Choose the Right Toilet for Your Bathroom | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake VA

There are few, if any, other home elements that get more use than your toilet. We recently went over how to determine if it needs replaced. Here we will list your options to help you choose the right style for your home. Your toilet should be comfortable, functional, and fit with the design of the bathroom. While toilets have the same basic functions as they did back in 1596 when the first flushing toilet was invented, they have definitely come along way in designs and efficiency.

Two-Piece Toilets

Two-piece toilets are the most commonly installed residential toilet in the United States. They are generally cheaper to purchase but a bit more difficult to install because they tend to be heavier and the two pieces (the tank and the bowl) are pieced together during installation. Because of their prevalence and the amount of time they have been around, they are also easier to repair, as well.

One-Piece Toilet

One-piece toilets are no different in the way they function than their two-piece counter parts. They flush the same and use the same amount of water per flush. They have not been around as long so they tend to be more expensive but the installation is much easier. They are also easier to clean and are ideal for smaller bathrooms because they are smaller and sit a little closer to the ground.

Wall-Hung Toilets

Wall-hung toilets are the toilets you would usually see in a public restroom because they are space savers. These toilets are mounted on the wall, the tank hidden inside of the wall, leaving only the bowl and flush plate exposed. As you can imagine, these toilets are much more costly to install and maintain. If you are short on space this is the ideal space-saver toilet.

Smart Toilets

Like most things in life, toilets will continue to evolve with more upgrades and features. From heated seats to automatic flushes, and of course added comfort and functionality. Here is a list of newer features you should look for if you are going that route:
  • Heated seats
  • Motion-activated lighting
  • Hands-free flushing
  • Bidets
  • Dual-flush systems
  • Self-cleaning wands
  • Warm-air dryers
  • Deodorizing seats

Almost all models and brands come with an energy efficient and water saver option. You can choose from different body styles and colors, as well. Whatever decision you make, make sure that you have it installed properly. An improperly installed toilet can cause thousands of dollars in damages to your home, often before you even know that you have a problem.

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