How to Buy The Right Pop Up Drain for Your Sink?

For those sinks that don't come with a pop up drain, finding one for yourself is often the last step in a bathroom remodel. While there are a variety of bathroom sink drain options, the right one should match the style of your bathroom and add the perfect finishing touch. Follow a few simple guidelines to ensure you find the right flow.
Pop-up drain

1. Measure the sink

The sink drain must match the drain opening of your sink to work properly. Measure this opening to ensure you are getting the correct drain size, or refer to the manufacturer's instructions that came with the sink as they should include the appropriate drain size. Most drain holes are 1 1/4 inches, although 1 1/2 inches and 1 5/8 inches are also common sizes.

Drains are measured at the threaded portion of the drain (this is the portion that goes through the sink and countertop). A standard sinkhole is 1½ inches in diameter and will fit most toilet drains. This information is listed with waste products.

2. Choose pop-up or grid functionality

Sink drains are either overlay drains or lattice drains, with the difference being that overlay drains close and water can collect in the sink. Grid drains have small holes that cannot be closed, so water always runs out.

Pop-up drains are typically open and close via a lever located behind the sink faucet. However, some drains have levers in other places. These types of drains are good if you ever need to fill the sink with water. However, the advantage of mesh drains is that small holes only allow water to enter, while the mesh catches anything larger, preventing clogging.
Bathroom Sink Drain with Overflow

3. Complement the style of your sink

Make sure your bathroom has a stylish look by choosing a drain that matches the sink. This does not mean that the drain has to match the sink and faucet. In fact, a drain with a different material or finish often works well as an accent for the sink.

Brass drains are among the most popular sink drains because the material is both visually appealing and durable. Stainless steel and bronze drains are also common.

Bronze is a versatile finish that creates an eye-catching combination with multiple sink materials. It pairs well with copper sinks and stands out when paired with concrete sinks. A nickel finish offers a beautiful shine; You just have to keep it clean to keep it looking its best. If you prefer a modern look, a chrome drain is a great choice, especially with a chrome faucet to match.

4. Check if your sink has an overflow

Drains can be purchased with or without overflow openings. An overflow port is a small hole drilled in the top of the threaded portion of the drain to allow overflowing water from the sink to enter the drain pipe. If your sink has an overflow, it is very important to purchase a drain with an overflow opening in order for your sink and drain to function properly. If your sink does not have an overflow, it cannot be combined with a drain with an overflow opening.

An overflow is an optional feature in some sinks. As the name suggests, it prevents the sink from overflowing. An overflow is a small opening in the sink. Air flows into the drain while the sink is filled with water, so the water drains faster. Sink drains are available with and without overflow; Check if your sink has an overflow so you can choose the right drain type.
Pop Up Sink Drain

5. Support the sink with a mounting ring

If you have an over-the-counter sink instead of a sunken sink that's partially in the cabinet, choose a drain with a mounting ring. The mounting ring supports the sink, which is important as the sink is not supported all around by a cabinet.

6. Installing the pop-up drain plugs

A sink pop-up stopper is a very handy feature and while installation is usually simple, the process is occasionally complicated due to variations in fixtures or fittings. If for any reason you need to install a new drain, these instructions will simplify the process.
Pop Up Drain Stopper with Overflow
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