Create a New Look with Stylish ToiletsIf you’re considering fitting a new bathroom in your home, the type of toilet to choose might not be top of your list of priorities. But with so many different styles of toilets to choose from, you’d be a fool to think that your toilet doesn’t matter – it helps set the tone for a stylish, contemporary bathroom! Take a few moments to read our handy guide to toilets to see which is the best type for you
Types of Toilets
Choosing the right type of toilet depends on your available space, existing fittings, your budget and a whole host of other factors. Here are some of the most popular types of toilet available in the UK today:
• Traditional WC
• Close coupled WC
• Back to wall toilet
• Low-level toilet
• Wall hung toilet
The type you choose should not only blend seamlessly with your design, it must also meet manufacturing and safety standards – you should never buy a toilet from an unknown brand, as any tradesman will tell you!
Decide whether you want a 1 or 2 piece toilet, and then choose the installation type you’d like (for example, back to wall or wall hung), and don’t forget to measure the area where your new WC is to be situated to make sure you buy the right size toilet for your bathroom!
Dual flush toilets actually save you money with lower water used per flush if you don't need the bigger flush. The half-flush uses half the water of the full flush which if a bigger family adds up to massive water savings.
Of course, if you’re feeling flush, you could always choose a loo which incorporates the latest technology, such as the toilets which clean you with water – there are several on the market to choose from, and they work similarly to a bidet, but without the need for a separate unit.
Toilets with advanced electronics feature sensors that allow the system to play music, lift and lower the lid automatically, and even flush without you needing to lift a finger!
Fitting your new WC
When it comes to fitting toilets, this is a job best left to the professionals. The results of poorly installed plumbing could be disastrous, and nobody wants backed up waste accumulating in their home’s pipes. It’s a good idea to hire a professional plumber or ask the company you’re purchasing for if they provide installation.
When shopping online for a new toilet, make sure to visit at least 2 or 3 websites before making a purchase – always have your measurements handy and compare prices as well as warranty, delivery costs and times and refund policies before you buy, to ensure you’re getting the very best possible deal for your money.
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