Choosing the Right Drain for Your Copper Sink

Ryan M. Grambart
Founder & CEO - CopperSmith
Ryan M. Grambart

You’ve chosen a beautiful copper sink for your kitchen or bathroom and the cabinet to go with it. You picked out the counter top and decided on the faucet. You’re ready to install it all, right? Wrong! You still need to pick the right drain. While standard plumbing will work with a copper sink, installing a sink drain in unattractive steel in your copper sink would be such a shame. It wouldn’t look right, but it also comes with a risk of galvanic corrosion between the different metals over time.

To make sure that our customers have everything they need for a clean and attractive installation, we also sell copper and bronze kitchen sink drains designed to match our hand-hammered copper sinks. Available in standard sizes for our kitchen and bathroom models, you can choose the patina that best matches your sink.

For added convenience, we carry three different types of copper sink drains:

Basket kitchen sink drain (3.5”)

This type of drain allows you to completely shut off the drain or adjust the basket to trap food waste but allow water to flow. This keeps food from going down your drain and plugging it up. You can choose from different finishes, such as antique, copper or bronze finishes for your kitchen sink drain.

Disposal kitchen sink drain (3.5”)

If your kitchen is equipped with a garbage disposal, you’ll need a disposal drain. We make them in different finishes, so that you can match the material and patina of your sink. Choose from copper, bronze, and antique finishes for a clean and professional finish for your kitchen sink.

Bathroom sink drain (1.5”)

All of our copper bathroom sinks use a smaller diameter of drain. We carry attractive matching kitchen drains in bronze, copper and antique finishes to give the perfect finishing touch to your bathroom sink. It may seem like a small detail, but when you want a professional look, a matching drain is best.

When you place your order for your copper sink from CopperSmith, don’t forget to include the drain! We want you to be able to use your kitchen or bathroom sink as soon as it’s installed. Sold individually, you can choose to mix a basket and a disposal drain for your kitchen if, for example, you’re equipped with a garbage disposal.

If you have any questions about our sink drains or any of our other copper products and accessories, feel free to give us a call at 1-888-431-4677 or email us at [email protected]. You can also request more information by filling out our handy online contact form. Let us know if you need any help choosing a sink for your kitchen or bathroom, and we’ll set you up with the right drain to go with it. Copper makes an attractive and durable addition to any room of your house, so join our list of satisfied customers with a sink and matching drain today!

February 14, 2017