Slot Drain Designs For Trough Sinks

The latest in contemporary sink design invariably includes creative drain systems. Leading the pack in functionality and stylish design are Slot Drain Sinks. The idea of locating the drain outlet out of sight, enhances the sleek, clean, minimalist look of the sink.

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The first thing about  slot drain sinks is the fact that the water can’t be stopped, or plugged, so if you ever have a need to “fill up the bowl”, slot drains are not the way to go. There are a lot of different styles to choose from, each with their advantages and disadvantages. Often the trough sinks made from solid surface materials such as marble,quartz or granite are constructed using flat parts, glued or seamed together, with a stainless drain system attached to the bottom. While these are functional,they involve a lot of glued parts that can collect bacteria, break down or leak over time. Once this starts, they are very difficult to properly repair.

Some manufacturers will cover the slot with a long decorative stainless strainer. The biggest disadvantage we see with this system is not what you see, but whats hidden under the strip. The cleaners then, can avoid the traditionally most filthy area of the sink. What is out of site is out of mind. In a well used public washroom, it’s another moving part that can easily disappear.

Some fabricators will cast a very thin, open slot along the bottom of the back wall of the sink basin. While this look is really cool, they are almost impossible to properly clean and virtually impossible to extract a ring or other jewellery which will inevitably make it’s way into the drain system.

At EverGreen, our slot drain sinks are made in one piece, and the slot drain system is part of the casting. Our most popular system involves a 1″ slot that runs the length of the trough. The actual drain outlets, which can be located anywhere along the slot, are hidden along the front wall and protected by a cast-in stainless strainer. So it appears to the user, standing at the front of the sink, that there is no drain outlet at all. Other than the simplicity of it, one of the biggest advantages of this system is the ease of cleaning. A quick swipe of a cleaning brush along the trough and it’s done.

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14 Reasons to Consider Commercial Trough Sinks from EverGreen


Commercial Trough SInks

14 Reasons to Consider Commercial Trough Sinks from Evergreen

  • Simple, unique and elegant designs are pleasing to the eye and become a focal point.
  • Durable construction and finishes are designed to stand up to heavy use applications.
  • Trough sinks prevent unsightly and unhygienic standing water from accumulating on counter space between sinks.
  • The elimination of counter space between sinks creates the opportunity to incorporate more faucet stations in a set area. (wall mount or deck mount)
  • One piece designs eliminate caulking joints and seams around drop-in type sink basins which can accumulate mold and bacteria.
  • Very easy to clean and maintain.
  • Most Profiles are ADA compliant, barrier-free (wheel chair accessible) applications.
  • They can be easily suspended from the wall.
  • Drain Outlets can be located anywhere along the drain channel
  • Can be configured for wall or deck-mount faucets
  • Sink depths from 3″ to 6″ (at the drain)
  • Each sink is custom built to fit exact space requirements.  All dimensions are changeable to meet any design specification.
  • Installation is extremely simple.
  • A variety of trough styles and drain designs to choose from.

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Unique Designs For Commercial Sink Applications

If you are truly looking for something different, you should take a closer look at what we can do.

We specialize in designing and manufacturing unique concrete washroom sinks for any application, commercial or residential.  Our infinite selection of colours and textures , combined with the ability to integrate our many sink styles and countertops as one piece make each  creation truly unique.  Our sinks are specially designed and formed to exactly fit your space, whether it”s for an existing or new vanity or even suspended from the wall.  We also make custom sink shapes for unique spaces  or styles.  

The possibiliities are endless…..

Unique Trough Sink Designs

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