One Piece Toilet Design – Is It Right For You?
If you’re remodeling your bathroom, you’ll have to decide the right toilet to install. The standard two-piece toilet consists of a separate tank and bowl and has been used in homes for years. But one-piece toilets, which are manufactured by fusing the tank and the bowl into one solid unit, offer several benefits.
Which one is right for your home and budget?
One piece designs make cleaning a snap. One piece toilets are designed without joints and gaps between the tank and the bowl, making it easier to clean the entire fixture. With a two-piece system, the tank attaches to the bowl, which can allow dirt, grime, and bacteria to build up in this area. It can be difficult to clean without disassembling the toilet.
Because the tank and the toilet are molded together as one piece, there’s a sleek, modern look that comes with a one piece design. They are smaller in size and can be attached either in a traditional manner through plumbing in the floor, or can be moved and attached via the wall. Because they are smaller in size, they are a perfect choice for smaller bathrooms and half-baths.
The flushing systems of both one piece and two piece work in similar fashion. Durability depends on manufacturer and quality, not based on the type. However, one piece operation will not experience leaks between the tank and the bowl. This makes one piece designs less likely to crack, which may prolong the life of this newer design.
One piece toilets may be a little more difficult to install because of their size. Because the entire structure is molded as one unit, it often takes a second pair of hands to put it into place. With a two-piece toilet, the bowl and tank are installed separately, so the lighter sections make it easier to set into place. With the one-piece, however, you don’t have to worry about cracking the porcelain as you bring the tank and the bowl together.
With new technology comes a higher price tag. One-piece designs are newer in concept, and are therefore usually more expensive than their two-piece counterparts. This is especially true if you move to a wall mounted toilet instead of the standard floor model. Otherwise, both models are comparable in both service life and functionality. Design usually dictates which makes the perfect addition to your home.
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Are you ready to make a decision about your new toilet, or do you need more help deciding? Call R.S. Andrews if you live near the Atlanta area!