What Makes Wall-Hung Toilets Special? Features You Should Know

Common in European bathrooms, wall-mounted toilets started gaining popularity in the U.S. as well and for good reason. There are numerous advantages to using them, both in terms of used space and practicality and design overall. But first let’s discuss a few general details.

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So what is a wall-hung toilet and what makes it special? Their main distinctive feature which differentiates them from floor-mount toilets is the fact that the water tank is concealed behind the wall. It still remains accessible through the flush plate opening but stays out of view. The bowl is mounted to the wall and the plumbing is connected to the water tank inside the wall.

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There are a few important elements to take into consideration when buying a wall-mounted toilet. A lot of the models are WaterSense certified by the EPA which means they help protect the environment and save water. Water-efficient toilets allow you to reduce the consumption of water and to save money on utilities. They use around 20% less water than the standard ones.{found on michaelmerrill}.

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Some wall-hung toilets come as a full system which includes all the necessary equipment such as the bowl, the in-wall tank, carrier and seat. Others, however, are sold separately, as a toilet bowl only and the rest of the elements have to be bought separately.

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The list of pros and cons is not that complex. One major advantage is that a wall-mounted toilet takes up very little space. Because it’s attached to the wall, it occupies zero floor space.

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And, because of that, you can install it wherever you find it more convenient as long as it’s near a water source. This way you get to open up the space and allow the bathroom to look more airy and spacious.

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In addition, the concealed water tank also keeps the bathroom simple and easier to coordinate with the rest of the home, if you’ve chosen a minimalist, contemporary design. It’s a really great way of getting rid of big eyesores in this case since you can also conceal the water outlets and other elements of the toilet.

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Another advantage is that wall-mounted toilets make cleaning easier. Since they’re not attached to the floor in any way, cleaning the space underneath is considerably easier. There are also fewer elements to clean.{found on micasagroup}.

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But even if these advantages seem great, there are also a few cons to consider. For example, a wall-mounted toilet needs to be installed by a professional and with great care. It has to be secured to the wall properly so it doesn’t come loose. Also, it may require constant adjustment and rehanging due to the pressure exerted.{found on site}.

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And if you’re considering switching from a floor-mounted toilet to a wall-hung model, things get complicated. Replacing a standard toilet with such a model requires you to remove drywall.

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In some cases, when the toilet is placed in a small nook, you can build around the tank. Even so, the bathroom has to be modified so it’s best to do this during a complete renovation.

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And take into consideration that wall-mounted toilets require thicker walls to support the tank and carrier system so you may not even be able to install one in your home. Of course, there are creative ways to deal with this problem if you really wish to make the change.

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And since we’re talking about replacing a standard toilet with a wall-mounted one, you should check to see if you’re eligible to participate in the Toilet Replacement Program. Basically this means you obtain vouchers to replace an old toilet with a high-efficiency one. So you’d be making a big change, both by opting for a different installation system and by upgrading to a water-efficient model.

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Low-flow toilets as a general rule are a wonderful alternative to the standard ones, whether they’re floor or wall mounted. And there are some really great models and designs to choose from.{found on caseindy}.

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Toilets are estimated to be responsible for as much as 30% of the household water consumption. The older models are particularly inefficient. Technological advances created a new breed of toilets which lower the costs and reduce water consumption.

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Whether you prefer a wall-hung or a floor-mount model, a one piece or a two-piece toilet, there are water-efficient models to choose from in every case.{found on macreno}.

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In terms of design, they don’t really stand out. They’re as versatile and as easy to match to the bathroom décor as any other model.{found on pocparchitects}.

Where to find ?

As far as design goes, toilets are more complex than you think. We’ve gathered a few modern designs which stand out in their own way.

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The Ilbagno collection designed by Roberto Lazzeroni offers a sophisticated and elegant range of designs which combine classical and modern lines. The toilet features a refined look and an exclusive and unmistakable design, even though it doesn’t introduce any new and unseen elements.

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SPA offers us a range of beautiful and simplistic designs by Studio Triplan. Defined by elegant curvatures and efficient shapes, the elements of the collection stand out thanks to the way they incorporate these details in the designs while maintaining their simplicity.

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In-Tank is the first system to incorporate the water tank inside the closet. It saves space, even more than the regular wall-mounted toilets and it also stands out, featuring a simple and graceful look. In addition its reduced water consumption makes noise-free flush system make it even more impressive.

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ME is a minimalist wall-hung toilet designed by Philippe Starck with a design that focuses on the essentials. The modern design also incorporates modern technologies. This way the designer was able to reduce the weight of the toilet and to offer it a sleek and self-contained look.

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Marco Bortolin explored new ways of conceiving an ever-present element in our homes: the toilet. The result is this extremely beautiful, simple and attractive design which can be customized with a variety of finishes in order to coordinate with other furniture pieces.