Toilets Buyer's Guide

Almost every bathroom has a toilet, and whilst many of us see this as a purely functional part of the suite, that doesn’t mean it can’t also look attractive. Whatever style you want for your bathroom, you can be sure that there will be a toilet to match, with units built to suit any budget, space and overall look. With so many to choose from, picking a toilet can be a daunting prospect, but this guide will help simplify things and point you towards the one you’re after.

I need a new toilet... where should I start?

In any bathroom, big or small, a toilet is an absolute essential. If you are buying a new toilet, there are a lot of things to consider before deciding which one, and this can be quite a daunting prospect. This quick guide should give you all the vital information, from what kinds of toilet there are, to how much you could spend. Hopefully, this will help you find the perfect choice for your bathroom suite.

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Close coupled, back to wall or wall-hung toilet?

When choosing a new toilet for your bathroom suite, you have the option of three different styles. The differences largely involve how the toilet is fitted within the room and how much space it takes up. Here at bathstore, all three are typically made from a similar material – vitreous china – and you can be sure of their high quality and durability, irrespective of style. They are also all available in a range of aesthetic styles from modern and angular to elegant and curved. This short guide should take you through all the key features of each style, helping you choose which one is best for your bathroom.

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What is a bidet?

After 300 years in mainland Europe, the bidet has made its way over to the U.K., with more and more bathrooms featuring this handy, hygienic little device. Used for intimate washing, the bidet can help you stay clean and fresh, as well as injecting a bit of continental style into your bathroom suite. 

 

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What other toilet fittings will I need?

When buying a toilet for your bathroom suite, you will need more than just the toilet itself. Many toilets require you to purchase the seat separately and, if you are looking to mount it onto the wall, you will need a wall frame to keep it totally secure. Also, your toilet must be paired with a cistern and if not included in the purchase, you will need to make sure you get the right one. 

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Bathroom Toilets jargon buster

Buying any new bathroom fixture can be a daunting experience, especially if you’re confronted with a load of jargon that seems to make no sense. Buying a good quality toilet is such an important part of building a bathroom, so here are a few words and phrases you might come across while you browse. This guide can stop the process from being confusing, helping you make sense of all the jargon!

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