Whether it's part of a new home build or a bathroom renovation, switching out the toilet can make quite a difference. Surprisingly, there are actually a lot of options out there when it comes to toilet design and functionality.
Let's look at some of the styles available, and what affect they have on functionality.
As the name suggests, one-piece toilets incorporate both the tank and body in a single entity. While they can be more expensive than two-piece toilets, they are considered more durable and easier to keep clean. Despite being heavier, their simpler design makes installation relatively straightforward.
One downside of one-piece toilets is that since they're one unit, they're usually shorter than two-piece units, so may not be the best option if you're on the taller side.
Two-piece toilets have a seperate body and cistern which are connected during installation. This makes it possible to mix and match two separate toilet elements, meaning more design freedom.
While installation can be a bit more difficult – having to install both the body and tank separately – this arrangement does however make them toilets easier to repair – because it's possible to replace the seperate parts individually rather than the whole thing. This gives the style more longevity.
Importantly, wall-hung toilets have become increasingly popular because they use less space, so are ideal for smaller bathrooms. By being mounted onto the wall, the tank can be hidden behind it.
They also offer increased versatility as they can be placed along any wall in the bathroom – so long as it's close to a water source.
However, wall-hung toilets are generally more expensive than their traditional counterparts, as are repairs. Because the tank is hidden away, you'll need to call on a professional plumber to take care of this.