How to Make Your Bathroom a Better One: Shower Drain Edition

A shower drain is an important part of any bathroom. It allows you to easily and quickly dispose of any water or waste that accumulates on the floor. This helps keep your bathroom clean and prevents any nasty messes from happening. Read on to learn more about floor drains!

What is a shower drain?

How to Make Your Bathroom a Better One: Shower Drain Edition  

The drain typically consists of a grate or grating (which can be made of metal, plastic, or another material) that is placed over an opening in the floor. Underneath the grate is a drain pipe, which carries water and wastes away from the shower area.


The grate helps to keep larger items, such as hair, from clogging the drain pipe. To keep the shower area clean and free of standing water, it is important to clean the shower drain regularly. This can be done by removing the grate and using a plunger or plumbers' snake to clear any blockages from the drain pipe.

Different types of shower drain

There are a variety of different types of shower drains, each with its benefits and drawbacks.

How to Make Your Bathroom a Better One: Shower Drain Edition  

Linear drain

One of the most popular types of shower drains is the linear drain. Linear drains are installed in the center of the shower floor and are ideal for large, open showers. They provide a clean, minimalist look and are relatively easy to keep clean.

Point drain

Another type of shower drain is the point drain. Point drains are installed in one corner of the shower and are ideal for small bathrooms or showers with multiple shower heads. They're also easy to keep clean, but they can be more difficult to install.

Floor wastes

Finally, there are floor wastes, which are designed to help prevent accidental water spills. The main purpose of having floor waste is to protect your bathroom from water damage. When you shower, the water can easily spill out and onto the floor, causing havoc if not properly contained. A floor waste acts as a barrier, and catch-all, for any water that may try to escape the shower area.

Why do you need a good one?

Help remove water more quickly and efficiently

Imagine taking a shower in a tub that didn't have a drain. The water would quickly become stagnant and dirty, making for an unpleasant experience. Floors and walls may also become moldy due to water accumulation. And with a good shower drain, the water could be removed more quickly and efficiently, preventing puddles from forming on the floor and keeping the bathroom dry.

Prevent the odor from getting into your bathroom

Most homeowners have experienced the foul odor that can come from a shower drain. This is often caused by a build-up of soap scum, hair, and other debris. Not only is this unpleasant, but it can also be difficult to get rid of. A good shower drain will have a tight seal that prevents odors from escaping.

Make the cleaning job easier

How to Make Your Bathroom a Better One: Shower Drain Edition  

A good drain also has a drain cover and a grate with it. Drain covers and floor waste grate are essential for keeping drains clear of debris. They work by trapping debris before it has a chance to enter the drain, making it much easier to clean. In addition, they help to keep drains from becoming clogged, which can cause serious problems.


A shower drain is an essential part of your bathroom. It’s important to make sure you have a good one installed in your shower. We hope this article has helped you learn more about shower drains and why having a good one is so important. Thanks for reading!