One piece toilets are a recent product development and are gaining popularity all across the world. The distinct difference between the traditional two piece toilet and one piece toilet is the flush tank. In the two piece toilet, the tank and the bowl are separate and are joined together during the installation process. However, in the one piece toilet, the tank and the bowl are molded together as a single device. Though the flushing mechanism of both the types is exactly same, but one piece toilet possesses several benefits over the traditional type.
a) Low profile design – One piece toilets have a low profile look. They boast sleek and modern designs and are suitable for limited space. It is not only shorter from the front to back but its height is also short. They are ideal for disabled people and convenient for the young children. Moreover, these systems also provide more space above the toilet for storage, cabinets and shelves.
b) All parts are included – Unlike the two piece toilet where the tank and the bowl are sold separate, all parts required for the installation of one piece toilet are included in the toilet unit itself.
c) Variety of designs – One piece toilets is available in an array of designs and colors. Many of them also feature built in seats, which are generally not found in the other modern toilets.
d) Easy cleaning – due to the design of one piece toilets, they are easy to clean and maintain. There are fewer crannies and nooks where dirt can collect.
e) Durability and longevity – One piece toilets are much more durable than the two piece toilet as they are manufactured out of a single piece ceramic which implies one piece toilets are free from all sorts of joints. No pipe elements or tanks are exposed to moisture and hence make the one piece system long lasting.
f) No overflow – One piece toilets do not overflow when they are obstructed.
g) Water savings – Most of the one piece toilets are available in water saving design. There are two types of flushes, – whole flush and partial flush. The whole flush uses around 1.5 gallons of water and partial flush uses a little less than a gallon for a flush. Partial flush can be used when urine is passed and consequently, water can be saved.