Finding The Right Fit For Fanciful Fanny’s
Who can live without a toilet? It is by far the most essential fixture in any bathroom. Yet it is almost treated like one of the unmentionables of days gone past and has received more than its fair share of bum raps. Though toilets go as far back as the fifteenth century, they did not become widely accepted until around the time of the First World War.
Today’s toilets are a far cry from the pungent unhygienic family outhouse. Modern toilets have been refined with sleek lines and offer us an array of sizes, shapes and functions.
From simple porcelain bowls to sophisticated sensor activated wonders of technology that warm our butts and wash us with water, the new toilets use less water, are quiet, reliable, clean and sanitary.
Toilets can be placed along a wall, in a recessed niche or in a detach cubicle all its own. From round front bowls to elongated shapes, the toilet has become integrated into a network of modern sewage systems that add a level of convenience and comfort that our ancestors could only dream about.
You can choose between the one piece and two piece styles with gravity flush, power pressure flush or flush valve.
Most toilets measure about 27 to 30 inches out from the wall depending upon whether you have a round or elongated bowl and you can even get standard or comfort height depending upon whether the tank is separate or incorporated into the comfort height one piece unit.
Gravity Systems or Pressure Assisted
When choosing between a one piece and a two piece toilet just remember that one piece toilets are usually more expensive and have a lower profile that their taller two piece counterparts.
Something that you should take into consideration if you like quiet flushes, are the surfaces within the bathroom, hard surfaces such as marble will magnify the sounds within your bathroom.
Standard toilets use a simple gravity system to flush waste down the drain while pressure assisted toilets use water pressure to create a more forceful and noisy flush but can save on your water bill.
Unfortunately these toilets are also more expensive to purchase but in the long run will save you money. Gravity flushed toilets are easier to maintain and are less expensive to repair if a problem does occur.
If floor space is an issue for you, you can even get wall mounted models for easier cleaning and they also tend to give your bathroom a very contemporary and uncluttered look.
Just remember that most toilets don’t come with a toilet seat which is great because this gives you the opportunity to personalize your throne with plenty of choices to match your sense of style.