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:
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 bathroom is very”streaky.”
The main purpose of this toilet is conserve water and to prevent harmful pathogens from being released into the environment.
This type of toilet conserves a substantial amount of water per year. They are finally becoming more prevalent in america.
When it comes to picking the quantity of water per flush bear in mind your sewer and water bills. My suggestion would be to put up the excess money for a water saving toilet now. You will save money in the long run and you’ll also be helping the environment.
2. Rough in: Before you go bathroom shopping I suggest measuring the old bathroom for the,”rough in.” To calculate your rough in, measure the center of the drain pipe to the wall. It is usually 12 inches.
3. One piece versus Two Piece:
A. Two piece bathrooms are usually more affordable than the 1 piece toilet. Most of the time two piece toilets are sold with the tank, seat bowl individually.
b. 1 bit are less likely to flow because the tank and bowl are connected. One piece bathrooms have less crevasses than the two piece bathroom, making the one piece easier to clean.
4. Space constraints: If you have limited space in your bathroom contemplate a corner toilet or a wall mount toilet. Corner toilets 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 area of a normal toilet. Should you choose a wall mounted bathroom, ensure your wall can support the tank.
5. Elongated bowl Round bowl: An elongated toilet is about 2 inches bigger than the normal round bowl toilet. Elongated toilets are more comfortable.
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 toilets are ADA toilets for the disabled.