How to choose a good quality toilet

By Admin | Plumbing And Water Supply
14 April 2016

toilet - an essential attribute of any modern bathroom plumbing.The first models of toilets were made in the troubled times of the Middle Ages, mainly to meet the needs of the then natural nobility and people with very high incomes.Today, buy a new toilet can afford to almost everyone.However, most of us, going to the plumbing shop, usually given by a logical question: how to choose a bowl of good quality, and even the price that was not too high, this is what will be discussed further

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  1. Determine the budget for the purchase
  2. determined with a way to mount the toilet
  3. Choosing a toilet bowl
  4. Systems flush toilets
  5. How to choose a toilet without splashing - system antivsplesk how to identify its presence when buying toilet
  6. How to determine which need sewage release?
  7. means of fixing the toilet tank
  8. Determine the material
  9. manufacturing know-how in the world a little bit about plumbing, or "smart" toilets
  10. Video: How to choose a toilet?Which is better to buy?

Determine the budget for the purchase

cost toilet varies depending on the type, the kind of cup, the material from which it is made, some specific details in a particular design, but the trend is such that the total cost of plumbing determineddepending on the country of origin.For example, the toilet ceramics in different countries will be different.On the pricing effect and customs duties, and technological and raw power of a particular country and, of course, the quality of products.

Conditionally presented in selling toilets can be divided into three price classes:

  • Budget option;
  • Plumbing middle price segment;
  • expensive plumbing luxury.

Budget option

toilet bowls to the budget can be attributed almost 80% of domestic products manufactured on an industrial scale.We can not say for sure that all the bowls of Russian production of low quality.No, it is mainly determined by the low cost of the absence of duties and transport costs.In general, the quality of domestic products is quite tolerable, and if it is a foreign company with production branch in our country, in this case, it is sometimes possible to buy a bowl of very good quality for our little Russian prices.

also quite often referred to the budget plumbing toilets manufactured in China.I love these guys make the products of average quality, but the price they especially do not turn up.When it comes to installing a toilet in the office, or medical school, then buying budget plumbing is the best option.

Plumbing middle segment

Plumbing average price segment, the Russian market is represented mainly by manufacturers from countries such as Finland, the Czech Republic or Poland.Just a small fraction of toilets at average prices is imported from Turkey and Spain.Typically, the cost of these toilets import countries varies 150-250 dollars.However, among the Spanish production model, sometimes you can find the toilets, for which the price can exceed $ 400.

expensive plumbing luxury

Toilets, which can rightly be called an elite luxury fixtures, to the territory of our country are imported mainly from Germany, Austria and Sweden.These countries have long proven themselves as manufacturers of quality plumbing.The average price of a toilet bowl, for example, from German ranges 300-550 dollars.Of course, much still depends on the toilet which company to choose, because, as you know, the company The company - discord.

determined with a way to mount the toilet

Since we are mainly talking about how to choose a toilet for the home, and, in fact, the very plumbing is to choose on the basis of capacity planning and space bathrooms.

most common models of toilets:

  • Floor;
  • Suspended.

squat toilet - a classic

Mounted fixed leg in a certain place - the base, gradually turns into an extended cup.Installation of the base to the screed is performed using anchor bolts and clamping nuts.Often you can find in the sale model, which provides complete addl skirt that is able to completely cover the lower base of the toilet.This skirt has successfully defended the lower base of sanitary ware from premature contamination, that is, to make wet cleaning the outer surface of the toilet becomes a lot easier.

Squat toilet with a joint reservoir
squat toilet is ideally suited to the layout with a separate bathroom, or if the toilet is combined with a bath and a total floor area exceeds 6 square.m.

Another option squat toilet is a device that can be installed in a corner.

Corner knitaz
Corner toilets are a special form of the tank and the rear of the bowl, which allows them to be installed in a corner of the room.

In all other cases, if the area of ​​a small bathroom, it is in order to save space is to choose the best type of toilet suspended.

