This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well as part of a sub-series on toilets (yes, toilets!). To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
When you’re remodeling a small bathroom, you want to keep the floor as clear as possible as this helps the small room feel larger.
Wall mount toilets help do this.
A wall mount toilet is, quiet literally, a toilet which mounts to the wall rather than to the floor.
The very end of the toilet drain pipe is called a flange (or more accurately has a flange installed on it). This flange is generally secured to the subfloor and the toilet in turns secures to it.
With a wall mount toilet, clearly the drain pipe and the flange need to be mounted on the wall. The image below shows the mechanism.
With a wall mount toilet, part f the plumbing is to install that mechanism in the wall. It contains the tank, the drain, and the flange mentioned above.
After it is properly installed you install sheet rock over it, then later install the wall mount toilet.
Pros and Cons
The biggest advantage is the floor is kept clear, thereby creating the illusion that your small bathroom is larger than it actually is.
The biggest disadvantage is toilet mechanism is buried in a wall and sooner or later will require maintenance. For this reason I recommend this configuration when the wall behind the toilet is in a closet and can be left without shelving. That way when you need to get to the toilet mechanism, it’s not such a big deal.
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