Standard Tub Drains
Standard Tub Drains
There are very few moving parts involved with a tub, but those parts need to work reliably over and over again. Perhaps the most important of those is the drain, which needs to hold water in the tub while in use, before letting it drain quickly away when you are done. A quality drain will make your bathing experience a good one and allow your tub to function properly over the long run.
Don’t deal with the frustration of a cheap drain that consistently leaks or won’t open and close properly when needed. Order your standard tub drains from CopperSmith to make sure you are getting the best in performance and appearance for this vital bathtub accessory. In our collection is a variety of materials and finishes, so you can pair this tub drain perfectly with the tub you have in mind.
Why Invest in a Quality Tub Drain?
It would be easy enough to think that a drain for your bathtub is not an important purchase. Just pick out one that will fit and that’s good enough – right? Not necessarily. If you care about the appearance of your bathroom, and if you want the tub to function properly day after day, purchasing a quality tub drain will go a long way toward reaching those goals.
A good tub drain is going to work properly, first and foremost. That means it will hold water in the tub when it is closed, and it will allow the water to quickly flow out when the drain is opened up. Also, the mechanism to open and close the drain will work smoothly without sticking or requiring you to fiddle with it for more than a moment. Most drains will probably work correctly when they are first installed, but the best drains will keep working that way for years. Getting that kind of lasting performance requires that you buy from a brand that uses good materials and lives up to lofty manufacturing standards. CopperSmith is just such a company, so you can trust us with this purchase.
Choose Your Preferred Style
There are several different types of standard tub drains with regard to how they open and close. It’s not necessarily a matter of one being better than another – it’s more about personal preference and what is available in the style of drain that you would like to add to your tub. At CopperSmith, both push button and lift and turn models are offered, so you can pick between those options when shopping on our site.
With a push button, you get a drain that is easy to operate and offers a clean and simple look. The button on top of the drain only sticks up slightly into the tub, and you can feel for it under the water when it’s time to drain the bath. In fact, you might even be able to tap on it with your toe to let the water escape.
Should you prefer a lift and turn model instead, you’ll have only a small knob that sticks up from the drain and allows you to pull up on the cover that stops the flow of water. A slight turn will then lock the drain into the open position, and turning it back the other way will let it fall back down once again. Some buyers will prefer the look of this style to the push button option, but that’s a matter of personal preference more than anything else.
Look for a Matching Filler
Picking out a beautiful tub drain is a great starting point for this project, but don’t forget to think about adding a matching filler faucet to the order. This way, you can have two coordinating pieces in and around your tub that either matches the finish of the tub or contrast against it nicely. When you order these parts from CopperSmith, you’ll be able to pick from some beautiful metal options that will immediately upgrade the look of your bath space.
CopperSmith is Here to Serve You
Whether it is standard tub drains or many of the items we offer for the bathroom, kitchen, and elsewhere around the house, you can be sure of one thing from CopperSmith – quality. Our products exceed expectations time after time, and we’ll always provide fair pricing for the quality we deliver. Thank you for taking the time to visit our site and we are excited to receive your order.
Want to know more about standard tub drains? Take a moment to explore the FAQs below for more information.
Are tub and shower drains the same?
Typically, no – the drains that serve your bathtub and your shower are usually different sizes. The industry standard is for bathtub drains to be 1.5’’ in diameter, while shower drains will be 2’’. Of course, it’s always important to check on these measurements when ordering new components for your bathroom, just to make sure everything is as expected. Also, when ordering a new bathtub drain, be sure to select a quality product from a company like CopperSmith that can be expected to deliver quality items time after time. If you make the right purchase when ordering a new drain, you shouldn’t have to buy anything again for years to come.
Do all tubs have an overflow drain?
While an overflow drain is a nice feature to have in a tub, they are not present on all models. If you have a tub that does not include an overflow, be sure to use a drain that is appropriate for that situation, such as the Lift & Turn Tub Drains that we offer here at CopperSmith.
Are there different types of bathtub drains?
There are a few different kinds of bathtub drains, but those differences are simply in how the drain is opened and closed. They all do the same job, of course – keeping the water in the tub and then letting it drain out when you are done – so it doesn’t much matter what type of drain is used. With that said, it is important to order from a quality supplier like CopperSmith who will deliver a bathtub drain that is produced to high standards and will perform reliably for years. We offer both push button and lift and turn drain styles in our collection, so you can select the one that you prefer.
What is the best drain for a bathtub?
Picking out a drain for your new bathtub is an opportunity to finish off the look of the tub while also making sure it functions as you wish. There isn’t necessarily a “best” type of drain, but we are partial to push button and lift and turn models, since they offer reliability and ease of use. You’ll also want to make sure your tub drain is made from a durable material, such as the metal drains we sell here at CopperSmith.
Does a bathtub drain need a p-trap?
It’s always important for a drain line to have a p-trap, as this plumbing feature helps avoid unwanted smells from making their way up through the drainage system and into your home. Unless you are an experienced plumber, it’s best to hire a contractor to handle your bathtub plumbing work, including the installation of a p-trap below the drain itself.
How do you determine a drain location for bathtub?
The location of the drain line in your bathroom for a new tub will depend on where the tub is going to be placed and where the drain is located in that tub. If it’s going to be a freestanding tub that you purchase, the tub could be placed anywhere in the room – so you’ll want to create a detailed design plan initially that can be used for all of the construction work that needs to take place. Pick out your tub early in the process and then use the specs of that tub to help you accurately plan the layout of the plumbing in the room.
Are bathtub drain holes standard?
In most cases, you’ll find that bathtub drains are 1.5’’ wide. While the use of this industry standard across tub drains makes it easy to find the right parts for your tub, it is important to note that this is not a convention that carries over to showers. In a shower, the standard drain is 2’’ wide instead. So, depending on the project you are taking on, you could be dealing with a 1.5’’ or 2’’ drain. Always double-check the parts you have on hand for the job and take measurements to confirm that the tub or shower you are dealing with indeed matches these industry conventions.