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Common Sense Tips When Choosing Floor Drains

by Rick Anderson

The floor drain is an indispensable hardware accessory in our life. There are floor drains in bathrooms, kitchens, and other places. Therefore, it is best to choose the one with stronger tolerance when purchasing, so that there will be no high damage rate. So what is the best material for the floor drain? What is the method of choosing the size of the floor drain? These contents need to be paid attention to in the process of home decoration. Let’s take a look at some common sense such as how to choose a floor drain, which can help you.

What kind of material of the floor drain should you choose?

The following is the introduction of some floor drain materials.

Full copper chrome floor drain

The most common ones on the market today are all-copper chrome-plated floor drains. All-copper chrome-plated floor drains have a thick coating, so even if they have been used for a long time and have patina, they are relatively easy to clean. Compared with other materials, the floor drain made of all-copper chrome-plated material has the longest service life and better performance, so it gradually occupies a larger and larger market share in the market.

Stainless steel floor drain

Stainless steel floor drains look great, have good odor control, and have a long lifespan. Plus, stainless steel floors are easier to clean than PVC floor drains. However, compared with PVC floor drains, the cost of stainless steel floor drains is higher, and the electroplating layer is relatively thin. For some home and business owners, the benefits of stainless steel floor drain—like stain resistance and durability—may outweigh the downsides.

PVC floor drain:

PVC floor drains are less expensive than other options on the market, and they also offer great odor control. However, it ages easily and the material is brittle. In the cold north, PVC floor drains will not last long. Therefore, PVC floor drains are not very popular in the market. However, in places where the temperature is relatively stable and there is no significant change throughout the year, PVC floor drains can be used for a long time.

Zinc alloy floor drain

Among the many types of floor drain products on the market, the floor drain made of zinc alloy has superior performance in drainage and dredging. Zinc alloy floor drain products are generally made of zinc, iron, magnesium and other metals. The main advantages of this kind of floor drain are that it is not easy to block, the drainage effect is good, and it is easy to use. However, its disadvantage is that it is easy to corrode and age in a humid environment, so it is not suitable for use in public places.

How to choose the size of a floor drain?

The common floor drain sizes on the market are mainly 3 inches and 4 inches in diameter, of course, there are other sizes. The shape of the deodorant floor drain, there are square, round, rectangular, and so on.


Consumers are more troublesome when choosing the size and shape of the floor waste. If the size and shape are not suitable, the decoration workers need to rework it. Therefore, the best way is for consumers not to let the decoration workers modify the size of the drainage holes, and go to the market first. Choose a suitable floor drain, and then let the renovation workers repair the drainage holes according to the size of the floor drain.


The above contents specifically introduce floor drain materials and their advantages and disadvantages, so everyone can refer to these opinions when purchasing floor drains. The selection method of floor drain size is also very important. You need to choose according to the size of the drainage hole. So I hope these contents will help you.


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