A toilet is just a toilet, right?

Categories: Bathroom

Wrong. You might not have given it too much thought if you've never actually had to go shopping for a toilet, but toilets are definitely not all the same. If you're in the middle of a bathroom renovation or if you're building a new home, here are some things you should consider before choosing your toilet.

  • Wall mounted or floor standing? Wall hung toilets have become increasingly popular over the past few years. They're exactly as they're described - instead of standing on the floor like traditional pedestal toilets, they are hung from the wall using a concealed frame. Talk to your plumber about whether changing from a floor standing to a wall hung toilet is possible for you. If you're starting from scratch, it's easier to plan for wall hung, but it's definitely possible to retro-fit as well. Wall mounted toilets have loads of benefits, including being easier to clean. They're perfect for modern and sleek bathrooms. wall hung toilets and mounting frame for how to choose a toilet
  • Fully shrouded toilets. Do you hate having to clean around the back of the toilet, between all those nooks and crannies? A fully shrouded toilet is just the ticket. It is flush against the wall so it makes cleaning it a lot easier and it looks sleeker too. 
  • Rimless. Again, if cleaning the loo isn't your favourite thing - and let's face it, it's not exactly a thrilling chore - Rimless technology makes it so much easier. They've been used in hospitals and health care facilities for years because of their hygiene elements. There's literally no rim under which germs can hide, making cleaning a doddle. They also have a nicer aesthetic on the inside.
  • Comfort height toilets. Are you tall or do you find it increasingly difficult to get up and down off your standard height toilet? A comfort height toilet could be the answer. They're taller than your average toilet, meaning they're easier and more comfortable to use for people of height or those with mobility issues.As well as choosing your toilet, there are also different types of seats available too. We love the soft closing seats. Perfect if you've got little kids who aren't so careful putting the seat up and down. They're less likely to bang shut and trap little hands!
  • The size of your room will also determine the type of toilet you choose, or whether you're kitting out your main bathroom or a cloakroom or ensuite. If you're tight for space, we have space saving options that are ideal.
  • Shape. Of course toilets can look different too and this can impact on the aesthetic of your room. Your bowl could be round or more square shaped - it just depends on what you're looking for. Take a look at our full range here - you'll definitely find something that suits you, and we pride ourselves on our excellent value and customer service. www.bathandshower.com