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4 Tips on Choosing a Toilet

4 Tips on Choosing a Toilet

4 Tips on Choosing a Toilet

Toilets are no longer just a place to relieve yourself. What was once a humble toilet has grown rather stylish over the years. This has made choosing a toilet so difficult now as there are so many sleek designs and features to choose from. So if you are feeling lost looking at the myriad choices around you, here are some tips to help you out.

4 Tips on Choosing a Toilet

Toilets are no longer just a place to relieve yourself. What was once a humble toilet has grown rather stylish over the years. This has made choosing a toilet so difficult now as there are so many sleek designs and features to choose from. So if you are feeling lost looking at the myriad choices around you, here are some tips to help you out.

1. Toilet Design

With so many toilet designs to choose from like back to wall, close coupled and wall hung, your choice has to be made based on your budget. Your plumber should be able to help you decide complements your bathroom set-up the best.

2. Choose your pan

The bend in the toilet pipe preventing smelly sewer gases from entering your bathroom and eliminating waste is called the trap. Traps come in three types- the S, P and skew traps where the waste pipe is connected to the floor, wall and extend on one of the toilet bowl sides respectively. Once you choose your toilet style, you next have to choose a compatible toilet pan.

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3. Don't forget the plumbing

You need to check the plumbing if you are designing for an existing bathroom as it was originally built for a toilet with a specific layout. This isn’t necessary if you are building from scratch as you are designing the toilet layout. If you plan to change the toilet plumbing, it’s better to first talk to your plumber to find out if it’s possible, and if it’s worth it.

4. Measurements finalise your size

You have to measure your bathroom’s ‘set-out’, the distance from the wall to the centre of the S-trap’s waste outlet and the floor of the P-trap’s waste outlet. This is necessary as the house’s age determines the set-out.

These 4 tips will help you create your dream toilet with the right toilet, hand basin and shower complementing each other. Now taking a shower will be something you look forward to every morning!

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