Top 4 Tips for Choosing Your Toilet

Top 4 Tips for Choosing Your Toilet

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Published by TOP4 Team

Your toilet does a thankless job, making you and your family's life easier. Putting a tiny bit of your time into researching the different kinds and brands of toilets that are available in the market can ensure you'll be content with the toilet you acquire. If you're not sure where to start your research, consider the following tips.

Toilet types
There are different toilet types available. A two-piece toilet, where the tank bolts on top of the bowl, is typically a bit more cheap. A one-piece toilet, with an integral bowl and tank, cost more but these toilets are simpler to wash because they have no seam. Wall-mounted toilets add excitement to your bathroom, and washing them is a breeze. But this higher-end toilet can be more costly to install because it needs a thicker wall to house the tank and mount the toilet, and future maintenance might require reopening the wall.

Flush technology
For decades, homes used only one kind of toilet: the gravity-flush toilet. This kind of toilet uses the weight of the water to provide flushing power. This toilet is low in maintenance, and they’re perfectly adequate for many individuals. But, toilet manufacturers began looking for a way to save water and managed to find new ways to create flushing flower, which resulted in the pressure-flush toilet. This toilet uses air to increase flushing pressure, which results in a more robust, cost-effective flush.

Toilet styles
Do you want concealed, wall faced, close coupled or connector? It’s time to consider what toilet style you prefer.

Concealed - The latest in bathroom design, this toilet has inwall cistern fitted into the wall cavity or ceiling, creating a streamlined, minimalist look.

Wall Faced - It features a pan installed with its back fitting directly against the finished wall. It creates an upmarket look and is easy to clean.

Close Coupled - The cistern is joined to the pan by a ledge, which in turn conceals the flush pipe. Both the cistern and pan are made from vitreous china.

Connector - The most traditional styled toilet, the cistern is connected to the pan by a plastic flush pipe, also known as a link piece. It can be fitted with either a plastic or vitreous china cistern.

Consider your existing plumbing.
If you're building a new home from the ground up, you have the freedom to choose the style of toilet, water point positions and waste connections you prefer. If you're renovating, you can use the existing plumbing position or rearrange it to suit your needs. If you want to change your plumbing to suit a particular style, it will usually involve additional cost to your renovation.

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