Buying A New Toilet? Here’s What To Look For

Choose The Right Toilet

Buying a new toilet and don’t know where to start? We can help. Over the past few years toilets have changed quite a bit. You can now find one to fit all of your needs and styles. Different sizes, different shapes and different features can be found to suit what it is your looking for. Newer models are built to be more durable and efficient leaving them less likely to clog (Bonus!). Of course on top of all that each will have its own unique price point. So how do you know which is the right one for you? Well, thats a decision only you can make but allow us to outline some of the different types of toilets on the market today so that you can make an informed decision. First we will cover the design/style aspect.

Two-Piece Toilets

Have two separate parts to them. One is the water tank found on the back and the other is the bowl itself. This style of toilet is much more common than the other models and in most cases is found at a lower price point. 

One-Piece Toilets

Unlike the two-piece toilets the one-piece has both the bowl and the tank combined into one seamless unit. They have a cleaner more modern look to them but come at a bit of a higher price point than the two-piece model.

Elongated Bowls

This style of toilet is approximately 2″ longer than your regular style toilet bowl. It also costs a little more than the standard round bowl.

Elevated Toilets

These types of toilets tend to sit up approximately 3″ higher off the ground. The standard toilet is usually 15″ off the ground while the elevated design has the bowl approximately 18″ off the ground.

Now that we have a better idea of style, lets dive into the two choices you have when it comes to the types of flush mechanisms that are offered.

Gravity-Assisted Toilets

This allows the water to fall down from the elevated tank into the bowl itself.

Pressure-Assisted Toilets

This type of flushing mechanism relays on one of two things: compressed air or a water pump to boost the power of the flush. Keep in mind that this type of flushing mechanism is relative expensive. However, these types of toilets eliminate the possibility of multiple flushes reducing your water usage which is a long term cost saver.

If you would like any further information on toilets, help in choosing the right one for your project or even need help to install your newly chosen toilet please do not hesitate to call us. Caldwell Plumbing is here to assist you with all of your plumbing needs so schedule an appointment today. We proudly serve Durham Region and the GTA.


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