The Benefits of Shower Grates

If you are remodeling your bathroom you will have a lot to think about in terms of color choices, tile selection, faucets and fixtures etc. One thing that you may not have considered would be switching from a traditional, round shower drain to a linear, stainless steel shower grate.


There are a number of benefits to linear shower grates. One advantage is that they look great and are very stylish. A more practical benefit is that they are able to drain water faster than a circular drain so you won’t find yourself standing in water. Installation of linear shower grates is also easier than installing traditional, circular shower drains. To get the water to drain properly you need to slope the floor slightly in one direction but with a circular drain the floor needs to be graded in four directions. Tiling around a linear shower grate is also easier because all you need to do is make straight cuts, it is simpler and produces less waste than tiling a round a circular shower drain.


A linear shower grate can also be used as a wet/dry barrier, eliminating the need for a shower door. Using a shower grate as a wet/dry barrier can also eliminate the need for having a lip or a step up to get in and out of the shower. This is not only an attractive design feature but it is a practical feature for people with disabilities, making it easier for them to get in and out of the shower.


At SAS Drainage Solutions we have three different styles of drainage grates available. There is a round hole design that is available in two standard widths, a square hole design that is also available in two standard widths, and a bar(most popular) design that is available in three standard widths. Our shower grates are also available in 900 mm, 1200 mm, or 2400 mm lengths. The length is also customizable if your shower requires something other than the standard lengths.


All of our shower grates are made of 316 grade stainless steel. Stainless steel is an alloy that contains more than 10.5% chromium. The stainless steel that we use contains 17 to 25% chromium and this alloy has the strength of regular steel but is highly resistant to corrosion and very hygiene friendly. Our high-quality shower grates will last last you a life time. Our shower grates are also easy to clean and they add a stylish, elegant look to your shower.