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If you are about to start your commercial washroom renovation or construction project, you may be wondering whether a commercial wall-hung toilet is the right choice for your design.
With our experience supplying commercial toilets for countless commercial washroom projects, we often help our clients analyse whether this style is best for their washroom design.
In this blog, we will discuss the pros and cons of wall-hung toilets and by the end of the article, we hope you can decide whether this type of commercial toilet is suitable for your washroom design.
Advantages of wall-hung toilets
- Easy to Clean
One of the biggest advantages of a commercial wall-hung toilet is that they make the toilet cubicle easier to clean. Since they are suspended from the wall, there is no base or pedestal to clean around. This makes cleaning the bathroom floor much easier and quicker.
- Improved Hygiene
A commercial wall-hung toilet is generally considered to be more hygienic because it is suspended off the ground, making it less prone to dirt, dust, and bacteria build up.
- Space Saving Design
Wall-hung commercial toilet pans are designed to save space. They take up less floor space, which is especially useful in smaller commercial washrooms. This allows you to accommodate more toilets in the same space, which is important in high traffic commercial settings.
- Modern Aesthetics
Commercial wall-hung toilets are known for their sleek and modern appearance. They are available in a range of styles and designs, making it easy to find an option that complements your commercial washroom decor.
A wall-hung Doc M toilet pan can be installed at a custom height to accommodate people with different physical abilities. This makes them a great choice for commercial facilities that need to comply with accessibility regulations.
- Efficient flushing
Having a delayed action inlet valve in the concealed cistern can lead to a more efficient flushing mechanism for wall-hung toilets, ultimately resulting in reduced water consumption and lower water bills.
Disadvantages of wall-hung toilets
Commercial wall-hung toilets can be more expensive than floor-mounted toilets, both in terms of the initial purchase price and the installation costs. The installation process can be more complex, requiring additional plumbing and structural support in the wall.
A wall-mounted WC pan features a concealed cistern that can be challenging to access and repair in case of issues. However, this can be easily avoided by installing an appropriate access panel or ensuring access to the cistern via the flush plate.
- Weight Limitations
Wall-hung toilets have weight limitations that need to be considered during installation. The weight of the toilet and the user must be taken into account when selecting a wall hung toilet and installing it on a properly supported wall.
- Replacement Parts
Finding replacement parts or a matching toilet seat may be more challenging if these components are purchased from different washroom suppliers.
- Installation Limitations
A commercial wall-hung toilet requires a properly supported wall and may not be suitable for all types of construction or remodelling projects. Some older buildings or structures may not be able to support the weight of a wall-mounted toilet, making them impractical or impossible to install.
Wall-hung toilet pans are typically made from durable materials but they can still be vulnerable to damage from heavy use because of the weight and force that is transferred to the toilet frame and supporting wall.
Are wall-hung toilet pans right for your washroom?
Although there are some drawbacks to consider, such as potentially higher costs, maintenance concerns, weight limitations, replacement part availability, and installation limitations, a commercial wall hung toilet comes with several advantages that may surpass the disadvantages.
The advantages of wall-hung toilets such as easy cleaning, improved hygiene, space saving design, modern aesthetics, accessibility, and durability, make it an excellent choice for high traffic commercial settings where maintaining a clean and hygienic environment is critical.
The space saving design of commercial wall-hung toilets may allow more toilets to be accommodated in the same space, making it ideal for smaller commercial washrooms, and the accessibility feature also makes it a great choice for environments that need to comply with accessibility regulations.
Ultimately, the decision to install a commercial wall-hung toilet should be made after careful consideration of the specific needs and requirements of the facility, as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks of this type of fixture. If you feel the disadvantages are not a deal breaker, then we would highly recommend choosing a wall-hung toilet for your commercial washroom.