Whether you have limited space in your bathroom design or you just want a sleek, modern look, a wall-hung toilet is an excellent option. However, with so many choices on the market, it may be difficult to choose the one that will work best in your space..
When choosing a toilet, you will want to pick a model that fits within your budget and meets all your needs. It's also a good idea to get one with water-saving features.
When you replace an inefficient toilet with a WaterSense model, you can save as many as 13,000 gallons of water annually. That is the equivalent of roughly $140 a year on average.
So, how can you find the best toilet for your bathroom? Let's take a moment to review what to look for in a wall-hung toilet. First, let's look at the differences between a wall- and floor-mounted model and why you should opt for the wall-mounted option.
- Wall-hung toilets hide unsightly plumbing systems. They are easy to clean and reduce the amount of space your toilet will take up in the bathroom.
- When selecting a wall-mounted toilet, you will need to consider things like bowl type, water-saving features, and what time of flushing mechanism you want in your bathroom.
- The design of the toilet, installation, and extra features are all things to consider when selecting your wall-hung toilet system. Pricing and warranty are some things you will want to pay close attention to when buying a wall-mounted system.
- Make sure that your wall-hung toilet is compatible with the concealed cistern system. Watch out for any manufacturer who mentions "proprietary" systems.
As the name suggests, contractors install a wall-hung toilet directly to the wall. The plumbing for a wall-hung toilet are installed inside the wall, concealing the tank and the plumbing fixtures.
A floor-mounted model sits on top of the plumbing pipes, and contractors mount the toilet to the floor. These models tend to be bulky and take up precious real estate in your bathroom.
In contrast, the wall-hung toilet takes up less space. You can mount the toilet at any height and include luxury features like touchless dual-flush actuators.
If you are designing a small bathroom and need to conserve space, a wall-hung system is the best choice. Perhaps you want to add a sleek, modern look to your bathroom. If so, the wall-hung unit is right for you.
The only thing to consider now is what you should look for in a wall-hung toilet.
What to Look for in a Wall-Hung Toilet
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There are two types of wall-mounted toilet bowls, round and elongated. Each type has its own advantages. However, an elongated bowl offers more ergonomic benefits than a round one. The main thing to consider is which design will fit better into the space and which one you prefer aesthetically.
Wall-mounted toilets have various flushing mechanisms. You can choose between a single or dual flush and a gravity flush system.
When you opt for the dual-flush actuator, you choose how much water to use when you flush. You can flush down liquid waste with a lesser volume of water than you would need for solid waste.
These flushing options have become increasingly popular in recent years. That's because people like a direct approach to water conservation (and money savings).
Design and Finishes
Matching your toilet to your existing bathroom décor may be challenging if you aren't doing a complete bathroom remodel. Yet, it isn't impossible to find a wall-hung toilet that goes with your existing style.
You have several options when it comes to finishes. Not everything has to match perfectly. You can add visual interest to the space by mixing and matching finishes.
Another element to consider regarding design and finishes is the material. Make sure you choose a toilet made of durable materials from a manufacturer with sustainable practices.
If you plan to remodel your bathroom without hiring a contractor, you want to ensure that you purchase a wall-hung toilet and concealed cistern system that you can install yourself. By selecting a model that is easy to install, you save yourself time and money.
An easy-to-install system should only require a few bolts and screws. The installation of the in-wall tank may require a professional. You may need to contact a plumber for that part of the renovation.
Modern wall-mounted toilets offer unique features that may seem futuristic. For example, some models have self-cleaning modes. Others offer heated seats and bidets.
Some high-end wall-hung toilets have an antibacterial coating. This coating prevents stains and makes the system easier to clean. There are also sprays on the market you can buy that do the same thing.
Price and Warranty
When purchasing a wall-hung toilet, you want to ensure that you get one that is well-priced and comes with a warranty. The prices of these units can vary drastically depending on the features, makes, models, and manufacturers. A cost-benefit analysis will help you determine what you are willing to pay for and where you can save money.
The Best Wall-Hung Bowls for the Geberit Concealed Cisterns
In the image below you can see some of the top toilet bowl manufacturers that are compatible with the Geberit concealed cistern plumbing system. Click here for more information on how to choose the best toilet bowl.
Pairing Your Wall-Hung Toilet with the Best Concealed Cistern Systems
At Geberit, our in-wall plumbing systems are compatible with most wall-hung toilet bowls. There are even some floor-mounted models that can use our concealed cistern systems. You get the freedom to customize your bathroom design when you install a Geberit system.
We offer sustainable systems that are eco-friendly and improve the look of your bathroom by concealing unsightly plumbing hardware. We guarantee years of trouble-free operation.
For a complete list of the wall-hung toilets compatible with our systems, contact us today.