How to Choose Waste Assembly for My Basin?
1. Measure the Basin: The basin waste needs to fit your bathroom basin's waste opening to work properly. Measure that opening to ensure you get the right size waste, or check the manufacturer's instructions that came with the basin, as they should include the corresponding waste size.
2. Determine Waste Type:
Pop up waste (also called press and seal waste) is easy to operate and install. The pop-up mechanism is activated by simply pressing down on the waste cover.
Twist and turn waste (sometimes called a lift and turn) features a small nob that is used to manually lift the waste cover. Like pop up wastes, these wastes are very easy to install and do not feature any beneath the counter mechanisms. Twist and turn wastes are closed by pressing the waste cover down and turning, or "twisting", to hold in place.
Grid or strainer waste is often used in bar basins and have no closing function. The grid on the waste cover allows water to flow through the waste at all times while blocking larger items.
Chain and plug waste is operated manually by plugging and removing a stopper. These wastes usually come with a small basket, or crumb cup, to keep unwanted items from falling into the waste when the stopper is removed.
Waste with pop-up rod features stoppers and lift rods that are activated by pulling up on the lift rod located at the back of the tap, so it requires the tap with a fitting hole. The lift rod is attached to the waste underneath the basin and will lift and close the waste cover.
3. Choose the Right Style: Make sure your home's bathroom presents a stylish appearance by choosing a waste that complements the basin. You may choose the waste to match the finish or color of the basin and tap. Or you may choose the waste with a different material or finish which also works well as an accent to the basin. Brass wastes are some of the most popular bathroom basin wastes, as the material is both pleasing to the eye and durable. Stainless steel and bronze wastes are also common. Bronze is a versatile finish that creates an eye-catching combination with several basin materials. It blends well with copper basins, and stands out when paired with concrete basins. A nickel finish offers a nice shine; you just have to keep it clean so it retains its appearance. If you're going for a modern look, a chrome waste is a great choice, particularly with a matching chrome tap.
4. Overflow: Wastes can be purchased with or without overflow openings. An overflow opening is a small hole drilled in the top of the threaded portion of the waste that allows overflow water from the basin to enter the waste pipe. If your basin features an overflow, it is very important to purchase a waste with an overflow opening so that your basin and waste function properly. If your basin does not feature an overflow it cannot be paired with a waste with an overflow opening.