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Different Types of Toilets Explained

Choosing the right toilet for your bathroom can be a game-changer for your overall bathroom renovation!

When designing a new bathroom layout, you’ll have so much fun choosing colour schemes, shower enclosures, tiles, and flooring, that you might just forget about one of the most important aspects of the bathroom or spa – the loo!

Keep on reading to understand more about various popular toilet styles in the UK and find out which one would best suit your bathroom design.

Types of toilets

Although it is an essential product of our everyday life, you probably haven’t really thought much about your bathroom toilet, right?

Well, there are many options to consider when choosing a toilet, all of which can impact practicality, aesthetics and even space.

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Check out some top types of toilets below:

Close coupled

Closed coupled toilet system for a mid to small sized bathroom

This is probably one of the most common styles of toilet that you will have seen in modern bathroom renovations in the UK. Usually, because it is practical, affordable, and relatively simple to install.

Essentially, close coupled toilets are all-in-one, with the cistern attached to the top of the pan (toilet bowl). This typeof toilet is compact and sits directly on the floor. The pipes are usually hidden within the unit of a close coupled toilet, making it ideal for all sized bathrooms. They can either have a toilet flush button orahandle that fits at the top of the cistern.

Back to wall toilet

Back to wall toilet system suited to smaller bathrooms

Keep everything neat and tidy with a back to wall toilet. This toilet style is similar to a close coupled toilet because it also sits directly on the floor. However, a back to wall toilet often has the cistern hidden behind a wall or within a specific cabinet.

This is clearly a toilet built for a minimalistic aesthetic. It suits modern bathrooms and can create the appearance of more space, which is always a bonus.

Of course, you may be wondering where the toilet flush would go, right? In any toilet system where the cistern is hidden away, the flush is typically fixed to the wall.

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Wall hung

Wall hung toilet system suited to all bathroom sizes and styles

While similar to the previous toilet design we mentioned, this type of toilet is pretty clear by the name. A wall hung toilet simply sits on the wall and appears as though it is floating.

This style of bathroom toilet is also great for creating the illusion of more space and adds a touch of luxury to any bathroom renovation. With only the bowl on show, this is a good design for when it comes to cleaning (as there is less work for you)!

Corner Toilet

Traditional is a different type of toilet system for a new bathroom

The corner toilet is pretty self-explanatory. It is built the same way as a close coupled toilet, with the cistern attached directly to the pan. However, this space-saving loo sits neatly in the bathroom corner, making it adaptable for many bathroom designs.

So, if you’re looking for convenience – maybe you’re installing a downstairs loo –well, this unique design is handy for squeezinginto smaller spaces!

Top tips for choosing your new toilet

  • Consider your overall bathroom design. Are you looking for a sleek toilet style to suit your contemporary bathroom layout? Then maybe a back to wall or wall hung toilet would best suit you.
  • Think about practicality. Will the toilet help to save space, or will it be too bulky? How does the flush system work? List down all of the practical requirements you want from your toilet and look for a style that ticks off as many boxes as possible!
  • Consider your budget. How much of your bathroom renovation budget are you willing to spend on the toilet?More complex toilet designs, or more high-end products, will typically require a higher budget.
  • Don’t forget about comfort! There are plenty of variations of traditional toilets, and size can vary between designs. Make sure the type of toilet you’re considering is a good size and made from quality materials, as you will be using it daily.

At Keystone Bathrooms, our customers are at the heart of everything we do! We have a trusted team of industry professionals who can help you plan, design, and install your new bathroom.

Whether it’s the toilet that’s holding you back or you need advice with your entire bathroom renovation, feel free to get in touch, and we will be more than happy to support you on your journey to a better bathroom.