Give Your Luxury Shower the Drain it Deserves
- Nov 06, 2012
By Mike Ratliff, Associate Editor
Your asset can have the nicest rain simulating showerhead, hand shower, tile job and glass door setup that your design team can get approved, but your luxury shower is not really complete until the drain receives the same degree of attention. Putting a utilitarian drain with visible screws in a luxury shower is like “pairing combat boots with a beautiful evening gown,” according to Noah Taft, senior vice president of marketing and sales for California Faucets. Luckily the company has introduced a solution to the drain problem.
The StyleDrain Tile is the latest incarnation of the industry’s first decorative shower drain. The fixture lets your design team inlay any tile or stone onto the drain so that it blends seamlessly with the rest of the shower and bathroom. The unit creates the illusion of water disappearing into the floor and offers a minimalist appearance with a smooth foot-friendly surface that your residents are sure to appreciate.
The drain itself is an all-brass tile frame that comes in a varies of finishes including polished chrome, polished brass, polished nickel, stainless satin nickel, and blackened brass. Just pick the color that works best with your design scheme and fit a 5 5/32 square inch inlay tile onto the frame. The drain is adaptable to most mainstream drain bodies and processes up to ten gallons of water per unit. The made-in-California fixture retails for $397 to $589 depending on the frame finish.