With drains, as with real estate, it’s all about location. And moving a shower drain can be an expensive endeavor for those remodeling or renovating, limited by proximity to drainpipes. A new suite of products is looking to address these issues and expand the possibilities for bath-room renovations. Meet the linear drain.

Schluter Systems’ KERDI-DRAIN-H and KERDI-SHOWER-CB allow the drain to connect any existing drain pipe—meaning the drain can be placed even in tricky spots, like against a shower wall. This can significantly reduce the amount of demolition or restructuring necessary to retrofit a drain into a new space.

QM Drain’s linear drain allows for a flexible range of 8”, letting the grate sit in a different position than the base. The linear drain can be cut to a specific length to fit a variety of spaces.