Tips for Purchasing a Commercial Toilet

Water efficient toilets

When looking to purchase a commercial toilet, there are a variety of things to consider. Most toilets, including commercial toilets, are available in two different designs: a one piece commercial toilet and a two piece commercial toilet, or a close coupled toilet. Close coupled toilets are the most common and ten to be the cheaper option for a commercial toilet. These toilets employ an attached but separate tank and bowl, while one piece toilets have a tank built into the back of the bowl.

In addition, when purchasing a commercial toilet you will also want to consider seat shape and size. Toilet bowls come in either round or elongated models. Elongated seats are generally about two inches longer, and provide a bit more surface area. Round toilets, however, are smaller and therefore tend to be better for tight spaces. Additionally, toilets also come in different height options.

You will also need to consider the flush system. Most toilets operate on a gravity flush system, relying on the pressure of water in the tank as well as the weight of the water in the bowl to force water and waste into the pipes. These gravity flush toilets are the most common and least expensive option for a commercial toilet. Pressure assisted toilets, however, are gaining in popularity. These incorporate a cylinder of pressurized air inside the toilet tank to provide force to the flushing mechanism. These types of modern toilets typically have a loud, forceful flush, and are often used in commercial bathrooms. You might also consider water efficient toilets. These contemporary toilets offer a “half flush” for liquid waste and a “full flush” for solid waste, saving water.

Lastly, you will also want to consider attachment method. Whether you choose a floor mounted or wall mounted commercial toilet will depend on the plumbing in your bathroom. The drain line in your bathroom is the pipe that takes the water and waste from your toilet bowl to the sewer or septic tank, and this can be either a floor discharge or wall discharge design. If you have a floor discharge drain line, your toilet will need to be bolted to the floor. Similarly, a wall discharge drain line requires a wall mounted toilet.

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