What’s To Love And What’s To Hate About Wall-Mounted Toilets?
We’re all familiar with the concept of wall-mounted toilets but we know so little about them that we’re actually scared to even consider the option. There’s a general conception that they give a lot of headaches and that the cons outnumber the pros but we lack a clear knowledge about what a wall-mounted toilet is and all the things that come with it.
Wall-mounted toilers are space-saving.
One of the biggest advantages of having a wall-mounted toilet as opposed to the other types is that you get to save a lot of floor space. They’re ideal for small bathrooms because they occupy zero floor space and they make the room look more spacious overall.
You can adjust the height at installation.
Another big pro is the fact that you get to decide the exact height at which to install the toilet so that it’s most comfortable for you. This increases comfort and is a really nice element that allows you to customize your bathroom.
They’re easier to maintain and clean.
Wall-mounted toilets are the easiest to clean. Because they’re not attached to the floor, you can easily use the mop to clean that area without bending down. Cleaning the area around them is also super easy thanks to the simple designs and the fact that, apart from the bowl, everything else is concealed.
The water is concealed behind the wall.
The fact that the water tank of these toilets is concealed behind the wall can also be viewed as a pro and as a con. It looks super sleek and nice but installing it there is quite difficult. Tank installation requires removal of drywall so such a project is best for when undertaking a new build or a remodel.
They’re difficult to install.
A wall-mounted toilet needs special mounts to prevent pulling the wall out. The whole wall also needs to be reinforced or you can end up pulling down the whole thing just by using it.
The toilet can also come loose over time due to the pressure exerted on the wall mount so it needs constant adjustment. You can prevent this by making sure it’s safely secured and installed in the first place so such problems can still occur anyway.
And difficult to fix.
Some wall-mounted toilets come with an access panel on the wall for easy repairs. However, not all of them have such a feature and in case reparations are needed the wall needs to be taken down and then put back together all over again.
They come with high-tech features.
Usually, wall-mounted toilets also come with high tech features such as automated lids, integrated dryers, illuminated bowls and all sorts of other things. This means added comfort but it also means more potential repair as all these little things can eventually create problems.
They’re more expensive.
Because wall-mounted toilers are considered specialty items, they’re considerably more expensive than regular toilets. The items itself costs a lot more and the cost of installation usually doubles that number.
At the end of the day, you have to decide whether it’s worth the investment. You want a toilet that looks cool, sleek, modern and has all sorts of cool features but costs more and presents more risks or you prefer the safe choice?
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