Usually, shower drain covers have a vent, band, cover, and strainer. Some types can be installed by using a screwdriver to secure them in place, while certain models install with a wrench. Others are fixed to the drain with a type of sealant. There are also shower drain covers with waterproofing, which can be in the form of a tap mechanism or a chemical substance inside them. The type of drain pipe, age of the shower, and the arrangement of the holes can also help decide what kind of shower drain is needed or desired.
Special sizes can be available for non-standard drain holes. Most shower drain covers, however, are around 4¼ inches (about 11.4 centimeters) in diameter on the outside and have a 3 to 3.5 inch (about 7.6 to 8.9 centimeter) diameter inner surface. Measurements can be taken and considered when shopping for drain covers in a store that sells kitchen, bath, or .
A plumber came to fix our shower and took the shower drain cover with him. He never return and I can't get a hold of him. Anyone know where I can purchase a 4-7/8" brass shower drain cover with 3 hold down screws?
Plastic is a common material for shower drain covers. It is typically inexpensive, although it may not last as long as more durable materials such as steel, , or aluminum. Some covers are plated in gold, copper, or silver, and are usually more expensive and capable of lasting a longer period of time. While plastic is often susceptible to damage, metal can rust or stain, so stainless steel is sometimes a material that certain types of shower drain covers are made of.