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Wall-Mounted Toilets

Wall mounted toilets differ from other types of toilets because the toilet tank is concealed within the wall of the bathroom behind the toilet seat. This makes a wall mounted toilet a good choice for small bathrooms because the toilet takes up less space. They are also a popular choice for European type, minimalist designed bathrooms. Many plumbing manufacturers make wall hung toilets, but they can be hard to find in bathroom showrooms, so they may have to be specially ordered by looking at manufacturers catalogs or by going online.

If you are thinking of buying a wall hung toilet, consider the following:

  • Wall hung toilets come in a wide variety of styles, including those with both round and elongated bowls. Some types rely on a flushing mechanism that is electrically operated. The flushing mechanism for all these toilets is usually located on the wall behind the toilet seat.
  • Wall mounted toilets can be hung at whatever height the owner chooses.
  • Wall mounted toilets are especially easy to clean. The bathroom floor around the toilet is also easier to clean since the area beneath the toilet is free of obstructions.
  • It is much easier to install a wall mounted toilet in new construction. Because the drain for a wall mounted toilet is in the wall, these toilets cannot easily be placed where a regular toilet has been. Special plumbing will need to be installed, and the floor will need to be patched.
  • There is a weight restriction since all of the support for a wall hung toilet comes from the wall. The toilet is hung by attaching a heavy duty carrier frame to the studs in the wall. It is not recommended that individuals who weigh more than 250 pounds use a wall mounted toilet on a regular basis unless a special structural support bar has been placed underneath the toilet.

Wall hung toilets are an especially good choice when the bathroom will be heated by radiant heat in the floor, since the wax seals required by regular toilets can be melted by the floor heat.

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