A large percentage of urban India has replaced the original squat toilet with floor-installed water closets also known as the flush toilet or lavatory. Though the floor-installed WCs have dominated the Indian market for many decades, today the new rage in the world of toilets is the European wall-mounted or wall-hung toilet.
If you are caught choosing between these two styles, we've outlined the pros and cons of both to help you decide.
Floor Installed WC - Pros
The floor WC is easy to install. There are a number of designs, colors, styles and materials to choose from. They are affordable and not too heavy on the wallet, unless you choose a higher end model from one of the top sanitary ware manufacturers. Since floor installed toilets have been around for so long, it is easy to find replacement parts.
Floor Installed WC – Cons
While it’s easy to clean the inside of the toilet with the best germ fighting liquid and toilet brush its cleaning the back, the tiny half-calves on the base, the area around the toilet seat hinges and the underside of the lid that presents a problem. This can become a chore and if not cleaned regularly, it can collect dirt and look very unattractive. If you have a small bathroom then a floor installed WC can make the bathroom look cramped and smaller.
Cleaning around the Floor WC can be hard work
Floor WC vs wall mounted WCs in a small bathroom
Wall Mounted WC – Pros
Wall mounted WCs have become quite the style statement in homes today. One of the biggest advantages of a wall-hung toilet is that it takes up minimal space. A wall mounted WC has a cleaner look design-wise because water outlets and connections are concealed creating a more compact look. You can install the wall mounted WC in at any point in the bathroom that has a water source. Another big advantage wall-mounted WCs are that they are easier to clean. The wall-hung WC utilizes less water for flushing which will help bring down your water bill as well as keep you environmentally friendly! In a small bathroom a wall-hung WC will occupy less space making your bathroom seem larger.
Wall-mounted WCs bring style to your bathroom
Wall Mounted WC – Cons
Wall-mounted WCs are expensive due to their higher cost of production. Installing this type of toilet is more difficult, not to mention more expensive. Wall mounted WCs require special mounts that prevent pulling or weighting the wall, while lack of easy access to the water cistern can make repairing a leak or block difficult. Over time, the WC may become loose due to constant use and require readjustments by an experienced plumber.
Wall-hung, modern WCs need special mounts
Now that you know the pros and cons of each type of WC, you can make an informed decision about which type will best suit your budget, bathroom and lifestyle.