Pro’s of The Long Channel 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
Cons of the strip drain
- 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)
- Can over time becomes swollen and not easy to take out
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 are frameless showers, or hobless frameless showers regardless of if you have a door or not that are great for allowing you to have those much larger tiles to work in your bathroom. They do have problems over time with taking them out to clean but they are have got better with the finishes these days so you should not have that issue as much or if any.
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. If you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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