6 Points To Consider When Buying A Water Closet

25-Apr-2016 08:56 am 0

If you are planning to upgrade your existing toilet then you will surely find this buying guide useful. Height, flushing technology, and bowl shapes are some important factors that you need to keep in mind while buying the best water closet for your home or office. Our buying guide helps you buy a water closet with many features so that you buy more efficient and eco-friendly one.

  1. One-piece or two-pieces toilet

one piece                                                                  two piece

One-piece water closet                                                                 Two-piece water closet

The modern toilet comes in one piece and also with a separate cistern that is installed on top of the bowl, which is called two-piece. Two pieces toilets are usually cheaper than one-piece toilets. They are easy to handle and suitable for getting a toilet into small bathrooms.  Both versions of this toilet operate the same way and require all of the same parts for installation. If you want to buy a two-piece toilet, make sure it has a superior quality sanitary bar included to block liquid from collecting at the back of the bowl. One-piece gives you sleek design with no vents to trap dirt.

  1. The options available while selecting a water closet and flush tanks

Water Closet or WC or a toilet bowl comes in the following mentioned types:

Indian Water Closet or IWC

IWC

Indian Water closet or the squatting pan. This type of WC comes with the bowl and the footrest integrated and is fixed to the floor of the toilet.

European Water Closet or EWC: Floor mounted WC

floor mounted

The WC is mounted on the floor and comes with ‘P’ or ‘S’ trap models. Based on the WC outlet connection to the main sewer line the ‘P’ or ‘S’ trap model can be selected. There are various models with varied sizes and shapes are available in the floor mounted category. Price ranging from economy to the luxury category are available and can be selected accordingly.

Flushing options:

  • PVC flush tank
  • Integrated flush tank / One piece WC
  • Concealed flush tank
  • Concealed flush valve

European Water Closet or EWC: Wall hung WC

wall mounted

Here the WC is fixed to the wall with the help of chair brackets or anchor fasteners since the fixture here is fixed to the wall the floor space is free and clean. Price ranging from economy to the luxury category are available and can be selected accordingly. The wall mounted fixtures are available in various models and can be selected based on the toilet size and design.

Flushing options:

  • Integrated flush tank/ One piece WC
  • Concealed flush tank
  • Concealed flush valve.

Flushing options

PVC flush tank

These are PVC body flush tank generally available in 10ltr capacity with a dual flush option. These have to be connected to the WC through an exposed WC connector. It is aesthetically less pleasing and a very cost effective option. This can be coupled to floor mounted or wall mounted WC.

Concealed flush tank

In this option, the flush tank is concealed in the wall and the flush plate (actuator) alone is visible on the wall. There are various options with the flush plates which are available and can be selected based on the toilet design. This gives an aesthetically pleasing look to the toilet.

 

  1. Fixing of concealed flush tank

The concealed flush tank requires a minimum wall thickness of 150mm/ 6”. If the wall is less than 150mm, it is suggested to have a ledge wall built to a height of 1.2m to accommodate the same. In this case, the flush valves are directly connected to the water line and are operated through a flush handle/ knob. These come with certain disadvantages, such as:

  • It consumes more water hence not an economical solution to water conservation.
  • Difficult to operate as the lever or the knob requires a hard push to flush.

The flush valves models

  • Exposed type flush valve: Here the flush valve and the handle is exposed and visible and is aesthetically very unpleasant.
  • Concealed type flush valve: Here the flush valve is concealed in the wall and the flush knob is exposed and visible.

 

  1. The additional accessories required while installing WC

EWC with integrated cistern (Single piece toilet)

  • Chair brackets/ Fischer bolts in case of wall mounted EWC
  • Seat cover for EWC
  • Health faucet and Angle cock/ 2 in 1 bib tap (if tap option is required)
  • Angle cock and PVC connection Pipe for making connection for the EWC to the flush tank

EWC with concealed flush tank

  • Chair brackets/ Fischer bolts in case of wall mounted EWC
  • Concealed flush tank (concealed behind the wall) with WC connector
  • Flush plate with dual flush (compatible with the flush tank model)
  • Health faucet and Angle cock/ 2 in 1 bib tap (if tap option is required)
  • Seat cover for EWC

 

EWC with concealed flush tank/ Flush valve

  • Chair brackets/ Fischer bolts in case of wall mounted EWC
  • Concealed/ exposed flush valve
  • Health faucet and Angle cock/ 2 in 1 bib tap (if tap option is required)
  • Seat cover for EWC

IWC (Indian Water Closet)

  • PVC flush tank/ Concealed flush tank
  • Angle cock for PVC flush tank with PVC connection pipe.
  • 32mm dia WC connector
  • Short body bib tap for ablution or Health faucet and Angle cock/ 2 in 1 bib tap (if tap option is required)

 

  1. Flush valve for residential usage

Flush valves are connected directly from the water line and require a minimum of 32mm dia connection. Hence, the water consumption also increases. It is not advisable for residential usage. You can choose various flush plate options for sleeker and elegant look concealed flush tanks.

  1. Some of the reputed brands for buying sanitary ware

Hindware, Parry ware, Cera, Roca, Kohler, Jaquar, Duravit, Euro, American Standard, RAK…etc. among the reputed brands under which they have a wide range of models available for selection under various price brackets from economy to luxury.

Choosing the most suitable toilet can be an easy task when you have got all the required information. You can buy all types of sanitary ware on OfBusiness.com at the best possible price.

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A buying guide to help you choose the right water closet
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Consider from over 20 types of water closets. Understand the tradeoffs and advantages of different styles. This buying guide helps you a buy water closet which suits your requirement.
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