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Toilets Our Guide to Bathroom Showroom Products

Comfort-Height-ToiletsAs the owner of Doug Cleghorn Bathrooms we have been carrying out bathroom installations for the past 15 years and have recently opened a design showroom in North Leeds. We started this guide to help consumers & the DIY bathroom fitter understand vast amount of bathroom products available.

 

Close Coupled Toilets

Close-Coupled-ToiletsClose coupled toilets are where the cistern sits directly on top of the WC Pan. They come with either a handle or push button flush. Although electronic flushes are becoming readily available in the domestic market. Thomas Dudley have recently brought out a great range of electronic flushes that can be added to existing cisterns.

There are two main options with the WC pan for this style of toilet.

Close coupled toilets are where the cistern sits directly on top of the WC Pan. They come with either a handle or push button flush. Although electronic flushes are becoming readily available in the domestic market. Thomas Dudley have recently brought out a great range of electronic flushes that can be added to existing cisterns.

There are two main options with the WC pan for this style of toilet.

 

Open Back

Useful when you require the pipework to come from a side entry

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Closed Back

Which will hide any of the ugly pipework.

Back-to-Wall-Toilets

Back to Wall Toilets

Back to the wall toilets require the use of a concealed cistern. The cistern can either be housed in a false wall or in bathroom furniture. It’s very popular to use them in a contemporary bathroom as everything is hidden away.
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Wall Hung Toilets

Wall hung toilets as the name suggests lifts the toilet pan off the floor. They require the use of a wall hung frame and must be securely fastened to the floor and a structurally sound wall. It is essential that these toilets are installed properly as they need to take a large amount of weight.

Most wall hung frames come with a cistern built in. When we are carrying out a bathroom installation we always box and tile the frames to give a great modern look or a false wall to encompass the frame. One of the major benefits of the wall hung WC being lifted off the floor it makes the bathroom much easier to clean.

Most good quality frames now make it possible to replace the parts from the flush plate in the front, meaning that tiles don’t have to be removed when plumbing maintenance is required.
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Comfort Height Toilets

Comfort height toilets are WCs that are taller than the standard WC height, making them easier to use. We tend to use them quite frequently in bathrooms for the Elderly or disabled, as getting up and down from them is a little easier with the additional height hence the name.

Traditional-Toilets

Low / Medium / High Level Toilets

These toilets are where the cistern is attached to the wall and connected to the WC pan by a flush pipe. They are used mostly in a traditional bathroom design. Although are used by bathroom fitters when the WC pan needs to sit further away from the wall due to the position of the soil pipe coming out of the floor.

The Low, Medium and High refers to the height the cistern will be located at.
Corner-Toilets

Corner Toilets

Corner toilets as the name suggests are for locating in the corner of the room. They are particularly suitable when space is an issue and some creative bathroom design is required. The pan is a standard shape and it is the cistern that is designed with a 90 degree angle so the WC can sited in the corner.

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