When remodeling your bathroom, there are a wide variety of decisions that need to be made. From the color of the walls to the flooring, bathroom remodeling is full of choices! These decisions include what type of toilet you want. While this may seem like an easy decision, there are some considerations to take into account when choosing the right commode for your bathroom remodel.
Before you can choose between a one-piece or two-piece toilet, it is important to under the differences between the two. As you may have seen while browsing your local home improvement store, there are toilets in various shapes, styles, sizes, and constructs.
Choosing between elongated and round and the type of flushing handle are also important, but picking between a one-piece or two-piece toilet should be determined first.
One-piece toilets are defined as a toilet where the bowl and the tank form a single unit. This type of toilet will follow comfort height guidelines or can be found in standard heights and is a sleek and contemporary option.
The tanks on these tend to be slightly smaller when compared to two-piece toilets. They are more compact, but they are much heavier to move since they can’t be disassembled. While you avoid assembly with a one-piece toilet, the weight makes it difficult to install on your own.
One-piece toilets are easier to clean since there is no space between the tank and bowl, but keep in mind, if a crack or damage occurs, you may need to replace the entire toilet rather than just one component.
A two-piece toilet is a toilet that has the bowl and tank as separate units assembled to make a toilet. This type of toilet is offered in both elongated and round fronts and is available in various styles to match your bathroom remodel.
Just like the one-piece toilet, the two-piece is available in comfort heights and standard heights to meet your needs. Since the components of the toilet can be separated, two-piece toilets are not as heavy and difficult to transport. During installation, this weight advantage is helpful. There is, however, the added step of assembling the two parts during installation.
Unlike the one-piece toilet, if you get a crack in the bowl to tank, you can simply replace the broken component with no need for total replacement. With a separation between the tank and bowl, there is an added space to clean when maintaining your two-piece toilet.
Before choosing, be sure to think about your needs as well as the pros and cons of each type of toilet. One-piece toilets offer the advantage of a singular unit that doesn’t require assembly, as well as a modern, elegant look.
Two-piece toilets benefit the homeowner when it comes to size, weight, and installation. Since they can be disassembled, they are easier to manage during transport and installation. They also offer a variety of styles to suit your bathroom remodeling vision.