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Close Coupled Toilets

This is arguably the most common toilet style in the UK these days. The close coupled toilet features a toilet bowl and a cistern attached, creating one neat WC unit with all essential parts. The plumbing is also concealed behind the toilet casing, making them compact and ideal for fitting into awkward or small spaces. read more

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Your Ultimate Close Coupled Toilet Guide

This is arguably the most common toilet style in the UK these days. The close coupled toilet features a toilet bowl and a cistern attached, creating one neat WC unit with all essential parts. The plumbing is also concealed behind the toilet casing, making them compact and ideal for fitting into awkward or small spaces.

Why Choose a Close Coupled Toilet?

Several benefits come with these types of toilets. First off, they are designed to be fitted into standard toilet plumbing, making them easy to install. They do not require any special skills or components for them to be fitted; making renovation and maintenance a simple process. Certainly far easier to maintain than a wall-hung pan if something goes wrong. 

Because close coupled toilets are common, it is easy to find them in different styles and finishes. This means you can customize your toilet design to blend into your interior design. Whether you prefer modern, contemporary or traditional designs, there is a close-coupled toilet seat for you. 

Their popularity also makes it easy to come by their spare parts. When repairs are required, it is easy to find dealers in spare parts from different brands. You can find Burlington or Roca close-coupled toilet parts at affordable prices on our website. 

Close-coupled seats are also affordable. The Burlington toilets feature different cistern designs and finishes, available from as low as £300. 

The compact design of close-coupled seats also makes them easy to clean and maintain. Since the piping work is behind the toilet bowl, it is unlikely that they will endure any damages from physical forces. 

Other perks of the close-coupled toilet are that it can be fitted with the soft close design to reduce noise and make it safer especially where children are involved. 

If you have decided that the close coupled toilet is the type for you, do you know the different styles of close coupled toilets and their features?

Styles of Close Coupled Toilets

Rimmed vs Rimless Close Coupled Toilets

Traditionally, toilet pans featured a box rimmed style with holes on the rim which release water when flushed. The boxed rim design is bulky and as you can imagine, it is very difficult to clean every nook; this makes it more susceptible to bacterial infections. Another drawback of this design is that with each flush.

Benefits of the rimless close coupled toilets.

The rimless toilet pans are the latest toilet pan design, where the boxed inside rim has been removed. Instead of water being released from the holes in the rim when flushed, the rimless toilets use a direct flush technique where water is shot around the basin. After suction draws in all the water and waste, all that is left is clean ceramic. In case you are wondering, the answer is no, water does not splash around the toilet. 

Some benefits of this design are;

It is easier to clean – without the inside rim to harbour dirt and bacteria, the flush mechanism is almost all the cleaning that is required. Most designs feature a jet flushing mechanism which directs water to all the contours of the pan, leaving it spic and span. This means less detergent will be necessary, making the toilet all-round healthier for you and your family. 

It is economical – while the direct flush mechanism is more powerful than the boxed rim design, it uses less water. This means that with every flush, you will spend less water but end up with a cleaner end product. 

The major manufacturers of the close-coupled rimless toilets are Roca and Burlington. The Burlington Medici and Jet finish feature close coupled toilets with standard height and both Dual Lever and Push Button Flush mechanism. The NANO Glaze coating creates an ultra-smooth surface, making it impossible for microscopic pores to embed themselves into the ceramic, facilitating easier cleaning. 

Deciding on the type of toilet to install in no easy feat. Hopefully, this guide has made it easier for you to determine whether the close coupled toilet design is the one for you. Feel free to browse through our website for other toilet designs or other bathroom supplies from the top manufacturers in the UK. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any questions.