The ProLine slot drain from Quick Drain USA is available in different lengths and six strainer patterns. It allows tiles to be installed without interruptions and is an excellent option for universal design. www.quickdrainusa.com.
MTI now makes its Boutique shower bases with a removable drain cover for clean design. The drain can also be concealed with a teak cover for a warm, contemporary look. http://mtibaths.com.
Kohler’s Archer 60-inch acrylic shower base has a conventional center drain, but it has a different shape and a removable cover that adds a cool design element and is more comfortable under your feet. www.us.kohler.com.
Franke’s Peak Series line of sinks offers a more minimalist design in the kitchen. The angular-designed unit features a flat bottom and a drain cover that maintains the plane of the sink. www.frankeksd.com.
Neo Metro’s Ebb Concept stainless steel sinks make it hard for you to find the drain. Available in various sizes and configurations, the stainless steel units can be wall-mounted, undermounted, and come in different finishes and depths. www.neo-metro.com.
The Haslaa above-counter basin features a drain that’s there but not there. Imported from Italy, the piece is made with fireclay ceramic, which is heavier and yet smoother than standard ceramic. www.pscbath.com.
Schluter’s Kerdi-Line drain measures 20 inches to 48 inches long and comes in three grid styles.www.schluter.com.
Ranging in length from 32 inches to 52 inches, California Faucets’ CeraLine allows floor tiles to be set uninterrupted and slope in one direction. It comes in various finishes. www.calfaucets.com.
The linear QuARTz Drain by ACO is available in eight grate styles, two finishes, and six standard lengths. A stainless steel sieve/strainer sits inside a 2-inch diameter outlet to collect hair and debris. http://www.quartzbyaco.com.
ACO also offers more traditional center drains that create unique looks with a variety of design options. ShowerPoint’s 6-inch-square shape enables clean tile installation. www.quartzbyaco.com.
Infinity Drain eliminates the traditional center drain that requires pitching the floor in four directions. The stainless steel product ranges in size from 36 inches to 96 inches. www.infinitydrain.com.
TileDrain allows you to tile right up to and on the surface of the drain unit, creating design continuity on the bath floor. It’s available in three sizes and is equipped with a 316 stainless steel channel that can be removed for cleaning. www.infinitydrain.com.