Are you in the midst of bathroom renovations or simply looking to upgrade your toilet? Choosing the right toilet involves more than just picking a design that matches your aesthetic preferences. At UK Bathrooms we understand that the decision-making process can be overwhelming, so we’ve put together a comprehensive 10 step checklist to guide you through the crucial considerations when buying a toilet.
1. Installation Style
Wall-Hung or Floor-Mounted: Determine whether a sleek wall-hung toilet or a traditional floor-mounted one suits your bathroom’s aesthetics and structural possibilities.
2. Outlet Configuration
Vertical or Horizontal: Consider the outlet direction that aligns with your plumbing setup for optimal functionality. Almost all toilets have a horizontal drain pipe these days but it is always best to double check to avoid unnecessary plumbing costs.
3. Water Efficiency
The lower the gallons per flush rating the less water will be consumed, and don’t be fooled even the slightest difference can make a huge saving to the amount of water used. Look for a toilet that uses least amount of water but produces a powerful flush.
4. Height Options
Classic, Comfort-Height, or Short: Tailor the height of your toilet to your comfort level and the needs of your household.
5. Additional Features
Shower Function (Shower Toilet): Explore the luxury of a toilet with a built-in shower function for added convenience.
6. Rim Options
With or Without Flushing Rim: Decide whether you prefer a toilet with or without a flushing rim for easier cleaning. Rimless toilets host less bacteria and are easier to keep clean.
D-Shaped, Square, or Round: Choose a toilet shape that complements your bathroom design and personal taste. Many of our customers buy matching sanitaryware so that colour and shape co-ordinate.
8. Colour and Finish
Black, White or Coloured; Matt or Gloss: Personalize your space by selecting the perfect colour and finish that suits your overall bathroom theme.
9. Toilet Seat Features
Soft-Close Lid: Opt for a toilet seat with a soft-close lid for a quieter and safer usage experience.
If you need to make your toilet more accessible for you or a family member with changing needs, consider a taller toiler for ease of use, add grab bars to left or right if toilet if possible and think about the flushing mechanism, a lever mechanism on the front may be better or a push button on the top depending on needs.
Once you’ve thoughtfully answered these questions, you’ll be well on your way to finding the ideal toilet for your bathroom. At UK Bathrooms, we pride ourselves on offering the best selection of bathroom ceramics and accessories to make your toilet-buying experience seamless.
Explore our range to discover top-quality options that blend style, functionality, and durability. Your dream bathroom is just a toilet away!