A solution for the shower drain dilemma: Infinity Drains that virtually disappear.
Infinity Drain recently introduced two drain systems that should be on the list for any bathroom remodel or shower upgrade. The TileDrain is a traditional center floor drain which incorporates your shower tile or solid surface flooring into the drain for a seamless look. If you don’t like a center drain, which requires pitching the floor in four directions, Infinity’s Linear Drain allows you to pitch your surface in one direction, perfect for open showers and showers without thresholds. The Linear Drain can be placed at the shower entrance, against the wall, or even under a bench (with two direction pitching) to catch water runoff.
N.B.: Infinity’s site-sizable linear drains can also be used for pool surrounds, patios, balconies, and driveways. Contact an Infinity Drain Dealer for more information.
Above: The TileDrain lifts out for easy cleaning.
Above: Infinity’s TileDrain allows your tile or solid surface material to be installed within the grate, providing camouflage for the drain.
Above: The Infinity TileDrain comes in three sizes: 5-inch square, 8-inch square, and 3-by-20-inch rectangle. The TileDrain kit comes with a drain body to connect to the waste pipe, stainless steel tile frame (where your tile is inserted) and frame box, a pre-pitched channel, and clamp-down drain; $378.35 and up (depending on size) at Home and Stone.
Above: The Infinity Linear Drain Fixed Series FXED (drain hole style shown above) comes in four lengths: 32, 36, 48, and 60 inches. Available in satin or polished stainless finishes, the standard width is just under three inches. Here the drain is placed at the shower threshold. Priced from $327.25 to $743.75 depending on size, finish, and drain configuration at Home and Stone.
Above: The Infinity Linear Drain Fixed Series FXAS Style (grate style shown above) is available in four lengths: 32, 36, 48, and 60 inches and two finishes (polished or satin stainless). Prices range from $633.25 to $1,253.75 depending on size, finish, and drain configuration and Home and Stone.
Above: The Infinity Linear Drain used against the shower wall.
Above: The Infinity Linear Drain used under a shower bench.
Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose the hardware items for your bathroom in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bath Hardware.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on May 17, 2012.