How to Choose a Perfect Toilet ?
The perfect toilet does exist!
When it comes to choosing a toilet, you don’t have to go with the old close-coupled toilet style. At Mastercraft, we can help you select a toilet which is stylish, comfortable and water-efficient.
#1 Check your plumbing
The style and size of the toilet would depend on the layout of your bathroom and existing plumbing fixtures. If you are replacing your toilet, consult your plumber and find out which style would work best in your current bathroom. If you are renovating your bathroom, you can pick anything you want and adjust the plumbing according to your toilet style.
#2 Pick the style
Toilets come in various designs and styles with cisterns located on the wall or inside the wall. Wall-faced and wall-hung toilets are highly popular these days. Other options include:
- Close-coupled toilet or back to wall toilets - The cistern and toilet bowl is a seamless unit attached to the wall. It is easy to clean and affordable. The pipes are hidden conveniently and the flush button is on the top of the cistern.
- Back to wall toilets - The entire unit is fixed against the wall and there is no space between the wall and the toilet. It is easy to clean and repair.
- Wall hung - The toilet pan is wall-mounted and there’s space underneath it for a clean and modern look. The cistern is located in-wall. It can be installed at different heights to accommodate users of all heights and offers added comfort.
- Wall faced - it is mounted on the floor and has an in-wall cistern. It is an expensive option and in case it needs repairs, it can be tricky to access the in-wall cistern.
#3 - Choose the toilet pan
Traps are bends in the toilet pipes that flush out the waste and prevent sewer gases from reaching your bathroom. There are 3 commonly used pan types:
- S-trap - The waste pipe is connected to the floor
- P-trap - the waste pipe is connected to the wall
- Skew trap - the waste pipe extends to either side of the toilet bowl
#4 - Consider the water efficiency
Choose a toilet with a minimum 3-star Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS). It is a great way of reducing your water usage and environmental impact. It can help you save 50 litres of water per person every day.
WELS is a star rating system and measures the amount of water used per flush. A 3-star toilet uses 3 litres of water for a half flush and 6 L for a full flush. A 4 start toilet uses 3 L for half flush and 4.5 L for a full flush. If you have a single flush toilet, consider installing a dual flush toilet with a minimum 3-star WELS Rating. And if you go for a 4-star rated toilet, that would be even better!
Other things to consider:
- Ease of clean - to keep your toilet hygienic, choose a unit which is easy to clean and won’t accumulate dust.
- Space - There are various designs available in the market so when it comes to picking a toilet, choose one that fits well in your space and gives you plenty of space to move around.
- Repair - choose a unit that is easy to repair in case any problem happens. In-wall cisterns offer a modern and convenient look but are also costly to repair.
- Bidets - Using a bidet attachment is more hygienic and less wasteful than using toilet paper. They are commonly used in France, Italy, Portugal, Japan, Argentina, Greece, Spain, Middle Eastern countries and India. With bidets in your home, you won’t have to worry about toilet paper shortage or hoarding!
- Smart toilets - Imagine sitting on a heated toilet seat, with water jets and no need to flush or touch anything. Sounds cool, doesn’t it! Smart toilets are convenient, hygienic and reduce the transmission of germs. They are common in Japan and the rest of the world is slowly catching up. If smart toilet catches your fancy, consider upgrading to a smart toilet.
Find the right toilet for your bathroom
Get the perfect toilet for your bathroom. At Mastercraft Tiling and bathroom renovations, we stock different styles of toilets and can help you find one for your bathroom. Talk to our experts at 07 3063 5633 or complete our online toilet renovation enquiry form. We would love to help!
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