quick “ Top 12 Benefits” list to help our customers see all the advantages of installing a linear drain in their new or remodelled shower. When it comes to shower drains, linear shower drains beat round center shower drains hands down.

  1. Most efficient way to move water for faster shower drainage
  2. Easier to tile because the entire floor slopes evenly
  3. Can be used with slabs or large tiles
  4. Includes removable shower grates for easy cleaning
  5. More eye-appealing than traditional round centre drains
  6. Can vary in length from 24” to 60”
  7. Less complicated to install
  8. Saves on shower drain installation time and expense
  9. Allows space for design creativity and more versatile shower drain placement
  10. Can be installed flush against a wall or at the shower entrance
  11. Prevents mold and mildew because water is removed more quickly so less humidity
  12. Does not require a shower curb, making shower access easier and safer for mobility challenged

No Curb = Easier & Safer Shower Access

At Dix Systems, we highly recommend a linear shower drain for anyone with limited mobility where access and safety is a concern.

A curbless shower linear drain is commonly used to remodel showers for seniors or persons with disabilities, since they don’t need to step over a conventional shower curb.

Linear shower drains also allow for a more gently sloped shower floor making it easier and more natural to stand on. The linear shower drain placement can be at the back of the shower, along the shower sides, or at the shower entrance so the tiled shower is sloped across a wider surface area (from one side of the shower to the other).  

Still Have Questions About Linear Shower Drains?

For more detailed information on linear shower drain advantages, contact one of our Dix Systems drain specialists by calling toll free at 1.888.450.0112or send us an email .

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