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Back To Wall Toilets

Just as the name suggests, a back to wall toilet is one where there is no visible cistern between you and the wall. The cistern is either installed into the wall or inside a wall unit. Either way, the waste pipes and plumbing run behind the toilet, concealed from view. As you can imagine, this offers great aesthetics with the proper utilisation of the available space.  read more

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying Back to Wall Toilets

The bathroom is with no doubt one of the most frequented areas of your house; most specifically the toilet. This is why it is essential to take time when renovating or installing a new toilet unit. You want something that will be both practical and in line with your preferred aesthetics.

There are several factors you should consider when shopping for your toilet. Depending on your space, budget and sense of style, you can choose from either the close-coupled, wall hung, or back to wall toilet design. 

The Back to Wall Toilet

Just as the name suggests, a back to wall toilet is one where there is no visible cistern between you and the wall. The cistern is either installed into the wall or inside a wall unit. Either way, the waste pipes and plumbing run behind the toilet, concealed from view. As you can imagine, this offers great aesthetics with the proper utilisation of the available space. 

Why Choose the Back to Wall Design?

Compared to the close-coupled toilets, this design is minimalistic and increases the space from the toilet forward. This could be especially important if you have a tight space and still need to meet building codes as applicable in most countries. 

Top brands such as Burlington & Vitra feature rimless designs that offer added advantages such as ease of cleaning and reduced water usage. 

Another perk of having a back to wall toilet is that whether fitted into the wall or inside a wall unit, it can be matched to the interior design of the bathroom, making it more pleasant. Also, the toilet does not require additional support frames as they fit snugly in the corner where the floor and the wall meet, able to fit firmly against both surfaces. 

Are There Any Downsides?

The pleasing aesthetics and saved space, however, come at a cost. The installation process for the back to wall toilets is complicated, especially if it requires the cistern or plumbing to be built into the wall; where the piping will have to be upgraded, and the wall opened up. 

Styles of back to wall toilet

There are various styles you can choose to match your taste; from contemporary, modern and even traditional looks.

The Vitra Sento design features a contemporary look made of polished ceramic and curved edges. The design is also available with a soft close option to make it easier and safer to use for families. 

You could also go for a more traditional look where the minimalistic contemporary style is replaced with stark and ornate embellishment to add character to the toilet. 

Burlington features a range of back to wall styles with the jet, regal, arcade and the rimless designs available to choose from.

Where To Get Back to Wall Toilets

As you may have noticed, back to wall toilets are great for saving space while at the same time giving your bathroom that sleek contemporary look. If you would like to get one for your bathroom, browse through our website for a variety from top brands in the UK.