Toilets and What are the Differences

The Essential Element in Your Forever Home 

Toilets are a crucial part of any home, but they’re often not given much thought. With so many different types of toilets on the market, it can be hard to decide what attributes to look for and which toilet is the best fit for you. In this article, we’ll explore the different styles and types of toilets to help you make an informed decision. 

Back to Wall Toilets 

A back to wall toilet is a traditional style toilet with a visible cistern that sits flush against the wall. It’s the most cost-effective toilet system, with a variety of styles and budgets available. The cistern can be made of ceramic or plastic, and the toilet can be easily installed. 

Rimless Toilets 

Rimless toilets are becoming an increasingly popular option. The rimless bowl design means waste won’t become trapped under the rim, making it more hygienic and easier to clean. Most rimless toilets use a direct flush technique, meaning the flush comes from somewhere other than underneath the rim. They’re generally more expensive than a standard rimmed bowl, but the benefits of easier cleaning and better hygiene may be worth the extra cost. 

Hidden Cisterns

Hidden cistern toilets are a much more minimalistic design whereby the cistern is hidden within the wall cavity, the pan is exposed and the flush is operated via a flush plate on the wall. Hidden cistern toilets require less space, making them ideal for smaller powder rooms or tight spaces. However, they’re more expensive than traditional back to wall toilets because the different elements need to be purchased individually, and they require additional work to install. 

Floating Pans 

Floating pans are wall-mounted and operate with a hidden cistern. They’re the most expensive option, but they offer a streamlined look and make floor cleaning easier. If you’re looking for a toilet with a modern, minimalist aesthetic, a floating pan may be the perfect choice for you. 

Things to Consider When Choosing a Toilet 

Price: Toilets can range in price from $300 to $2000 or more, depending on the brand, components, and aesthetic. 

Interchangeable seats: Most toilets have interchangeable seats, but make sure you get one with a quick release mechanism to easily remove it for cleaning. 

Size and height: You may prefer a toilet that is a bit higher than standard for easy accessibility. Accessibility is an important consideration for people with a disability and the elderly but also for tall people to use comfortably!   

Toilets may not be the most glamorous aspect of your Forever Home, but they’re undoubtedly an essential element. Consider the different styles and types of toilets available and think about your budget, aesthetic preferences, and functionality needs when making your decision. A little bit of research and thought can go a long way in finding the perfect toilet for you

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