What is a Trench Drain?

A trench drain is a specific type of floor drain that is all too often confused with a French drain. Trench drains have a dominant through-or channel-shaped body. If you want to drain surface water quickly this is the type of drain you should have installed. Industries also use this type of drain for the containment of utility lines or chemical spills.

A trench drain that is stainless steel is more commonly referred to as a channel drain. Stainless steel trench drains are popular in residential and commercial showers. If you’ve been to a trendy hotel you’ve probably seen a trench drain. They tend to be long and narrow, in stark contrast to typical small, circular drains.