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What are the different types of toilets?

Posted by Aaron Dronsfield on
What are the different types of toilets?

Don't underestimate the importance of choosing the right toilet for your bathroom. We work with a range of leading manufacturers to offer leading products at great prices. Our toilet options cover all bathroom types, styles and budgets but if you need any help please make sure that you get in touch with us.

Whether you are looking for a modern or traditional feel selecting the toilet that not only provides the look that you are looking for but fits in the space is very important. We have detailed in this guide some of the toilet styles that are available.

Close-coupled toilet

With Close-coupled toilets, the cistern sits on the back of the toilet pan and can be flushed using a handle or push button which is located on the cistern. Close-coupled pans can project further away from the wall in comparison to low-level systems which gives a lot of flexibility with waste pipes.

Back to wall toilet

Back to wall toilets, are used either with a cistern which is located behind a panel or wall. It can also be used with a WC Unit which can match other furniture in the bathroom. Both systems are designed to conceal the cistern and waste pipes. The toilet is fixed to the floor and is positioned against the unit, panel or wall. The toilet can be flushed using a sensor flush kit, a lever flush, or a push-button flush, each of which can be located through the IPS panel or wall to activate the concealed cistern.

Wall hung toilet

Wall hung toilets are generally the same as a back to wall toilet however are only used with a concealed cistern located behind a panel or wall which is designed to conceal the cistern and waste pipes. The toilet is fixed flush to a panel or wall using metal brackets and is suspended clear from the floor. Wall hung pans offer a modern feel to a premium washroom. The toilet must be hung using a hung frame which come in various options of height. 

Flush to Wall Toilets

Flush to wall or also known as fully back to wall toilets are designed to be positioned against the wall with the cistern and pipework concealed so that only the pan is in view. A flush to wall toilet can have many benefits to your bathroom. Firstly, they can give a more contemporary feel throughout your bathroom due to their sleek build. Secondly, because all the pipework is tucked away it will leave your bathroom looking neat and clean.

Low-level toilet

For Low-level toilets, the cistern is positioned on the wall just above the pan with a short length of pipe connecting the cistern and the toilet. The toilet is flushed using a lever handle or push button located on the cistern. Usually these have a more traditional feel. 

High-Level Toilet

For High-level toilets, the cistern is positioned high on the wall above the pan with a long length of pipe connecting the cistern and the toilet. The toilet is flushed using a pull lever handle on a chain (where the phrase “pull the chain” comes from) located on the cistern. As with low-level toilets, these usually have a more traditional feel.

Comfort Height Toilet

Comfort height or raised height toilets are designed to be slightly higher than other toilets. This helps users with mobility issues or those who need or prefer a higher pan comfortable to use by making the bowl and seat height more accessible.  Typically comfort height or raised height toilets range from 17 to 19 inches and can be particularly useful for the elderly, and people with mobility issues.

 

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