We use our toilet every day, and it is only fair to give it the right maintenance it deserves to keep it working. There are homeowners who are not aware that their toilet is in the worst condition already. Is your toilet bowl up for replacement already? There are many toilet bowls from different brands to choose from in the market and choosing one can be tricky. Know the factors you should consider when installing a new toilet bowl.
Toilet Bowl Seat Size
The size to choose is important when looking for a new toilet bowl. The homeowners should feel comfortable while using the toilet bowl. The first thing to consider is selecting the seat size that best suits the homeowner’s preferences. The round and elongated toilet seats are two of the most popular seat designs.
A round toilet bowl such as the Baron W-203A 2-Piece Toilet Bowl is ideal for bathrooms with limited space because they take up less area. An elongated toilet seat such as the American Standard Compact Codie may be more comfortable because it is a bit longer. Do not forget to account for the extra space required to prevent interfering with the door or other bathroom fixtures.
Although the elongated design is a popular choice, most Singaporean homes have round toilet seats with measurements around 47 cm to 49 cm.
Toilet Bowl Design
Making a decision on the type of toilet bowl to purchase is important because they are quite expensive. You should also take its design and style into account. Listed below are the various types of toilet bowls in the market:
|Two-piece||The most common toilet bowl type in Singapore. The tank is built separately and is fitted onto the bowl. |
Example: Baron V800 2-Piece Toilet Bowl
|One-piece||This toilet bowl cannot be separated from the tank. Also, it is smaller than the two-piece toilet bowl. |
Example: American Standard Neo Modern
|Back-to-wall||This toilet bowl’s back is attached to the wall.|
|Wall-hung||This type of toilet is wall mounted. The wall behind the toilet contains all of the plumbing components.|
|Wall-faced||Like most traditional toilets, these toilets are floor mounted. Additionally, they also have a hidden water tank behind the wall.|
It can be difficult to decide which toilet bowl to choose from all the available options. You can contact your trusted toilet bowl supplier if you are having a hard time. This is to ensure you get the best toilet bowl quality.
Toilet Flush Efficiency
|Good (✔)||Very Good (✔✔)||Excellent (✔✔✔)|
|Flushing Cisterns||4 to 4.5 litres |
2.5 to 3 litres
|3.5 to 4 litres (full flush) |
2.5 to 3 litres (reduced flush)
|3.5 litres or less (full flush) |
2.5 litres or less (reduced flush)
With proper maintenance, toilets should work and last well. Check the flushing efficiency of the toilet you intend to buy before making a purchase. The flushing systems in Singapore include single flush and dual flush tanks. Single flush toilets are the most common and cheaper toilet flush in the market. Meanwhile, dual flush toilets are better for reducing water consumption. Examples would include the Saniton Carissa ST2459 1-Piece Toilet Bowl.
P-trap or S-trap Toilet Bowl
It is also best to determine whether you should buy an S-trap or P-trap toilet bowl. S-trap toilet bowls have the simplest design and work well in homes where the drainpipe is attached to the toilet bowl through the floor. For the P-trap toilet bowls, there is a wall opening that connects them to the drainage system. Learning about the different flushing capacities and styles of each toilet can help you compare the models with one another.
If your drainage outlet is located on the floor (S-trap), measure the distance from the drainage outlet’s centre on the floor to the wall. As for drainage outlets on the wall (P-trap), measure the distance from the centre of the drainage outlet to the floor.
Since toilet bowls can be expensive, it is wise to be aware of what to look for before making a purchase. This will guarantee that you will choose the right toilet bowl for your needs. You just have to be aware of the toilet’s measurements, seat size and shape, design, and flush efficiency. Knowing these things can help you compare one toilet bowl model to another. If you are still unsure of what to choose, you can ask for a professional opinion from the toilet providers.
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This article was reproduced from Toilet Bowl City Singapore.