|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
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
- 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.