Modern Shower & Bathroom Drain Designs

Beyond directing water from your shower and into the local wastewater system, the design of shower and bathroom drains can significantly impact the look and feel of your bathroom. 

Gone are the days of the standard circular drain smack bang in the middle of your shower. In our modern world, you can purchase tile insert drains, line or heelguard patterns, and a choice between linear and square drains to match your aesthetic and bathroom setup.

Planning to upgrade your bathroom and shower? Perhaps you’re embarking on renovations or a new home build? In this post, you will learn about the different types of shower drains and discover the best drain for your shower to make stylish and functional choices for your bathroom.

With a massive range of modern shower drain designs and grates for internal and external applications available online, Vincent Buda & Co. is your ideal destination for shower drainage solutions. Our stylish grates and drains will transform your shower with modern bathroom drains that don’t compromise on keeping the rest of the bathroom dry!

Different Types of Shower Drains

Found all over the house, from yard drainage solutions to the drain at the bottom of the kitchen sink, we’re confident you’ve got more than one. However, one of the most critical drains in any home is the one in the shower. Far more than just a hole that directs water toward the wastewater outlet, a thoughtful choice of modern shower drains and grates can be a stylish addition to your bathroom.

Did you know that 26% of all water usage in Sydney is from showering? That's ten litres of water flowing into the drain every minute you spend in the shower. That’s quite a bit of water for your shower drains to manage day in and day out. And while having quicker showers can reduce water wastage, we’re more concerned about the different types of shower drains you can have installed in your bathroom to handle high water volumes and ensure water flows away from your bathroom efficiently.

Linear Drains: Streamlined Style and Efficient Water Flow

Linear shower drains offer a modern and elegant solution to your bathroom, and unlike traditional shower drains that require a four-sided slope, linear drains only need a one-sided slope. This unique design allows them to be used with large format tiles, enhancing the contemporary look of your shower space.

These narrow, rectangular-shaped drains are typically installed along the edge of your shower or straight through the middle. Because linear drains have a wide surface area, they can manage water much more efficiently, keeping the floor dry.

Advantages of a Linear Shower Drain:

  • Easy-to-clean, low maintenance: The sleek and slim appearance of linear shower drains at Vincent Buda & Co allows easy maintenance and efficient water drainage, making cleaning a breeze.
  • Ideal for disabled people: Linear drains are safer than conventional shower trays and drains because they remove barriers. A barrier-free walk-in shower is level with the bathroom floor. This design creates a wheelchair and senior-friendly bathroom that is accessible to all.

Our linear shower drain bases have folds that allow water to flow directly towards the outlet, excluding our DIY outlets and shower drains with a custom outlet position, as they don't have folds towards the outlet. Instead, our custom drains have a pressed V in the base, enabling water redirection towards any direction.

Corner/ Right Angle Drains: Space-Saving Solutions for Modern Bathrooms

Our right-angle drains are two fused linear drains designed to fit into the corner of a shower with a single 50mm corner outlet where the two drain lengths meet. A perfect blend of functionality and style, these modern shower drain designs are perfect for those looking to add a unique touch to their bathroom space.

Advantages of Corner/Right Angle Drains:

  • Space Efficiency: Utilising the corner of the shower for drainage allows for better use of the shower area and creates a sleek appearance.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various shower sizes and shapes, allowing for design flexibility in different bathroom configurations.
  • Ease of Installation: Designed to fit seamlessly into the corner of a shower. Right-angle drains simplify the installation process.

Whether renovating or building a new bathroom, consider corner/right-angle drains from Vincent Buda & Co for a modern, efficient shower drainage solution.

Small Floor Wastes: Minimalistic and Functional Drainage Options

Small floor waste drains have a low visual impact and a sleek finish, making your bathroom or shower stand out. Square floor wastes or centre drains do not have the same elongated design as linear drains, making them perfect for smaller spaces. However, this design limits the amount of water they can capture. But don't let that discourage you; square drains offer an elegant and trendy solution for different types of shower drains, fitting perfectly with various modern bathroom drain themes.

