Bathtub drain stoppers are important parts of your bathroom plumbing system, so you want to make sure you have the right one installed. Your decision should take into account the shape and size of your drain, as well as what’s readily available at hardware stores in your area. The three most common types of bathtub drain stoppers are those with rotating discs, slide stoppers and pop-up stoppers that fit over the drain opening. Find out which type will work best for your tub by reading below.
The rubber stopper will typically cost less than other types of bathtub drain stoppers. It may be the best option for people who are on a tight budget, or who are in need of an emergency replacement. Rubber bathtub drain stoppers come in a variety of colors, and can be found with or without suction cups. They have a low profile, so they won’t stick up too high out of the drain. They also don’t clog easily because they’re made from such durable material. However, it’s important to check that your pipes are not blocked by toilet paper before installing this type of stopper since this could make the rubber pop off while draining water out of your tub. If you want to get something more long-lasting, we recommend one of our two other styles: basket or metal mesh drains.
Metal bathtub drain stoppers are made of high-quality steel, which ensures that they will last a lifetime. They also come with rubber gaskets, which will help prevent leaks. Even if you use your tub on a regular basis, these metal stoppers are more than capable of holding up against the pressure and water flow. However, there are some drawbacks to this type of drain plug: since it is heavy, it could be difficult to remove when you need to clean out the tub; in addition, they can rust over time.
A plastic stopper is the most common type of bathtub drain stopper and it will typically come with your new tub. It’s easy to put in and remove, but can be a little tricky to get the water to drain all the way out. They’re also not very good at catching hair or other things that might get stuck in it, so you’ll need to clean them more often than other types of bathtub drain stoppers. Pop-up stopper: The pop-up stopper has been around for decades and it does a great job of preventing suction from getting your drains clogged. If anything gets caught in this style, it pops up easily without breaking the seal. However, if there’s nothing to catch (or if someone was too rough on it) they may break down over time – they’re usually inexpensive to replace though.