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Pros and Cons of a Wall-Mounted Toilet

If you’re building a new home or getting ready to remodel your existing bathroom, you may be looking at the different options that are available to you. While it’s normally not the centerpiece, a toilet is an integral part of any bathroom. Depending on the look you want to create, you might want to consider installing a wall-mounted toilet.

Pros of a Wall-Mounted Toilet

Wall-mounted toilets are generally more widely used in Europe than they are in the United States. Nevertheless, wall-mounted units are gaining popularity among people who want their bathrooms to have cleaner, sleeker lines.

In addition to giving your bathroom cleaner lines, installing a wall-mounted toilet instead of a traditional toilet can provide the following benefits:

  • More Floor Space: A wall-mounted toilet is what its name implies — a toilet that’s attached to a wall. Because this type of toilet hangs from a wall instead of sitting on the floor, it will occupy none of your bathroom’s floor space. This will give your bathroom a more spacious and roomy look and feel.
  • Concealed Tank: A wall-mounted toilet’s water tank is concealed in your wall, which helps make your bathroom appear even bigger.
  • Comfortable Seating: One of the biggest pros to installing a wall-mounted toilet is that you can hang it at the height that’s most comfortable for you. Whether you’re tall, short or somewhere in between, being able to customize the position of your toilet makes wall-mounted units attractive to a lot of homeowners.
  • Strain-Free Cleaning: It’s typically easier to clean the area around a wall-mounted toilet because you don’t have to bend or contort your body. Since they don’t sit on the floor, you can easily mop the floor underneath a wall-mounted unit without straining your back.

Cons of a Wall-Mounted Toilet

While there are some clear advantages to installing a wall-mounted toilet, there are also some drawbacks you should consider carefully. These potential pitfalls include:

  • Difficult Installation: Installing a wall-mounted toilet is usually more difficult than installing a conventional toilet. In general, you’ll have to remove drywall and reinforce the wall you’re going to attach the toilet to. If you fail to reinforce the wall sufficiently, it may collapse as your wall-mounted toilet is used over time.
  • Concealed Tank: Although a wall-mounted toilet’s concealed tank can improve the appearance of your bathroom, its positon behind the wall can make it difficult to perform repairs. If your unit doesn’t have an access panel, you may have to remove a portion of your wall to fix your toilet when necessary.
  • Adjustments Required: As you use your toilet, you’ll exert pressure on its wall mount. This can cause your wall-mounted toilet to become loose with repeated use. Even if your toilet was properly installed to begin with, it’s probable that you’ll need to adjust it as time goes by.
  • Increased Expense: Retailers view wall-mounted toilets as specialty items, which typically makes them more expensive to buy than more traditional toilets. Wall-mounted toilets often come with high-tech features such as automated lids and illuminated bowls. These additional features may make it more expensive to maintain your wall-mounted toilet if these add-ons need to be repaired down the line.

Contact Mr. Rooter of Oneida

If you’re trying to decide what kind of toilet to use in your home build or renovation, contact Mr. Rooter of Oneida to talk to a licensed plumber who is certified ty Onondaga County for plumbing leak detection or any plumbing-related project. We’ll discuss your project with you and help you choose the toilet that will be the perfect addition to your bathroom. Give us a call today.