What Everyone Ought To Know About Choosing The Right Toilet
The toilet is the central piece in any bathroom. Yet, it is the most overlooked item. Many of us tend to focus more on other sanitary accessories such as the basin, bathtub or shower hanger. A high-performance toilet can make a positive monetary impact on your household budget since there is water-saving option toilet in the market. Let us discuss some blind spots that you might overlook.
1. Choose Among One-Piece, Two-Piece or Wall-Mount Toilet
When choosing a toilet, you will need to decide if you want a one-piece, two-piece or wall-mount design. A two-piece toilet consists of a separate tank and a seat base you can buy together or separately. This is the common toilet model in the market. The pieces are then installed to fit together. It is easier to carry and transport. Because there are so many on the market, opting for a two-piece toilet gives you a greater chance of finding one with the features you want.
One-piece toilets typically have the tank, bowl, lid and other parts combined in one unit providing a modern look. The greatest advantage of this type of fixture is fewer leaks and fewer venues for the growth of germs. These fixtures are easier to clean, because there are few small crevices and joints. The sleek appearance and, often, the smaller size also appeal to some. However, one-piece toilets are typically more expensive than two-piece models. On the other hand, one-piece toilets are often heavy, which can make installation harder.
If you do not mind the budget, wall-mount toilets are aesthetically sleek and minimalistic with a concealed system though they are significantly more expensive than floor-mounted models. The more complex the base of your toilet, the more nooks and crannies to attract dirt and possibly mould and as such, the suspended base of a wall-mount toilet minimises that and allows for easier cleaning. However do note that they can work loose over time and may require adjusting and it would be important to acquire systems that allow for easy maintenance of the cistern without any hacking.
2. The Height Of The Toilet Seat
Comfort also comes into play with toilet heights. Many manufacturers now offer toilets that measure a few inches taller than standard 14″ fixtures. For taller people, it is more comfortable. For special height requirement, wall-mount toilet will be an option. Based on medical ground, lower toilet seats are recommended for most users. Nonetheless, for elderly and people with mobility concerns, the higher seat might be an ideal choice because they make sitting down and standing up easier.
3. Push-Button Option Vs Lever Flush
The push button is the popular option since it gives a dose of spa feels even when the surrounding space is traditional. Lever toilets are classic and it really depends on your preference.
The clean white porcelain toilet is by far the most common choice among household. Pure white reflects lights and adds a dose of calmness to the surrounding. This makes the colour choice ideal for most homes. You can contrast this white colour toilet with other colour tones accessories to create visually appealing statement effects. The rule is to keep to a simple neutral colour tone without too many accents to the surrounding.
5. Shape & Size
There are thousands of toilets on the market, but a rough-in distance, which measures the distance from the finished wall to the center of the sewer drain for the toilet, will narrow the field.
Most people find elongated toilet bowls to be more comfortable, but in a small bathroom, a round bowl can save space. Elongated toilet bowls measure up to 31″ from the wall, while round fixtures max out at 28″. Because round bowls are less expensive than elongated bowls, they save a few dollars, too. For something modish and different, squarish toilets will render a visual appeal. However, most toilet seats and covers are designed for round bowls. Seats and covers for elongated bowls are available, but they may be harder to find and especially so for squarish toilets. One would need to go back to the maker for a good fit of seat cover. A replacement custom seat, for example, costs more than $100 (if you can even find one years later).
6. High-Efficiency Models
Once you have settled on the size, shape and style, find a toilet that flushes efficiently. You can have the most beautiful toilet in the whole wide world, but if it does not flush well, it is going to be ugly. In an effort to conserve water, toilets can now only flush a standard maximum of 4.5 litres per flush.
For homeowners interested in conserving even more water and reducing water bills, many manufacturers offer toilets with dual-flush technology. These units typically feature a split plunger-style flush mechanism on top of the tank for half flush or full flush.
High efficient toilet models tend to use less water for every flush. In general, pressure-assist toilets tend to be more water-efficient flushers than gravity toilets. The former has a separate tank to hold the water under pressure thus allowing the water to release at high speed to remove waste in a more thorough manner. The downside is that it can be more expensive and a lot nosier.
But, as with any product, some toilets function better than others. To find a toilet with effective flushing technology, visit a showroom and talk with a salesperson. “A person in the showroom does not want to sell you a toilet that does not work because they know you are going to call them — and you are going to call them all the time.”
Bidets are fixtures that look similar to toilets but are actually used for personal hygiene. Bidets can also be useful for anyone who has mobility problems and finds it difficult to get into a bathtub or stand in the shower. If there is no room in a remodel for a bidet, toilet seats that provide a bidet function are available. Other upgrades include soft-closing toilet seats, which ensure the seat is always closed after use and prevent lids from slamming.
A common problem faced by most homeowners, especially for HDB housing is that their bathrooms are too small to accommodate the typical bathtub. This is why HERA’s bathtubs are ideal for any household, due to the small size, lower price and ease of maintenance.
Each Albe stone basin promises to excel in both quality and style. We ensure every basin is easy to clean and highly touchable. Every basin has a slightly different look due to the nature of the stone, making each piece completely individual.