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Buyer's Guide: Wastes

Bathroom Wastes

I’m sure we all know what wastes actually do but very few people are even aware of the different types of wastes which are available and what the difference actually is. We like to keep everything as easy as 1-2-3, which includes understanding the type of products we offer are.

Slotted VS Unslotted

It’s important to note that there are two main different types of wastes. Fortunately, it’s easier to tell what you need so long as you have already chosen your basin.

  • If your basin is encapsulated then you will need a slotted waste.
  • If your basin is not encapsulated then you will need an unslotted waste and a separate overflow pipe.

It’s important to ensure you know which to buy as fitting the wrong waste can result in your overflow not working, water leaking onto your floor or even both.

If at any point you are unsure of which you need, then you can always get in touch with us either on Social Media (we monitor Twitter and Facebook 7 days a week!) or on 0333 305 8200. We’re happy to help!

What Is An Overflow?

Now that you know the difference between a slotted and unslotted waste, it's important for you to know what an overflow actually is.

Sink Overflow

The overflow is a small hole, which is used to stop the water overflowing when the tap is running. However, the water still needs to go somewhere which is why you need a slotted waste if your basin has an overflow hole. If you fit an unslotted waste, then the water will reach the overflow and go nowhere – rendering it useless. Fit a slotted waste in a basin without an overflow hole and you’ll find yourself dealing with a very nasty leak

The Different Types

Depending on the type of style you’re trying to achieve, you’re going to want to take a look at all of our wastes.

Flip Top

These wastes are the best option if you’re looking for a minimalist design. It is hinged on either side vertically, which allows the stopper to rotate so the water can either drain or fill the basin.

(This waste is an unslotted waste so it’s important to remember that it can only be installed in basins with no overflow hole.)

Press Top

Press top wastes are perfect for basins striving for a modern yet contemporary feeling. With only a single press required to drain the basin, it’s not just functional but also looks stunning too.

(This waste is an unslotted waste so it’s important to remember that it can only be installed in basins with no overflow hole.)

Captive

Captive wastes are perfect for those looking for a secure option for their basin. The stopper is secured to the waste and cannot be removed, preventing vandalism – ideal for public bathrooms and businesses.

(This waste is a slotted waste so it’s important to remember that it can only be installed in basins with an overflow hole.)

Plug And Chain

Our plug and chain waste is designed to complement the more traditional bathrooms. Operation is simple, pull the chain to remove the plug or put the plug in the hole to seal it up.

(This waste is a slotted waste so it’s important to remember that it can only be installed in basins with an overflow hole.)

Bath Wastes

The basic functions and the different types available do not differ much in bath wastes. Fortunately, the only difference is how the overflow is connected directly to the waste via a pipe.

It’s important to note that bath wastes do not come in slotted variations – as the waste is connected to the overflow directly.

By Peter Wootton 3 months ago 358 Views