1. Gallons per flush (gpf): This is the amount of water flushed down the drain after the toilet is flushed. There are four main types of bathrooms:
A. Routine: 1.6 gallons per flush. This your standard toilet.
B. High Efficiency Toilet (HET): This bathroom uses 1.28 gallons per flush, which can be a little bit less then the average toilet. I’ve heard that this toilet is very”streaky.”
The main aim of this toilet is conserve water and to prevent harmful pathogens from being discharged into the environment.
This type of toilet conserves a considerable quantity of water annually. Dual flush toilets are common in Europe, Australia and Asia. They are finally getting more prevalent in the US.
When it comes to choosing the quantity of water per flush keep in mind your water and sewer bills. Dual flush toilets can save the average household up to 20,000 gallons of water per year. My suggestion would be to put up the excess money for a water saving toilet today. You will save money in the long run and you will also be helping the environment.
2. Rough in: Before you go toilet shopping I recommend measuring the old bathroom for the,”rough ” To calculate your rough in, gauge the center of the drain pipe to the wall. It is usually 12 inches.
3. One bit versus Two Piece:
A. Two piece bathrooms are usually less expensive than the one piece toilet.
b. 1 bit are less likely to flow because the tank and bowl are connected. One piece toilets typically come with all the necessary components, which would be the tank, lid, bowl, toilet seat, wax ring with sleeve, opossum removal, two flange bolts and two bolt caps. 1 piece toilets have less crevasses than the two piece toilet, which makes the one piece easier to clean.
4. Space constraints: If you have limited space in your bathroom consider a corner toilet or a wall mount bathroom. Corner bathrooms have an angled tank allowing placement in the corner of the toilet. A wall mount toilet’s tank is installed to the wall, eliminating the tank space of a regular toilet. Should you decide on a wall mounted bathroom, make sure that your wall can support the tank.
5. Elongated bowl Round bowl: An elongated toilet is about 2 inches larger than the regular round bowl toilet. Elongated toilets are more comfy.
6. Height: The average height of a regular toilet ranges between 14-15 inches. However taller bathrooms are available and they range from 16 – 18 inches. These higher bathrooms are ADA toilets for the handicapped. The disabled toilets are easier to get up and down, which is helping them gain popularity in the US marketplace.