Advantages of Square Floor Wastes:

  • Low Visual Impact: The compact and clean design provides a modern touch without overwhelming the overall bathroom aesthetics.
  • Flexible Placement: Suitable for both bathroom floors and shower spaces, offering design versatility.
  • Limitations to Consider: While providing a modern look, it's essential to note that square floor wastes may limit the amount of water they can capture compared to linear drains.

Vincent Buda & Co's range of floor wastes is designed to blend with various styles and requirements, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your bathroom project.

Types of Grates

Struggling to choose a shower drain pattern? Check out our Grate and Drains Configurator! With just a few short questions, we can help you find suitable products from our range of grates and shower drain designs.

Heelguard: Safety and Aesthetics Combined in One Design

The heelguard pattern is one of the most stylish patterns in our line. With fine wedge wire bars and gaps to allow water flow, this modern shower drain design offers aesthetics and functionality for elevating their bathroom's look.

Sophisticated Design: Perfect for a contemporary bathroom, enhancing the look without overwhelming the space.

Efficient Drainage: The fine gaps between the bars allow rapid water drainage, ensuring the shower floor stays dry.

Tile Insert: Seamless Integration with Your Bathroom Tiles

The tile insert shower grate provides a hidden look where the insert piece is filled with a tile, allowing only a gap around the perimeter of the drain to collect water. It's the epitome of a modern bathroom drain design, blending seamlessly into your shower's flooring.

Seamless Integration: It blends with the floor tiles, providing a smooth and cohesive appearance.

Customisable: Ideal for those who want to match their grate to their specific tile pattern or colour.

Line Pattern: Sleek and Stylish Drainage Solutions

Our line pattern grate features a rectangular slot hole pattern, offering any bathroom's simplistic yet stylish look. For those seeking a clean and sleek appearance to their modern shower drains, the line pattern might just be the perfect match.

Modern Simplicity: Fits effortlessly into contemporary bathroom designs.

Efficient Drainage: The line pattern ensures efficient water flow without compromising style.

Square Pattern: Contemporary and Geometric Drainage Designs

Our square grates feature small rectangular holes similar to the line pattern, maintaining a contemporary, geometric appeal at an affordable price. It's an attractive option for different types of shower drains, adding a touch of modern elegance without breaking the bank.

Geometric Appeal: Adds a touch of modern geometry to your bathroom.

Cost-Effective: A stylish choice that doesn't break the bank.

Brick Pattern: Enhance Your Bathroom with a Classic Touch

Good looking and affordable, our brick pattern grate features long rectangular slot holes in a different configuration to our line pattern grates. This pattern showcases the best drain for shower remodelling, offering a beautiful balance between aesthetics and affordability.

Unique Style: Provides an artistic touch reminiscent of brickwork.

Versatility: Suitable for various bathroom themes, from modern to rustic.

Custom Shower Drain Designs

Should you require a customised length or a custom outlet position, no problem! Here at Vincent Buda, we understand that even with a wide range of off-the-shelf shower drains, our standard options might not fit the requirements of your shower or bathroom. Fortunately, Vincent Buda & Co. offer custom shower drain designs to meet your needs with only a short lead time. 

We offer various modern shower drain designs in differing widths, lengths, outlet sizes and outlet positions to suit customer needs and preferences, giving your bathroom that personalised touch.

Shop Modern Shower Drain Designs

With all our different types of shower drains manufactured to provide a stylish yet affordable look to your bathroom, Vincent Buda is the ideal destination for all your grates and drains. Shop online now to access drainage solutions for internal and external applications alongside high-quality structural steel and building supplies for various projects, big and small!

Explore our featured products, such as our innovative linear drains and versatile square grates, or take advantage of our seasonal offers to make your bathroom more stylish than ever.

Serving builders and DIYers since 1957, you can trust Vincent Buda for your next job. Make your bathroom more stylish than ever with our selection of modern shower and bathroom drains!