When we think of toilets, we don’t usually think of beauty and elegance – they are, after all, only useful for our basic needs and this private business is not particularly beautiful or elegant. However, choosing the right toilet for your bathroom is important because they are an important part of the room and should fit in with the overall design. With all the shapes, sizes, and styles available on the market, it can often be difficult to choose. So what should we consider? Here’s all you need to know about the humble toilet if you’re planning to replace your old one with a new one.
The closed-coupled toilet is the most common toilet installed in the UK; it consists of two separate ceramic pieces, the pan and the cistern. This type of toilet tends to be the cheapest option, and comes in a variety of styles and shapes.
The back-to-wall is a modern alternative to the closed-coupled toilet – the cistern is actually hidden in the wall or in another piece of furniture, so it looks absent and the user sits with his or her back against the wall. The back-to-wall toilet de-clutters the bathroom and gives an impression of more space; it’s ideal for those who wish to give their bathroom a more contemporary and stylish look without the cost of a wall-hung toilet.
Wall-mounted toilets are similar to the back-to-wall variety – only they do not touch the floor and hang off the wall. The cistern is also hidden. They usually support up to 200kg, and are equally solidly built. Like the back-to-wall toilet, the wall-mounted toilet creates the impression of space – even more so, as it actually creates the illusion of free floor space.
Comfort height toilets
Comfort height toilets are a little taller than the others – they are usually about 4 or 5cm taller. This difference may not seem like much, but it makes a big difference for taller people or elderly people who have trouble sitting down. Thanks to the extra height, there is less pressure on the knees and the joints, which provides more comfort.
Nowadays, we take the toilet for granted, but modern man has been connected to the sewage system for only about a century – and in this century, a lot of innovation and design has gone into it. It’s no longer just a practical item in the bathroom; it has become a feature of style and comfort as well. From sleek to bulky, modern to classic, the old throne is a reflection of style. Consider the design of the bathroom and choose a toilet that blends in perfectly – and make sure to get only the best bathroom deal for your requirements.
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