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Posted on Monday 20th April 2020 by Des Roberts
Choosing the right toilet for your bathroom can be a big design decision to make. A wall hung toilet can be a great, modern addition to any bathroom. Just as the name suggests, the toilet pan literally hangs from the wall and can create a stunning focal point for any modern bathroom, while also offering practical benefits such as being easier to clean.
In this guide, we’ll look at the pros and cons of wall hung toilets, the practical aspects of fitting and using one, and answer some of the common questions people are asking about wall hung toilets, like “are wall hung toilets safe?” and “are wall hung toilets strong?”.
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As with any bathroom design, there are several factors that need to be taken into account when making a decision. From design to practicality, there are always pros and cons when it comes to choosing furniture for your bathroom. Wall hung toilets are no different. Here are a few of the main pros and cons.
Of course, the pros and cons of any item like this come down to what you want from your bathroom layout and toilet. Although it may be slightly more costly to go for a wall hung toilet, if it’s the perfect look for your bathroom it could mean that the pros very much outweigh any cons and make it ideal for you.
We’ve looked at the pros and cons of wall hung toilets, but how do they compare to regular toilets? When it comes to deciding between a wall hung toilet and a regular toilet, there are several factors that set the two apart and could influence your decision. Here are a few points that could make a difference:
As mentioned before, the real decision as to whether you’ll decide to fit a wall hung toilet or a standard toilet will come down to a whole host of different factors. Both have plenty of positives, with a large selection of colours and designs available, you’re sure to find a model that suits your bathroom design.
A wall hung toilet will require completely different plumbing to a standard toilet. With a standard toilet, the waste pipe will invariably be at ground level, however, with a wall hung toilet much of this plumbing will have to be moved around. We recommend you hire a professional plumber to carry out this work for you.
The first step will usually be to remove a section of wall where your wall hung toilet is to be fitted, this will enable the plumber to fit a new waste pipe at the correct height. They may also fit a wall hung toilet frame which will take the brunt of the load and have the cistern attached within.
When installing the toilet pan, it’ll have the water and waste pipes attached before being put onto the wall hung toilet frame. Each wall hung toilet will come with its own manufacturer’s instructions, if you do decide to fit the toilet yourself, make sure you’re following these closely.
Some, but not all wall hung toilets will require a wall hung toilet frame, something that is fitted either within or onto the wall and helps the toilet remain solid and safe under the weight of use. For those who are wondering ‘are wall hung toilets strong?’, the addition of a wall hung toilet frame can make a big difference in ensuring the integrity of your toilet.
Once you’ve decided to fit a wall hung toilet in your bathroom, the next decision will be choosing between the many styles and features available. Here are some of the features our toilets can include:
Rimless wall hung toilets are becoming increasingly popular for those who want to create a modern bathroom design with hygiene high on the agenda. These toilets are much easier to clean as they don’t have the rim underneath the seat like most classic toilets. They also make for a sophisticated, minimalist design.
Our short projection wall hung toilets are an ideal solution for those who would like a wall hung toilet but don’t have a large amount of space to use. These toilets are slightly smaller than regular size toilets, meaning you can take advantage of the sleek and modern looks, whilst benefitting from a highly convenient toilet.
When you’re making design decisions for your bathroom, a wall hung toilet isn’t the only option when it comes to creating a clutter-free, space-saving room. Wall hung vanity units can be used alongside a wall hung toilet to complement them, leaving your bathroom floorspace open.
Wall Hung Basins
Similar to toilets and wall hung vanity units, a wall hung basin is another great option for those wishing to make the most of this design feature and create that spacious look within their bathroom.
Designing your perfect bathroom can involve a lot of different factors, a wall hung toilet could be the perfect way to conserve some space whilst also creating a sleek and contemporary space.
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