One of the elements of a bathroom remodel is considering your drainage needs for your shower. Do you find that you are standing in water while you shower? Would you like a drier option? Would you like to upgrade the look of your shower as well? There are many factors that you can look at when you are designing your new shower layout. One such choice is a wooden shower drain to put on the pan that will offer the ability for water to drain through the slats into the pan below.

Wood and Water?

While most wood is not great in a wet environment, certain types of wood are a good option. One such choice is teak. Teak is naturally water resistant and can be less slippery. There are natural oils within this wood that can resist mold and mildew as well. Reviewing your shower set-up, you can decide how much wood you would like to use. It can work in small and large spaces. Even a small amount of wood can upgrade the look of your bathroom.


The color options for your wood can range from a light/white color to a deep rich tone, so it can coordinate with the rest of your décor for the bathroom. You can choose from different stains, heights, and shapes to suit your needs. You want to make sure that you choose a size the works within your space. If you purchase one that is too large for your space, it will be useless.


To keep your wooden shower drain looking new as long as possible, you want to make sure that you maintain it. If your wood drain was oiled, you want to make sure it gets oiled again every few months. If it has stain on it, you want to make sure that you re-stain it as needed. The problem can become that it will look faded over time if you don’t maintain the look of it. You want to make sure that when you are maintaining it that you remove it from the shower and let it dry completely before you use it again. Additionally, you want to make sure any soap or shampoo residue does not sit on the drain between uses. This will accelerate the wear and tear process, which will reduce the amount of use that you can get out of your drain. A simple cleaning/wiping between uses will take care of this.