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Shower channels guarantee the fullest showering pleasure. They ensure that the water drains off optimally and the bathroom is not flooded.

With our big shower channel test 2020 we want to help you to make the best shower channel choice for you. No matter which bathroom you choose, we will help you make the right decision.

The most important facts in brief

  • It is important to plan well in advance so that you will not have any problems with the installation afterwards.
  • The prices vary according to the size and also here the preliminary planning is very important.
  • If you want your own personal shower channel, this is definitely possible.

Shower channel test: Favourites of the editorial team

  • The best shower channels in square form
  • The shower channels in flat form

The best shower channels in square form

The shower channel in square form can be tiled and has an odour stop and a hair sieve. The shower channel is made of stainless steel. The dimensions can be chosen at will and it contains a floor bracket.

The shower channels in flat form

The shower channel in flat form is the classic among shower channels and is the most frequently used. This shower channel is made of stainless steel.

The dimensions can be chosen at will and it includes a floor bracket. It also has an odour stop and hair sieve.

Advisor: Questions you should deal with before buying a shower channel

Why are shower channels useful?

The purpose of the shower channel is to allow the water that is created during showering to drain away. This is therefore a very important decision that should be considered before you plan your bathroom.
Don’t worry, the following questions will help you make the right choice and make it easier for you to choose the right shower channel.

What additional functions can shower channels have?

Shower channels beautify your shower and thus also your bathroom. That is why it is also important to buy the right additional functions. Here is a list of the possible additional functions:

Shower channel with hair sieve
Shower channel flat
Shower channel with odour stop
Shower channel with LED function
and much more besides

Of course, some of these functions can also be purchased in combination, so you do not have to do without the other functions.

Can shower channels be individualised?

Some providers offer the customer an individualization function. So you can easily have your company, your family name or your favourite club made by yourself.

A real eye-catcher for your bathroom. This way you can feel even more at home and enjoy the shower experience to the fullest.

Can I install shower channels myself?

The first question to be answered is whether you can install shower channels yourself. The answer is affirmative. However, it is nevertheless important to ensure that you have a certain level of craftsmanship, so that errors in the installation do not occur.

There are numerous instructions on Youtube on how to install it correctly. We have provided an example video here. But there are no DIY shower channels.

Where can you buy shower channels?

Shower channels are available in furniture stores, in Bauhaus and also in many online shops.
According to our research, most shower channels are sold through these online shops:

hagebau.de
megabad.com
amazon.com
ebay.com

All shower channels that we present to you on our site are provided with a link to at least one of these shops. Once you have found the shower channel that suits you, you can start using it right away.

How much are shower channels?

The price range is very broad. There are shower channels from 32.99 € and the prices go up to over 100 €.
The prices adapt to the dimensions of shower channels. That is why it is very important to calculate the exact dimensions in advance. With a good preliminary planning you can save yourself a lot of money.

Decision: What types of shower channels are there and which one is right for you?

If you want to buy a shower channel, you can choose between the following alternatives:

  • Shower channel in square form
  • Shower channel in flat form

The products each have advantages and disadvantages. Depending on which design suits your bathroom, a different type is suitable for you. In the following section we would like to make the decision easier for you.

What distinguishes a shower channel in square form and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

This shower channel is available in various sizes. The square shower channel looks very traditional and is not a big eye-catcher.

Advantages

Customization options

Disadvantages

Design

What distinguishes a shower channel in flat form and what are its advantages and disadvantages?

The flat shower channel is very modern and often made of stainless steel. Shower channels in this form make the surroundings look very new.

Advantages

very modern design
Space Savings

Disadvantages

none

Purchase criteria: You can compare and rate shower channels based on these factors

In the following we will show you on the basis of which aspects you can decide between the multitude of possible shower channels.

The criteria you can use to compare the shower channels include

  • Size
  • Gestaltung
  • Suitability

In the following paragraphs we will explain what is important for the individual criteria.

Size

Each shower has different dimensions and therefore requires a different size of shower channel. There should be no problems here, as almost any size can be bought.

If you have not found the right size on your favourite site, ask our customer support for a custom-made product or go directly to the shop and ask for advice.

Gestaltung

You should coordinate the design with your bathroom. Since you have the possibility to buy your shower channel in different shapes and patterns, the coordination with your bathroom should not be a major hurdle.

If you still can’t find the right shower channel in your favourite design, there is still the possibility that you can have your shower channel personalised.

Suitability

Not every shower channel can be installed in every bathroom. This means that preliminary planning is very important. If in doubt, it is worth talking to a specialist consultant. You can meet him, for example, in a DIY store.

Trivia: Worth knowing facts about shower channels

How to install a shower channel?

Shower channels can either be installed by plumbers, for example if you are not very skilled or you install them yourself with the help of instructions (e.g. on Youtube).

How do I clean my shower channel?

If you want to leave your shower channel odourless, then it is best to buy a shower channel where you buy an integrated odour stopper. Otherwise, you can keep your shower channel clean by removing the protective cap or by using certain cleaning agents.

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