All things considered, the toilet really is the centrepiece of any bathroom. Here, the close-coupled toilet – a model with the cistern mounted on top of the toilet bowl – has become the focus of greater style and efficiency considerations, changing the way we think about our bathrooms.
Once a utility room maintained with the drabbest or the most basic features, bathrooms are now used for making a style or luxury statement.
Given our expertise and flair with all things bathroom-related, continue reading our post for the ultimate close-coupled toilet buying guide. We take a look at what you need to consider before you take the plunge!
Save the planet one flush at a time
In fact, statistics show that the toilet uses up to 26% of the water supply in your home. Over time, this can amount to a staggering cost that’s not only wasteful but also quite avoidable.
By choosing a water-efficient close-coupled toilet, you can significantly reduce the litres used per flush. Yeah, we said litres.
Before you buy any model, check its star rating for an indicator on how water-efficient it is. Generally, a 4-star rating means that you’ll be using around 4.5 litres for a full flush, whereas a 3-star rating means that you will use 6 litres for the same.
Try also, to choose a dual flush toilet over a single flush toilet as you’re likely to save more than 50 litres of water per day, depending on your usage.
Pick the right toilet pan for all your dirty work
Depending on the look you’re going for in your bathroom, pick a fitting toilet pan for your close-coupled toilet. Here, you have three styles to choose from: The S-trap, P-trap, and skew trap.
The trap, essentially, is the bend you see in your toilet that’s responsible for getting rid of the waste and preventing sewer gases from escaping into your bathroom.
Here’s an easy way to differentiate between the three: S-traps connect to the floor, P-traps connect to the wall and the skew trap, which is the oldest of the three, extends to either side of the toilet bowl. Which works best for your bathroom?
Take proper measurements before you commit to a commode
Given the sophisticated toilet designs we see, nowadays, it’s easy to get carried away and buy the first close-coupled toilet you fall in love with.
Before you do, though, it’s important to have your bathroom measurements on-hand, especially the distance from the wall to the centre of the waste outlet for an S-trap pan and the distance between the floor and the waste outlet for a P-trap model.
This way, you make sure you choose the right close-coupled toilet for your bathroom in one shot! It also makes it easier for you to shop for a toilet online.
What kind of plumbing do you have?
This is another factor you have to consider on your quest for the perfect toilet for your home or office.
If you’re renovating your bathroom, it’s likely that the relevant plumbing will already be in place, which together with the space for your toilet, can narrow down the options you can choose from.
If, however, you’re building your toilet from the ground up, you will have more freedom over the style of the close-coupled toilet you want and can tailor your plumbing to suit your choice.
Choose a stylish, high-quality close-coupled toilet for a luxurious bathroom experience
Whether you realise it or not, your relationship with your bathroom or toilet is one that’s extremely important for your health. If you don’t like the look or feel of where you do your business, you’re not going to be fully comfortable in your home or office.
At WHO Bathroom Warehouse, our mission is to provide you with every item of furniture you need to make your water closet a place you love. Take a look at our premium range of close-coupled toilets that make a seamless fit in the bathroom of your dreams.