Let’s Talk Toilets: Choosing the Right Toilet for You and Your Bathroom
Toilets typically do not make for polite conversation. But when you think about how often people use a toilet and how many options you have when selecting the right one, maybe it’s high time to reconsider the perceptions of “toilet talk.”
Toilets come in two basic configurations: one-piece and two-piece. One-piece toilets are fabricated as one continuous piece of porcelain (or vitreous china), meaning that the toilet bowl and tank are fused. One-piece toilets can either be floor-mounted or wall-mounted (the tank is built into the wall and typically requires a 2-by-4-inch stud wall or a bump-out wall sized to the toilet).
Either type of installation makes cleaning the toilet a breeze. The added benefits of a wall-mounted toilet are:
- The toilet seat height can be set to the exact specifications of the user.
- It’s easy to clean under and around the toilet
- The toilet saves floor space in a small bathroom.
- It provides improved access for wheelchair users.