Things to Consider when Choosing Toilets
Perhaps you’ve been doing DIT for years already, but have recently decided to finally remodel your own bathroom. You’ve probably chosen the colors, the tiles, the tub, the mirror, and everything else. But there’s something else you need to choose, which could take a while. Here are things to consider when choosing toilets.
First, choose the perfect size to fit whatever space you have in your bathroom. They come in different heights, lengths and widths. Make sure that the one you choose will have sufficiently comfortable space available. If you’re going for wall mounted toilets, make sure you account for the needed 12 to 14 inches in wall space.
Second, choose the shape of the bowl that you prefer. You can go for round or oval styles. Round bowls are better for smaller spaces since they are about two inches shorter. In addition, there are often a lot more choices when it comes to toilet seats for round bowls, so choosing this style may make it easier for you to match it with the rest of the bathroom.
Third, choose the flushing mechanism that you’re most comfortable with. There are two standard systems available today – the gravity flush system and the pressure assisted flush system. You may also want to consider dual flush toilets, which use a half flush for waste that is liquid and a full flush for waste that is solid. Although this type is generally more expensive to buy and more complicated to install, the cost savings in the long run is very significant.
Fourth, choose the trapway that you like. This is basically the plumbing through which water and waste would flow. Picking larger trapways can minimize the chances of clogging.
Fifth, choose whether you want to get a one piece or two piece model. When you talk about one piece models, it means that the bowl and the tank are integrated to each other without any visible seam.
This style is more expensive, but it is a lot more stylish and also very easy to clean. When you talk about two piece models, it means that the bowl has a separate water tank. This is the more common style because it is very affordable.
Sixth, choose how you want it to be attached. Will it be bolted directly to the floor, or mounted on the wall? This will usually depend on the plumbing you have in your bathroom.