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“Toilet Talk” – A Renovators Guide

``Toilet Talk`` – A Renovators Guide

With regards to redesigning and drawing in with plumber – don’t’ let your fantasy bathroom sanctuary become mixed up in translation. There are countless various terms to comprehend. Here is a speedy aide for familiar Toilet Talk that
will get you communication in similar language as the specialists.

TYPES OF TOILETS

Who would believe that there are so many different types of toilets?

Generally, when buying a toilet you would buy a toilet suite. It’s good to know that a suite is made up of two pieces – the pan and the cistern.
The pan is the part you sit on, and the cistern is the water tank.


When talking about different types of toilets, the differences can be impacted by the cistern, the pan, or both.

1. Close-Coupled Toilets

The pan and cistern are joined together so you cannot see the flush pipe. This type of toilet suite is a very traditional look and suits all types of bathrooms.

2. Wall Faced Toilet Suites

The back of the pan sits flush against the wall, meaning there are no gaps between the toilet and the wall at all. This is a solid unit and creates a bold look in your bathroom. Due to no gaps between the toilet and the wall, it is easier to clean.

3. Invisi Concealed Toilets

The cistern (or tank) is hidden inside the wall cavity – leaving only the toilet pan to be seen. This style of toilet is very modern in design and takes up little space in your bathroom – perfect if you are working with a smaller bathroom.

4. Connector Toilet Suites

This toilet suite is the most traditional-looking toilet with the cistern joined to the pan by a plastic flush pipe and connector plate. It provides the greatest amount of flexibility for installation.

5. Rob Hooks

These have some easy tricks to hold your towel without taking up more space in your room. You will have the hanging robes to hang your hair dryers, straighteners and bags for makeup or shaving items. You should add this in your bathroom to make it extra attractive. 

Here, you can have a look: Rob Hooks

CONNECTORS AND WATER SUPPLY

The type of connectors used for each of the toilets is critical for your plumber to get right, especially if you are not moving any existing plumbing. The type of connectors you’ll hear them talk about include:

1. P-Trap

A U-shaped (or side-ways P-Shape) waste pipe that exits a toilet horizontally through the wall behind the toilet suite. P-traps hold a small amount of water in the U-shape to prevent sewer gases infiltrating your home.

2. S-Trap

An S-trap (shaped like an S) waste pipe exits a toilet suite vertically through the floor. S-traps also prevent sewer gases infiltrating your home.

3. Inlet

Water supply to the cistern is via a water inlet through a tap on the wall or flexible metal hose connected to the cistern.

For close-coupled toilets, the inlet can be a back/top inlet (located in the cistern out of sight) or a bottom inlet (positioned beside the toilet pan in view).

4. Orbital and Uni-Orbital Connectors

Unique to Caroma, these connectors provide installation flexibility and so are often a plumber’s friend.  Ideal for retrofitting an existing bathroom or fitting a new bathroom, they can often avoid the expense of moving existing plumbing.

When replacing a toilet, check the water inlet and trap set-out to ensure they match otherwise you will need to move to plumb.

OTHER FEATURES TO CONSIDER:

There are also other features in toilets that you should consider when ensuring that you select the right toilet for you and your family. At Caroma, the inventor of the half flush, we are proud to have other great technologies available in toilets including:

1. Drop-Zone

A polite term for where your bodily wastelands due to toilet bowl design. A well-designed ‘drop-zone’ can minimise cleaning.

2. Rimless

The Caroma Cleanflush Rimless toilet is more hygienic. Water distribution (flush) is from the rear of the pan rather than from under the traditional toilet rim. Germs have fewer places to hide. The flow is more efficient and ensures a more complete clean of the toilet bowl with every flush.

A unique technology to Caroma patented antimicrobial formula that kills a minimum of 99% bacteria it comes into contact with, when applied to products. This technology helps prevent the spread of germs and makes cleaning easier.

``Toilet Talk`` – A Renovators Guide

With regards to redesigning and drawing in with plumber – don’t’ let your fantasy bathroom sanctuary become mixed up in translation. There are countless various terms to comprehend. Here is a speedy aide for familiar Toilet Talk that
will get you communication in similar language as the specialists.

TYPES OF TOILETS

Who would believe that there are so many different types of toilets?

Generally, when buying a toilet you would buy a toilet suite. It’s good to know that a suite is made up of two pieces – the pan and the cistern.
The pan is the part you sit on, and the cistern is the water tank.


When talking about different types of toilets, the differences can be impacted by the cistern, the pan, or both.

1. Close-Coupled Toilets

The pan and cistern are joined together so you cannot see the flush pipe. This type of toilet suite is a very traditional look and suits all types of bathrooms.

2. Wall Faced Toilet Suites

The back of the pan sits flush against the wall, meaning there are no gaps between the toilet and the wall at all. This is a solid unit and creates a bold look in your bathroom. Due to no gaps between the toilet and the wall, it is easier to clean.

3. Invisi Concealed Toilets

The cistern (or tank) is hidden inside the wall cavity – leaving only the toilet pan to be seen. This style of toilet is very modern in design and takes up little space in your bathroom – perfect if you are working with a smaller bathroom.

4. Connector Toilet Suites

This toilet suite is the most traditional-looking toilet with the cistern joined to the pan by a plastic flush pipe and connector plate. It provides the greatest amount of flexibility for installation.

5. Rob Hooks

These have some easy tricks to hold your towel without taking up more space in your room. You will have the hanging robes to hang your hair dryers, straighteners and bags for makeup or shaving items. You should add this in your bathroom to make it extra attractive. 

Here, you can have a look: Rob Hooks

CONNECTORS AND WATER SUPPLY

The type of connectors used for each of the toilets is critical for your plumber to get right, especially if you are not moving any existing plumbing. The type of connectors you’ll hear them talk about include:

1. P-Trap

A U-shaped (or side-ways P-Shape) waste pipe that exits a toilet horizontally through the wall behind the toilet suite. P-traps hold a small amount of water in the U-shape to prevent sewer gases infiltrating your home.

2. S-Trap

An S-trap (shaped like an S) waste pipe exits a toilet suite vertically through the floor. S-traps also prevent sewer gases infiltrating your home.

3. Inlet

Water supply to the cistern is via a water inlet through a tap on the wall or flexible metal hose connected to the cistern.

For close-coupled toilets, the inlet can be a back/top inlet (located in the cistern out of sight) or a bottom inlet (positioned beside the toilet pan in view).

4. Orbital and Uni-Orbital Connectors

Unique to Caroma, these connectors provide installation flexibility and so are often a plumber’s friend.  Ideal for retrofitting an existing bathroom or fitting a new bathroom, they can often avoid the expense of moving existing plumbing.

When replacing a toilet, check the water inlet and trap set-out to ensure they match otherwise you will need to move to plumb.

OTHER FEATURES TO CONSIDER:

There are also other features in toilets that you should consider when ensuring that you select the right toilet for you and your family. At Caroma, the inventor of the half flush, we are proud to have other great technologies available in toilets including:

1. Drop-Zone

A polite term for where your bodily wastelands due to toilet bowl design. A well-designed ‘drop-zone’ can minimise cleaning.

2. Rimless

The Caroma Cleanflush Rimless toilet is more hygienic. Water distribution (flush) is from the rear of the pan rather than from under the traditional toilet rim. Germs have fewer places to hide. The flow is more efficient and ensures a more complete clean of the toilet bowl with every flush.

A unique technology to Caroma patented antimicrobial formula that kills a minimum of 99% bacteria it comes into contact with, when applied to products. This technology helps prevent the spread of germs and makes cleaning easier.

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