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.