Toilets. Far from the most glamorous part of the bathroom, it’s also impossible to live without them. Day in and day out, they do their job, mostly without complaint.
Since toilets are heavily used fixtures, they’ll eventually need to be replaced. They get old and dingy, or simply need updating. If you’re ready for a new toilet, it’s time to carefully consider the options now available on the market.
There are four main types of toilets to choose from. Here’s what you need to know about each:
The most commonly seen toilet is a two-piece toilet. As the name suggests, the tank and toilet bowl sections are separate. This model’s popularity is easy to understand: it’s tall enough to be comfortable for adults, it’s fairly easy to clean, and it’s also easy to repair.
These toilets come in a number of colors and many companies make this model. They are also among the cheapest on the market, so if you’re on a budget, start looking at this type of toilet.
One Piece Toilet
One piece toilets come all in one piece, which makes cleaning slightly easier. However, these types of toilets are also usually a bit shorter than two-piece models, which may be problematic for taller individuals.
This type of toilet also comes with a slightly more expensive price tag but they make up for it by being very durable. The one piece models are ideal for smaller bathrooms where you really need to save space.
Also ideal for saving space, wall-hung toilets hide the tank within the wall so that all you see is the bowl and flush plate. This sleek, elegant design adds a special touch of modernity to your bathroom.
All this added value, however, does come with a price. Wall-hung toilets can be expensive and difficult to repair. As you can imagine, since the tank is hidden in the wall, repairs almost always involve tearing your walls open. You probably won’t be able to do DIY repairs and the process is much more invasive.
On the plus side, the aesthetics of wall-hung toilets are unmatched. So, if you like the look and you have the budget, it’s certainly worth it!
Looking for a bit more functionality in your toilet? Smart toilets offer a number of features that will enhance your bathroom experience. From heated seats to hands-free flushing, you can also choose self-cleaning features and deodorizers to keep your bathroom odor-free.
Many models also feature bidets or even warm-air dryers – very European. Other smart toilets offer internet connected features and speakers so that you can shop or listen to music while seated upon the throne.
Remember, for more complex toilet installations, you may need the help of a professional. A proper installation will ensure your toilet lasts as long as possible.
Now that you’re updated on the latest in toilet technology, you can make an informed decision as to which toilet to choose for your replacement. Whether you spring for a smart toilet or a traditional two-piece model, your new toilet will offer you the functionality you need.