Suspended toilets

The suspended toilets absent leg - base and, besides, when installed toilet unable to mount much as possible close to the wall.

Suspended WC with concealed cistern
mount the toilet on the plane of the wall is made by integrated into the thickness of the walls of the metal frame, which is fixed by means of special anchors or welding work.

addition to floor and suspended toilets, much less in selling toilets can be found such as ladders.Side toilet if figuratively speaking - a hybrid of a false floor and toilet.That is, the plumbing has a base mounted on the surface of the floor, but the toilet is installed against the back wall.This cistern is located in the interior of the wall.Why is this type of toilet uses less popularity is difficult to explain.Rather, it is simply all a matter of habit.

Choosing a toilet bowl

the bowl are the following forms:


The funnel toilet bowl


Belleville toilet bowl


Visor shape of the bowl

funnel bowl

The funnel-shaped bowldrain hole is located almost in the center.As a rule, most of the sewage immediately falls into the sink, and the descent of water in the cistern, the remaining impurities on the surface are washed off completely.Advised to buy a toilet bowl with a funnel can be safely all those puzzled by the question of how to choose a toilet without splashing, so you do not regret.Splashing does not absolutely, yes, and also, in addition to use with the brush almost do not need.

Belleville Belleville

bowl bowl characterized by the fact that the drain hole is shifted slightly forward and on the way of the flow of water from the drain valve to drain there is a small depression.During operation, all products of human activity initially hits the sink, and in the recess of cup from which they subsequently washed away under the pressure of run-flat water in the tank.When you install the toilet bowl with a plate often require additional configuration work of toilet tank and adjusting the volume of water supplied for flushing.The fact is that the diaphragm cup with the excessive head of turbulence can occur in the water flow, which, in fact, may lead to splashes.


bowl of the toilet bowl in the visor hole sewage sludge as an approximate forward.However, in the place where the cup is dished recess in the cup visor contrary, there is a small protruding Radius bend.In the operation of most of the impurities on the wall of the bowl is rolled directly into the drain, and the remaining residues are washed away the pressure of the water.Toilets with visor bowl as well as a funnel rarely produce water spray.

Systems flush toilets

In modern models of toilets flushing sewage produced in two ways:

  • straight flush;
  • Back circular flush.

Straight flush

Straight flush

straight flush system is characterized by the fact that water moves almost in a straight path from the drain hole on the wall of the reservoir cup to the sink.Because of the direct path of the water flow, the direct discharge of the same name - a cascade or horizontal.

In principle, the system is draining realized almost all models of toilets, which are produced during the Soviet era.

+ advantage of direct draining - one calling, dangling a powerful stream of water can wash away all uncleanness, located in the center of the bowl.

- lack of direct draining - during the descent of the water flow does not cover or only slightly washes the inner surfaces of the bowl, as a result you must use the cleaning brush.

circular wash

Reverse circular flush or as it is called - circular or shower system is radically different from the above-described flushing.In the shower system, water does not flow in a straight path, and the descent of a tank, the pressure moves in a peculiar grinding ring and flows uniformly over the entire area of ​​the bowl.

+ advantage of circular feedback system - virtually no noise during the flushing occurs even wash the entire surface of the bowl.

- Disadvantages circular systems - plumbing, which implemented the system, is much more expensive toilets with direct discharge.

There is also a high risk that a few years later the drain holes located in the groove under the rim may become clogged due to salt deposits.

The circular wash

Wondering how to choose the toilet to have a good wash off, as a rule, have to choose from the "lesser of two evils."In the first case, the plumbing will be cheaper, but it is sometimes necessary to resort to the help of their brush.In the second case, the plumbing will cost more, but the toilet is always clean and tidy.

How to choose a toilet without splashing - antivsplesk system, how to determine its presence when buying toilet

system is designed to compensate for the spray during use the toilet.It should be noted that in many toilets markings indicated the existence of such an option, but in practice the trust publicity stunt manufacturers not worth it.Make the right choice, you can independently explore how the system works and what it consists of.

