20 September 2010

A logical next step in shower design

Back in the day, this was glamor when it came to shower design.


Gold-tone shower frames with opaque glass were once objects of great envy as hard as that may be to believe. The bathroom post I ran last week has had me mulling over ideas on how to strip down what's expected from a bath design while keeping it elegant and efficient. I'm not alone in that quest for a streamlined bath by they way.

At some point in the last ten years, we lost the metal frame on a glass shower enclosure.


Shortly after we lost the frame, we lost the curb and well-designed showers these days bury the shower pan under a subtly pitched floor. But there's still something  off here. There's one last thing to remove from center stage.


I'm talking about the drain of course. Being able to keep the drain from drawing the eye down is a logical next step.

Enter Infinity Drain and their linear drain systems.

Linear drains first came into use in the deck that surrounds an in-ground pool. A great idea's a great idea and it makes sense that linear drains from Infinity should migrate indoors.





The bathroom I wrote about last week will have an Infinity Drain, mark my words. Linear drains are the logical next step in the evolution of the shower, spend some time on Infinity's website and learn more.

18 comments:

  1. I love this bathroom and it looks very nice. Specially Shower design looks very unique. I loved it so much.

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  2. Thank for providing me with something to take to my staff meeting this week...I be sure to tell everyone I found it on your blog!

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  3. Curbless is good! Thanks for turning me on to Infinity's drain line, too.

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  4. I love the new shower styles.. but I can't help wonder how the hell you'd shave your legs with no tub lip to brace your foot on.

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  5. Becky: Want to tackle Nim's question? My response would be "Don't shave your legs" but somehow I don't think that would land well.

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  6. We use Infinity drains all the time. Very, very clean and it's the sort of detail that no one expects to see in a residential project. The result is that the shower seems much more high-end and customized.

    It's the little things that make a difference.

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  7. But you know, gold is coming back - bound to be! Nim - Just add built in bench for leg shaving - there's space if you've replaced a tub, and it's universal, too.

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  8. Bob: It's good to know you're already using Infinity Drains and I agree, it's the little touches that mean everything.

    Sarah: Thanks for the tip for Nim and please shoot me if gold-tone framed shower enclosures ever make a comeback.

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  9. Ack! Too late for the reply to Nim. I did LOL @ Paul's response though. I can proudly vouch that in winter it's not an issue.

    What Sarah said about a flip down bench. Even just a shelf would work.

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  10. Very nice but you can have it on the wall, see Geberit wall shower system.

    http://www4.geberit.com/_globalSAS/_img/products/img_2_3_designabdeckung_zoom.jpg

    Or this linear drains:
    http://www.geberit.pt/geberit/inet/pt/wcmspt.nsf/files/usr-pro-calha_uniflex.pdf/$file/calha_uniflex.pdf

    Tried to find it in english but wasn't that easy.

    There are other brands too.

    It looks very nice, though the shower bases are coming more flat then ever in some new models.

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  11. Thanks for the links Zé. Are you in Brazil? I'm basing that on the Portuguese brochure in one of your links. Come back any time!

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  12. No. I'm in Portugal.

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  13. My apologies Zé. I get a lot of traffic from Brazil so I jumped to a conclusion, the wrong one. Bem-vindos!

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  14. Paul, as someone who spends all summer in shorts or sundresses, there is not a "no leg shaving" option. Trust me on this one.

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  15. The design is very innovative and fresh. I must say, contemporary designs are awesome. I bet you shed off a few bucks for the expenses..but it's worth it, swear!

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  16. We're in the whittling process now. Everybody goes through this part I keep reassuring my client.

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  17. I am searching about Infinity Drain and found this blog post. I read on the internet that the drain is designed with a flat bottom and it makes no sense to have a flat bottom for draining purposes. Do you happen to know how the Infinity Drain performs (as a drain) so far? Many thanks!

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  18. Infinity drains work amazingly, but they need to be designed around. Be sure your contractor knows what he or she's doing.

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