Wall-hung toilets have been making quite an appearance in British bathrooms in the past few years. As the name suggests, these models quite literally hang off the wall to create an ultra-modern floating effect. If you’re thinking about installing a wall-hung toilet in your home or business, read on for our definitive guide that will help you determine whether or not this type of toilet is right for you.
What are the Main Advantages?
Easy to clean
One of the major advantages associated with wall-hung toilets is the fact that thanks to the floating design, it is incredibly easy to clean the toilet itself as well as the surrounding area. The modern design is also free of gaps and small recesses which means you won’t have to waste time prising out dust, dirt and grime. Lack of floor contact also nullifies the issue of sealant discoloration which will keep your bathroom looking newer for longer.
Space saving properties
If you’re fitting out a bathroom that is relatively small, a wall-hung toilet is a great way to save space. The lack of bulky cistern means it can be placed in close proximity to other bathroom furniture while the visible underneath flooring will also create an illusion of a more spacious room. That said, you will need to cater for the concealed cistern however with a little strategic planning, this can easily be done.
An ultra-modern look
As well as being practical, wall-hung toilets also emit a sense of modern sophistication. The sheer fact that the toilet appears to float is immediately impressive and associated with the stylish suites seen in hotels and five star apartments.
Things to consider:
Now we’ve gone over the three major benefits of wall-hung toilets, it’s time to tackle three major questions that people usually ask when considering installing a wall-hung toilet in their own bathroom.
How much will a wall-hung toilet cost?
Thanks to recent manufacturing advancements, wall-hung toilets have dropped significantly in price over the past few years, making them a stylish yet affordable option for many households. Depending on the brand and specific features, wall-hung toilets can price in at £90 for basic models to over £400 for a top of the range design. You will also need to take into account the cost of installation which should be done by a professional in order to ensure you don’t run into any problems in the future.
What happens if I need to access the cistern?
While the cistern is hidden in the backing wall, the process of accessing it in case of any issues is as simple as lifting off the specially designed flush plate. This makes wall-hung toilets easy to maintain and means you definitely won’t need to rip out any tiles or wall plaster.
Can wall-hung toilets hold weight?
They may seem chic and minimalist but when it comes to holding weight, wall-hung toilets are incredibly robust. On average, a correctly installed frame should be able to support 200kg with ease.
If you’re considering installing a wall-hung toilet in your bathroom, take a look at the fantastic range of toilets available at Bella Bathrooms!