According to the Housing Industry Association’s latest relevant survey, 8 out of 10 Australians prefer a shower over a bath. And we have to admit, we totally agree. Showers are more practical and fast if you’re in a hurry, they use less water, they’re better for scrubbing off dirt and bacteria, refreshing and invigorating in the morning – and so on. But even if you love your daily shower, how often do you think about shower drainage?
Without efficient shower drain plumbing, you’re risking:
- Pooling water which can cause flooding
- The risk of slips and falls
- Water damage
- Mould & mildew growth.
But let’s be honest: the real reason you’re researching Australia’s favourite shower drain types is the look, right? The shower drain type might seem like a tiny and insignificant detail, but it can actually be a focal point of the entire bathroom’s aesthetics, making or breaking the space. Getting the type of shower drain right for your bathroom and personal preferences will mean it blends and shines seamlessly with the rest of the space, promoting luxury, cleanliness and enjoyment rather than sticking out like a sore thumb.
Here are 3 ultra-modern types of shower drains that are making Australia excited in 2023:
1. Linear shower drain
Let’s start by thinking beyond those run-of-the-mill round shower drain types and getting straight to the big trendsetter of 2023 – long, narrow, ultra-contemporary, sleek linear shower drains. The minimalistic aesthetic just reeks of luxury and in-fashion modernity, but they also are:
- Easy to clean
- Less prone to trapping grime
- Capable of handling high volumes of water.
Just be aware that they can cost quite a bit more than a cheap, standard shower drain and will be more difficult – and therefore expensive – to install. The actual drainage process can also be noisier than you’re used to.
2. Tile insert shower drain
Can you imagine a type of shower drain that … doesn’t look like a shower drain at all? If that sounds like your cup of tea, consider this new, modern and truly grandiose shower drain type that blends seamlessly into your shower floor. It achieves this by integrating the exact same tiles as the shower floor, meaning you see a narrow geometric slot in the ground rather than a visible drain grate of any type.
- Seamless, stylish look
- Easy to maintain
- Fully customisable.
Bear in mind that the drain slots are perhaps more prone to clogging, and you’ll also need to factor in some extra costs for installation and materials.
3. Wall-mounted shower drain
Did you know shower drains can be mounted on the wall rather than the floor? It’s a super-popular contemporary choice and works perfectly if the shower floor uses a single gradient and the marvel of gravity to direct the run-off towards a wall where the drain is mounted. It is a perfect solution to complement another big trend in Australian shower design so far in 2023 – the doorless or glass-less open shower.
As with the other shower drain types we’ve mentioned, it’s more complicated, time-consuming and expensive to install it. It requires careful planning integration with the shower floor slope – and potentially more fundamental plumbing system tweaks.
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But wait, there’s more! From the familiar round shower drain to the angular square drains, from spot drains to corner drains, copper to rubber, glass to brass – and so much more. No matter what shower drain types you’ve got your eye on, the 5-star rated, friendly, and 24/7-ready plumbing team at Gold Coast Plumbing Experts can get the job done for you. From a simple job to sweeping bathroom renovations requiring planning, consultation and plumbing system modifications, we complete every job on time, with a fixed upfront price and fully guaranteed workmanship – for life!
Need fast & reliable help with your important bath and shower drain plumbing? Get in touch with Gold Coast Plumbing Experts today.