Choosing the right toilet

When it comes to choosing a toilet, the options can seem a little overwhelming. There are no longer just two or three options when it comes to the best seat in the bathroom, with hundreds of different styles, brands and sizes to choose from. In Australia, we are lucky to have a diverse range of toilets on offer, and at Tap Doctor WA we like to focus on your pocket and the environment – so here are a few tips on choosing the right toilet for your home.

Water efficiency

While your budget and the style of your bathroom are both very important when it comes to choosing a toilet, we think that energy efficiency is just as vital when making your decision. It’s all too easy to waste water, and the toilet can be one of your biggest culprits – which is why we recommend purchasing a water-saving model. When making your choice, chat to the salesperson about low flow cisterns, check how many litres of water are used per flush, and consider how much use the toilet will get in your home.

Flushing technology

When choosing your toilet, do a bit of research into the different types of flush technology available. Older models will often only have a few flush points around the toilet, which can be less effective – whereas newer models have multiple flushing points around the pan. There are also many options to consider when it comes to half, full and dual flushes, and the style of flush that you want on your toilet system.

Easy cleaning

Cleaning the toilet is the job that nobody likes doing, but it must be done. So, when investing in a new toilet, investigate the best options available when it comes to an easier clean. Some newer toilet models are coated in a special finish that promotes a cleaner bowl, and certain flush systems will mean more water is flushed throughout the pan to clean it. The style can also come into play here – a back to the wall or one piece toilet means less difficult cleaning around the toilet itself.

Selecting a style

Choosing a style will primarily depend on the design of your home and your own personal taste. The most important thing to remember is the space you have available; take a close measurement of your space before you start shopping around, as it may restrict the style of toilet you can install. Think about whether you want an elongated bowl or a round one, a completely porcelain toilet or a combination of porcelain and plastic, a traditional design or a back to the wall or one piece toilet. Many modern toilets also have a raised pan height for those who are a little taller or have restricted mobility.

So, now that you have all the details when it comes to choosing a toilet, it’s time to think about installation, hiring a licensed plumber is the best way to go. Not only is it the safe, legal option, it’s also the best way to ensure that your installation is done correctly and your bathroom is in safe hands. Get in touch with the expert plumbers at Tap Doctor WA today to book in your new toilet installation.

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