Mar 31, 2021
In this episode of the Bathroom Design Essentials Season, Frances welcomes back Cathryn Matchett and Trisha Narde from Reece Bathroom Life. Together they discuss all there is to know about choosing the right toilet. There is a lot more the buying a toilet than you may think, like height, pan type, rimless design and self cleaning. There is plenty to learn in this episode so you can select a toilet that will right for your home.
Different types of toilets
Back to Wall
The cistern is hard up against the wall. It’s easy to clean.
A toilet without a box room. It has a direct flush technique that shoots water around the edge of a smooth pan. As there is no rim, rimless toilets are easy to clean and more hygienic than a traditional toilet. The range of price points are reasonable.
Similar to rimless toilets, smart toilets are easy to clean and more hygienic. It has a built-in spray in the toilet seat which will wash and dry for you. You can control everything with a remote - including water pressure, temperature and the position of the wand for self-cleaning.
The water tank that flushes the toilet is hidden so you only see the toilet pan at the cistern.. I Ideal for small bathroom spaces.
Be mindful that it doesn’t work with every stud wall. If you have a brick wall, you will need to create another wall inside.
With a hidden cistern, you can choose either a floating pan or one that sits on the floor.
Something else to consider is the colour of the flush button as colours are limited. A lot of clients prefer to use white as it blends in with the wall tiles.
Flush plates are sensor operated. To access the flush mechanism, you may wish to install an access panel for ease. This will allow you to access a few of the movable parts inside the cistern.
Good Quality Toilet
Coloured toilets are making their way into the Australian market so keep an eye out for them.
When choosing toilets, itsimportant to visit showrooms and actually sit on them . You can’t possibly know if it’s going to be comfortable unless you sit on it!
Important links mentioned in the podcast:
Reece is Australia's largest plumbing and bathroom supplies business – found in over 600 locations across Australia.. Their plumbing and bathroom products are sourced both locally and internationally. Visit their Website here.
Reece Richmond showroom
You can visit the showroom at 641-643 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia.
Services at White Pebble Interiors
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