Aside from being an essential item of convenience, toilets can also add style and class to your bathroom. Choosing a toilet style for your bathroom is one of the first steps for creating your dream space and is the starting point for many bathroom designs. Whether you are looking for contemporary or traditional designs, here at Bathroom Planet we really do have something for everyone.
With top brands and great prices, our extensive range of luxury toilets suits any budget and style. Whether you are looking for traditional styles of toilet from Burlington or more modern designs from brands such as Laufen and Roca, your perfect bathroom toilet is closer than you think.
For smaller rooms, we stock a variety of compact toilets including back to wall toilets, concealed cisterns and close coupled toilets, and our range of high-tech shower toilets have to be seen to be believed.
Close Coupled Toilets
Close coupled toilets are the style of toilet you will most commonly find in the uk these days given that they hide all pipework behind the wc giving the bathroom an overall cleaner look. This type of toilet would have an exposed cistern that would be directly connected to the pan. One factor to consider when selecting your toilet would be standard rim vs rimless. Rimless pans will be how all future pans will be created as they are far more hygienic with no rim inside leaving nowhere for germs and bacteria to hide. A great example of a rim free pan is Geberit’s iCon’s Close Coupled Cistern with Rim Free Pan which implements Geberit’s Rimfree technology.
Another factor to consider when buying a new toilet is that it would have dual flush to save water this is another feature that will become more standard as time goes on. This can reduce your water usage and environmental impact with a low or high-volume flush. Its been suggested that the average home could save a staggering 18,000 litres of water per year by implementing a toilet that uses a dual flush system. This also has the added benefit of saving you money on that water bill.
There are also 2 options for the height of a pan these are standard or comfort. If the toilet was for a family with children then it would be better to opt for a standard toilet as it is slightly lower than the comfort models typically around 50mm. As stated above the comfort model does have a bit of extra height than the standard models these toilets are more suitable for people with disabilities, very tall or the elderly.
Another consideration for wc’s is the choice between standard or soft close seats. There are many benefits of choosing as soft close seat over a standard one such as they make far less noise when closing, safer to use for small children reducing the chance of them getting their fingers trapped when closing the seat and they are easier to clean as many of the these seats come with a quick release function allowing you to easily clean in what would usually be areas that are more challenging to reach. Please ensure that your seat matches your pan as unfortunately these are not universally compatible across brands and ranges.
Low, Medium & High Level Toilet
If your bathroom is more of a traditional or period bathroom or you are looking to create this look and feel in your bathroom then you might want to consider using a low, medium or high level toilet. This style of toilet is available with both standard or comfort height pans known as regal within more traditional ranges allowing you to have a choice between various levels of cistern height and pan height. Rimless pans are also an option with these ranges too.
All three options are available with single or dual flush cisterns. These pans come with horizontal outlets or S trap outlets which are less common however if the wastes go through the floor then a ceramic S trap can be a nice touch in comparison to a plastic waste.
Low and medium level cisterns can come with a push button or lever cistern. High level cisterns come with a pull chain given their height. The cisterns are also available in white, chrome or black.
Our main range that deal with this style of toilet is Burlington. For more information on our range of traditional toilets please see our Burlington brand page.
Shower toilets are a great addition to any modern bathroom elegantly combining a traditional toilet with a bidet making this the perfect product for someone who would like a bidet but does not have the space for one. This product would be ideal for the elderly, a person with disabilities or anyone who is keen to maintain a very high level of person hygiene.
These toilets usually come with a remote allowing you to operate it without ever having to touch it with opening / closing, flushing or any of the hygiene features at the touch of a button. The hygiene features also mean that you will need less toilet paper reducing your environmental impact and saving money on buying it.
Shower / Bidet Toilets also typically come with heated seats perfect for early winter mornings, odor extraction, drying functions and are typically rimless making these toilets easy to clean and not a host for germs or bacteria.
Our main ranges of shower toilets are the Vitra V Care, Geberit Aquaclean and Roca In-Wash whilst each of these models have their respective benefits, they all add an extra level of sophistication to any bathroom.