What is a flush plate?
As our name flushplates.com suggests ,we know a bit about them.
We get a lot of questions from end users looking to replace theirs and asking what plate will fit with their cistern, so we have written a short overview below which we hope helps.
A flush plate is a device that is used to control the flushing of a toilet. It is a simple, yet essential component of any modern toilet system.
The flush plate is typically mounted on the wall above the toilet and is used to activate the flushing mechanism in a variation of ways.
Most modern plates usually consists of two buttons that are used to control the amount of water that is released from the cistern into the toilet bowl. One button is used for a smaller flush, which uses less water, while the other button is used for a larger flush, which uses more water. This feature helps to save water by allowing the user to choose the appropriate amount of water needed to flush the toilet.
Flush plates have come a long way in recent years and are now available in a wide variety of designs and styles allowing them to easily fit in with the overall aesthetic of any bathroom. Most are made of plastic or metal.
They can also be used to add a decorative touch to a bathroom. Many flush plates come in a range of styles and finishes, such as chrome, stainless steel, black or white. Some plates even come with illuminated buttons, which can be a stylish and practical addition to any bathroom.
Important to know
When it comes to choosing a flush plate, this will depend on what cistern you choose, it’s important to note not all flush plates fit every cistern.
Some work on a mechanical actuation , like our UVO brand . Some work on a pneumatic system ( air bellows) and some work on a infra red sensor-operated mechanism, which uses motion sensors to detect when the toilet is being used and automatically activates the flushing mechanism.
This type of flush plate is ideal for public restrooms or high-traffic areas, as it reduces the need for users to touch the flush plate.
Along with choosing the right flush plate , choosing the right cistern is equally if not more important .Find out why we think Geberit Sigma cisterns are the best in the business in our article here.
In conclusion, a flush plate is a simple but essential component of any modern toilet system. It provides users with a convenient and hygienic way to flush the toilet, while also helping to conserve water and reduce your water bill. With a wide range of styles and designs available, they can also be used to add a decorative touch to any bathroom.
If you want to know more about our flush plates or you just like a good read, head over to our blog page , where we have more information on all our products along with some general bathroom musings.
Above all, we are always happy to here directly from you too, so get in touch if you have any questions.