The bathroom is a vital room of any home, second only to the kitchen. Redesigning your bathroom can increase the value of your home and attract buyers. When replacing or installing a new toilet, there are many options available to homeowners. Keep in mind that you should strive for a practical and aesthetically pleasing bathroom. However, there are also some drawbacks. Evaluate the pros and cons of a back to wall toilet before you opt for one.
Saves valuable space
A back to wall toilet can lend a more modern feel to your bathroom. It is more aesthetically appealing because it is slimmer and more compact than most conventional floor-flushing toilets. Saving this space can also make your bathroom look bigger than it actually is or appear more “open”. Both of these are high selling points for homeowners.
Looks very neat This is possibly one of the best advantages to this type of toilet. It makes your bathroom appear cleaner and neat. This is because there is no visible pipe work, it is all hidden. More ergonomic back to wall pan A back to wall pan is the technical name for the unit that you sit on in your toilet suite. The advantage of this style is that it is available in a variety of colours and designs. Some pans come as high as 430mm, which makes it more comfortable for you.
More expensive Although it is more aesthetically appealing, this type of toilet is not as common and therefore is more expensive to produce. This also makes these toilets limited in stores although you can usually always find them on-line. More common in Europe, these are very rare in the United States. Hard to reach for repairs The trouble with a back to wall toilet is the fact that you don’t have an easily accessible access to the cistern. A back to wall WC unit contains a concealed cistern and all its pipes. It is vitally important to keep access to the cistern during and after the installation. Many homeowners install a cistern access panel or a back to wall cistern cabinet to provide the necessary access through a hatch in the counter-top above or a removable front panel. May require mounting Some wall toilets can be wall hung which is an option from some manufacturers. However, these units require special bracing frames to be used with the WC unit.