On Toilet Types: What Are The Different Types Of Toilets?

On January 30, 2018 by Himanshu

On Toilet Types: What Are The Different Types Of Toilets?
Toilets are everyone’s daily necessity and have evolved along with the many innovations we have nowadays. They vary in shapes, sizes, designs, types, functions and flushing capabilities.

There are Four Different Toilet Types

  1. Two Piece Toilets

Also known as Two Piece or Coupled Toilet, are the most common toilet type. It has a separate bowl and tank which one needs to assemble during or before installation. Installation is, in general, difficult because of weight which can range from 25kgs to 50 kgs, depending on the design. These are easy to clean, relatively inexpensive when it comes to repairs and are ideal for adults because of the height. Also, when it comes to two-piece toilets, you can buy the seats in separate most of the time.

  1. One Piece Toilets

Also known as a Single Piece Toilet as they come in one ceramic piece, they are easier to install. These are, however, more expensive than two-piece toilets but are more durable and effortless to clean. They need a smaller amount of space and sit closer to the ground, which is why they are ideal for small children.

  1. Wall Hung Toilets

This toilet type takes up less space as these are wall-mounted, and tanks are inside the wall and hidden to the public’s eye. The only thing you can see is flush and bowl. These have sleek designs and are versatile, but are a bit expensive than the others and repairs need professional help.

  1. Smart Toilets

These are the most comfortable and functional type of toilet. Toilets are considered as ‘smart’ or ‘intelligent’ as they offer way more functions and features than most models do. Bidet seats, for example, are accessible in Japan and across Europe have remote controls and have the following functionalities:

  • Adjustable water temperature and pressure
  • Music player for privacy
  • Heated seat
  • Self-cleaning nozzle
  • Slow-close lid
  • Deodorizer
  • Heated air dryer

These four types are the number of pieces are needed to make up the toilet (one or two pieces), and the way of their installation are, either on the floor or the walls. In the US and most parts of the world, the four types mentioned above and the most popular ones.

There are other types of toilets which can be differentiated based on their functionality, place where people use them, who the users are and more. Some different types include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Kid’s Toilet

These are specifically designed to be smaller in size to accommodate kids under 12 years old.

  1. Elderly Toilet

These are toilets made to help adults alleviate pain, promote safety and prevent embarrassment.

  1. Squatting Pan

Popular in Asian countries such as Indian, China, and Japan, these are cheaper than other types of toilets and are used by crouching with bent knees, as the name suggests.

  1. Anglo-Indian

This toilet is also known as a combination toilet as you can use this either by sitting down or squatting.

  1. Portable Toilet

Also known as Mobile Toilets, are toilets that can be moved and placed in public places such as parks and used in events such as concerts.

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