Toilet bowl with a system antivsplesk

Some consultants in the plumbing shop trying to tell the client that antivsplesk is a sloping wall on the inner surface of the device on which the water flows slowly, thereby forming a spray.Such an explanation can not be real, and suggests that either the seller ignorant or trying to sell a product which has antivsplesk system.

Antivsplesk in the bowl - is a drain hole formed in a special geometric form, which is possible is narrowed and recessed into the bottom of the toilet bowl.Also opening is offset from the axis of symmetry of one of the parties, and the level of the water column in the hole is significantly reduced.In addition, he designed a circular contour of the rim, performs additional compensatory function.

The photo shown antivsplesk system in all its "glory."

Peering and removing the optical distortions caused by water in the photo can be determined that the hole for drainage is very narrow, and the water level is unusually low.

How to calculate the height of the water column in the drain holes at the store

considering an option to purchase is necessary to identify the product in the non-connected water level, which is known to be the smallest.This skill is useful for selecting high-quality toilet with a system antivsplesk.

From physics course known that according to the law of communicating vessels, the level in the bowl will be determined lowest point of the outlet located on the back side.

The water level in the toilet
To determine the level of water is sufficient to hold mentally line parallel to the floor through the bottom point of the toilet bowl outlet and the level of the line to determine the water column in the discharge hole.

antivspleska criteria for any shape, size, color are the same toilet.Taking them as a basis you can be sure that the chosen toilet will fit the desires and bring only pleasure.

How to determine which need sewage release?

Immediately I must say that any of these types of waste outlet, does not have any advantages or disadvantages were.Manufacturer of sanitary ware specially developed models with different editions to facilitate mounting and connecting the toilet to the sewer system.That is, going to the store to buy a new toilet, be sure to be visually inspected the location of sewer pipe and its socket in the bathroom.Based on the fact, as the bell is - the entrance to the sewer, the toilet make the choice with a certain type of issue.

Models toilets are three types of waste outlet:

Oblique release toilet

Diagon release

models oblique release - set if the socket is located, or at a slant, or very close to the floor surface.For example, after the dismantling of the old toilet was made tie, perhaps even with underfloor heating or insulation, as a result of the entrance to the sewage system has become is only a few centimeters above the base sex.

Horizontal outlet toilet

Horizontal outlet

Models with horizontal outflow - buy in if the socket located on the riser is raised above the floor in the bathroom 5-10 cm. Or, in cases where the sewer pipe located inthicker screed, and rises above the surface of the floor L-shaped inlet socket.

Vertical outlet bowl

Vertical release

Models with vertical outlet.So how to choose a toilet is necessary in a specific area with existing communications, then there are cases where sewage runs horizontally under the tie, and the socket is not against the wall and pushed forward, such as 40-60cm.In this case, to install a toilet bowl with vertical outlet can be at the location where the entrance to the drain, and the horizontal output and the socket is connected by a short pleated cuff.

means of fixing the toilet tank

cistern connected to the toilet can be shared - is mounted on the rear shelf plumbing or separate - separate from the toilet is located in the plane of the wall or installed directly in the thickness of the wall.

joint method of securing a tank - a classic option, when all the plumbing is a unified whole.Install a tank of simpler, easier and cheaper.Installation of the tank on the back shelf toilet is performed using two bronze or stainless steel screws with rubber sealing gaskets.

Combined with toilet cistern
This mounting method is good that, if necessary, drain tank can be replaced quickly enough to the new by a simple installation.

Separate cistern - a good solution for bathrooms with a small area.If you purchased the toilet without the rear parcel shelf, for example, suspended or auxiliary, then the toilet itself is located close to the wall, will take up less storage space.The very same tank can be placed on the surface of the wall near the ceiling or make additional betonovyrubku and install a tank in the rear bearing wall (or build a false wall).It must be said that, if the drain tank is mounted on the wall, can be obtained another advantage - the more powerful the pressure of water in the bowl.It can contribute to both conserve water and improve the hygienic condition of the toilet.It was not clear moments?