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Which Basin Waste Do I Need?
A Big Bathroom Shop Guide
Basin wastes are very often the forgotten components of a bathroom remodeling project.
You may have bought your shower, selected your tiles, chosen your brassware and had it all put neatly together to create a beautiful bathroom space, and only then will you remember that you forgot about the sink waste.
In this simple guide, we’ll run you through the different types of basin wastes available and help you understand which one you may need and why.
What Is A Basin Waste?
What Is A Basin Overflow?
Do I Need A Slotted or Unslotted Basin Waste?
Slotted basin waste, or unslotted basin waste?
That is the question.
The answer to which basin waste type you require will depend on your basin design.
A basin with an overflow will require a slotted basin waste.
A sink without an overflow means that you need to install an unslotted basin waste.
An unslotted sink waste will not let any water that went through the overflow back into the waste pipe.
A slotted waste will allow this water to be drained whether the waste is open, or not.
It is important to choose the correct basin waste.
Failure to do so could result in damage to your new bathroom basin, so it is crucial you understand the type you require.
Picking the wrong waste for your sink also increases the risk of bathroom flooding.
If you have small children or are a forgetful sort, the wrong basin waste could be the cause of a bathroom disaster, so be sure to keep that in mind!
What Types Of Basin Waste Are There?
There are several types of basin waste available at Big Bathroom Shop.
Each feature unique styling and functions and most, if not all, will be familiar to you.
Types of basin waste include –
- Plug & Chain
- Click Clack or Push Button
- Flip Top
- Free Flow
At Big Bathroom Shop, our range focuses on plug & chain and push button variations, as our research suggests these are the most popular basin wastes our customers ask about.
But, because we’re a helpful bunch, we’ll take you through each variation below.
Plug & Chain Basin Wastes
Click Clack or Push Button Basin Wastes
Pop Up Basin Wastes
Flip Top Basin Wastes
Free Flow Basin Wastes
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