The biggest change/ improvement in showers of late is the channel drain system. Like anything new, these are still a little more expensive and require another skill set to install the special pan system. However, the channel drain has made a few things possible that will make you come to love this new method of water evacuation. First, there’s no more sloping to a single point. This allows large format tiles to be used. And yes, less grout at the bottom and an almost flat floor, giving you a puddle-free floor. Another advantage is the walk in (no stoop) look that offers another level of luxury. We are a dealer of these drains, and to see more, please click here.