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From Flush to Finish: Your Guide to Understanding and Choosing the Perfect Toilet

From Flush to Finish: Your Guide to Understanding and Choosing the Perfect Toilet

Finding the perfect toilet may seem like a simple task, but in the diverse world of bathroom fixtures, the decision becomes an exploration of style, space, and functionality. Options range from back-to-wall and wall-hung to closed-coupled and wall-faced suites. Let's navigate through the intricacies of each type, unveiling features that align with your preferences.

Back to Wall Toilets

Back to wall toilets are a modern and sleek bathroom fixture designed to maximise space and aesthetics. Unlike traditional toilets, these innovative units have the cistern concealed within the wall, leaving only the pan and flush plate visible. This streamlined design not only contributes to a contemporary and minimalist look but also proves highly practical for smaller bathrooms or those aiming for a clean, uncluttered appearance. 

Vitra Shift Back To Wall Toilet

Customisable Flush Plate Options: Back to wall toilets enable customers to choose from a variety of flush plate designs, allowing you to personalise your bathroom's visual appeal.

Space-Saving: Back to wall toilets are ideal for compact spaces, eliminating the bulk of a traditional exposed cistern. 

Easy Cleaning: With fewer nooks and crannies, maintenance is a breeze, making them a hygienic and practical choice. The Eton S60 Rimex also includes a rimless design which makes cleaning even easier to clean as there's no hidden spaces that can't be seen or reached. 

Modern Aesthetic: These toilets seamlessly integrate into modern design schemes, providing a clean and elegant appearance. 


Wall-Hung Toilets

Wall-hung toilets are a testament to modern bathroom design, defying gravity to create a sleek and sophisticated aesthetic. Unlike conventional floor-mounted toilets, these fixtures are mounted on the wall, leaving the floor beneath them clear. The result is an illusion of spaciousness and a contemporary ambiance, making them a popular choice for those seeking a touch of luxury in their bathrooms. 

Vitra T4 Wall Hung Toilet

Ultra-Modern Appeal: Wall-hung toilets impart a spa-like or hotel-suite ambiance, elevating the overall feel of the bathroom. 

Customisable Flush Plate Options: Wall-hung toilets also enable customers to choose from a variety of flush plate designs, allowing you to personalise your bathroom's visual appeal.

Ease of Cleaning Underneath: With no base touching the floor, cleaning becomes a breeze. 

Hygienic Advantage: Fewer surfaces mean fewer places for dirt and grime to accumulate. 

Space Optimization: The wall-mounted design maximises floor space, making these toilets ideal for smaller bathrooms. 

Adjustable Height: Some wall-hung toilets offer adjustable bowl height during installation, providing flexibility for personalised comfort. 


Toilet Suites

Closed-coupled and wall faced toilet suites stand as the timeless champions of bathroom fixtures, offering a blend of reliability, affordability, and versatility. This traditional design features a close connection between the toilet bowl and cistern, creating a familiar and functional aesthetic that suits various bathroom styles. 

Easy Installation: Closed-coupled toilets are straightforward to install, making them suitable for both DIY enthusiasts and professional plumbers. 

Affordability: These toilets come at a cost-effective price point, providing a reliable option for those on a budget. 

Versatile Styles: From classic to modern, closed-coupled toilets come in a wide range of styles, ensuring there is a perfect fit for every bathroom. 


Choosing the ideal toilet extends beyond basic functionality to encompass style, hygiene, and comfort. Whether you choose a classic white, or a bold black remember that the colour of your toilet can significantly impact the room's aesthetic. Rimless technology is another factor to consider. Toilets with rimless designs, such as the Eton S60 Rimex, offer a more hygienic option as they are easier to clean and maintain. Finally, the choice of a toilet seat is crucial, with a soft-close option providing luxury and convenience, such as the Valdama II. It reduces noise, extends the seat's lifespan by preventing slamming, and enhances safety, making it ideal for families with children. These elements, when combined, transform the ordinary toilet into a central feature of your bathroom’s overall aesthetic and user experience.

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