Posted on: 2nd Dec 2014
The humble toilet seat is an underrated necessity in the bathroom. A faithful servant for many, it has always been admired for its practicalities rather than beauty of design.
However, as the design of a bathroom becomes more important to homeowners, each element has undergone a measurable amount of scrutiny over the years – the toilet seat is no exception. From designs bordering on the bizarre to the varying materials used to provide optimum comfort, there is now a plethora of choice for the modern bathroom designer.
So if you're planning on adding the crowning glory to your "throne", read on, as we explain the things you'll need to consider when picking the right toilet seat for you and your bathroom.
Which material "wood" you prefer?
The main options are wood or plastic. With a plastic seat there is the opportunity to pick from an array of different designs including luxury soft close seats. The main issue with plastic, however, is that it can be cold to the touch, especially during the winter, but even throughout the summer.
The main types of plastic used for toilet seats are Thermoplastic and Thermoset. Without going into too much detail, Thermoplastics can be heated and remoulded time and time again, Thermoset plastics can only be heated and moulded once
Posted on: 12th Nov 2014
When you think of a wall hung toilet, you probably imagine something used solely in hotels, restaurants or even bars. However, with more design choices than ever, the traditional close coupled toilet now doesn't have to be the only option when it comes to your own bathroom.
Designs such as the back to wall toilet are becoming more popular, so maybe it's worth considering taking a fresh look at your options? These days adding a wall hung toilet to your bathroom is not as difficult as you think, with a whole kit costing as little as £300!
We take a look at just 5 reasons why a wall hung toilet could be a great investment:
1. Easier to clean
A major bonus, especially if you are one of those people (like me) who absolutely hate cleaning the bathroom. With no floor attachment, floors can be mopped or vacuumed without those awkward little nooks and crannies you often get with a traditional style toilet.
2. Space saver
With no external cistern, the projection of your toilet is significantly reduced, opening up your bathroom and giving you more space to play with. This is especially handy in smaller bathrooms.
3. Hidden plumbing
Not to sound negative, but the fact the cistern and all the plumbing is hidden behind a wall is one of the reasons why people often shy away from a wall hung toilet
Posted on: 6th Nov 2014
When designing any part of your home there are a wealth of furniture, materials, accessories and intrinsic designs to think of. The more choices there are, the harder the process has become!
In the past, planning your bathroom would have been considered one of the easier tasks when it came to the interior design process. However, as the range of products on offer have become more luxurious and accessible, the selection process has now become tougher than an X Factor judging panel!
From the big decisions, like choosing between a freestanding bath, shower or shower bath, right down to the little touches, such as your choice of shower mat, these decisions are both complicated and varied. When you invest in a bathroom, you want to ensure the items you choose are perfect for you.
Loos that certainly aren't Bog Standard
Even the humble toilet has proved to offer a lot more quality and variety for your money these days. Its design has come a long way since the early days and the traditional close-coupled design is no longer the only option.
Modern designs such as back to wall toilets are proving to be the most popular. Yet if you're only just entering the modernised bathroom world it can be difficult to pick which is the best for you.
Close Coupled v Back to Wall Toilet
For the uninitiated, a back to wall toilet differs from a close coupled toilet in the following ways:
With a back to wall toilet, the toilet pan (the bit you sit on) is separate to any other part of the toilet. The cistern is normally supplied separately