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Drain Dreams – Which Drain Is Right For You

Jan 2022

When shopping for the right sink for your kitchen, the basin rightfully takes center stage. The reality is that although the actual sink itself might be the biggest focal point, accessories like drains are critical to creating the look and style that you love. Like every rainbow needs rain, every sink needs a drain, and there are some critical factors to consider when selecting the right drain for your sink.


Black drain in black sink with grid

Which Type of Drain is Right for Me?

Stopper Drain This type of drain is perfect for multi-purpose double basin sinks. On the one hand, the stopper itself creates a perfect seal so you can fill the basin without the risk of leaking when soaking and handwashing your biggest pots and pans. When the stopper is not in use, the drain is left open to easily access a garbage disposal. 

Strainer Drain: This type of kitchen sink is ideal for sinks without a disposal, whether in one side of a double bowl or in single bowl sinks. Strainer drains helps to prevent debris from going down the drain and into your plumbing with the help of a removable basket. But don’t let its strainability worry you about leaks. It holds water just as well as the stopper drain.

Basic Drain Designs

Sinkology carries two unique styles of drains in four finishes. Our classic basic-style drain is the OG in kitchen drains. It was our original design, comes at the most affordable price, and has done the job exceptionally well over the years.

Our original drains come in two finishes, Antique Copper and Stainless Steel.

Copper Strainer Drain

  • Antique Copper Strainer Drain: TB35-01

Copper Disposal Drain

  • Antique Copper Disposal Stopper: TD35-01

Stainless Drain

  • Stainless Steel Strainer Drain with Sinkology Logo: TB35-03

Stainless Disposal Drain

  • Stainless Steel Disposal Stopper with Sinkology Logo: TD35-03


Upgraded Strainer Drain and Disposal Stoppers

Sinkology’s upgraded versions of drains feature a heavier gauge for increased durability as well as a longer body threading to better fit thick sinks like fireclay and granite. This line of design also features an upgrade disposal stopper that allows for straining when the disposal is not in use or to easily prevent all water flow completely to fill the sink with water. This is a great added safety feature to help keep hands and other objects from getting into the disposal. This dual function replaces standard stoppers, which often go unused and simply take up space.

Our upgraded drains come in two finishes, Matte Black and Stainless Steel:


No matter which style you choose, all of our drains are designed for easy installation and lasting durability. You’ll love how they pair perfectly with our stainless steel, fireclay and copper sinks.  

stainless drain in a black sink


If you have any additional questions during your search for the perfect copper, fireclay farmhouse sink or crafted stainless steel sink, our Sinkologists are here to help. Contact us or follow us on FacebookHouzzPinterest, Instagram, or TikTok for more helpful tips and design ideas.