In this post I want to talk about the benefits of installing a wall hung toilet , and I will dispel some of the myths out there that sometimes deter people from making the decision to choose a wall hung toilet.
What do we mean by wall hung toilet ?.
Well, it’s not quite wall hung , it certainly gives the illusion as it is hung on the wall, however, the key part in this is that the toilet pan is secured safely via a frame that is behind the wall.
The frame is secured to the wall and has two bolts which protrude out which allows the toilet pan to be secured onto it , all you then see is your wall hung toilet pan against your tiles.
Is it safe?
People ask this question and have a fear of the wall hung toilet pan falling off the wall.
Using Geberit Wall Hung frames as an example, this is tested to a weight of 400 kg ! that’s 63 stone in old money for us older generation ! I have had mine nearly 10 years now and have never had an issue and wouldn’t have anything else.
Having a wall hung frame or concealed cistern also allows any unsightly pipework to be hidden away behind the wall.
Another great reason for wanting a wall hung toilet toilet pan off the floor is for hygiene reasons and the ease of which you can clean underneath it, the bottom of a floor standing toilet pan can be a disgusting place where germs and dirt gather, but having the pan off the floor enables quick and easy cleaning of the area below it.
What if it goes wrong ?
Another question that is often asked is ,” what if something goes wrong? or ” how can I fix it?”
It is understandable that if you have everything tucked away behind the wall, you would want to know if any issue that arises could be resolved and with the concealed cisterns and wall hung frames this is easily resolved.
Access to the cistern is via the flush plate, the flush plate is easy to remove and you can then change everything from inside the cistern should you need to.
There is an isolating valve which means no running around trying to find your water stop cock, you simply isolate the water from the cistern
You then remove or replace the washers or valves , turn the water back on , replace the flush plate again and you are good to go.
Our technical page also has short instructional videos to help you with changing washers on the fill and the flush valve
In short , wall hung frames and concealed cistern are a great way to achieve a sleek modern, pipe free look for your bathroom which won’t cost you the earth.
Browse our shop if you just want a flush plate to replace an existing or broken Geberit Sigma one or if you are looking at a complete new installation and want a great value flush plate that wont break the bank.