Your Guide To Buying a Toilet

Posted by Annette Powell in DIY Advice |
Your Guide To Buying a Toilet

Welcome to the ultimate guide to buying the right toilet with Wellsons!

The following is an essential resource for DIY enthusiasts and home renovators in Australia. 

Choosing the perfect toilet for your bathroom can be a challenge, but this guide will make the process easy and straightforward.

We'll cover key factors to consider when making your purchase, including water efficiency, size, style, budget, and other important features. 

We'll also introduce you to our bestselling brands and provide top tips for an easy installation. 

By the end of this guide, you'll be equipped to choose the toilet that's perfect for your home.

Let's get started!

Key Things To Consider Before You Buy a Toilet

When exploring our toilets, there are several important factors to think about to ensure that you make the right purchase for your home.

  1. Water Efficiency WELS: Toilets are a significant source of water consumption in the home, so it's important to choose a model that conserves water. Low-flow toilets and dual-flush/half flush toilets can help reduce water usage.
  2. Size: Toilet suites come in a variety of sizes, so it's important to measure your bathroom space and choose a toilet that will fit comfortably. Measure the distance from the wall to the centre, as well as the distance from the floor to the top of the seat.
  3. Style: Our toilets come in a range of styles, including traditional, modern, and wall-mounted. Be sure to think about the overall aesthetic of your bathroom and choose a style that complements your decor.
  4. Budget: Toilets vary significantly in price, so it's important to determine your budget before making a purchase. The amount you spend will determine which models are suitable.
  5. Other Things To Think About: Remember all the extra factors that will influence your decision, such as seat comfort, height cleaning features, and durability. Consider these factors and choose a toilet that meets your specific needs.

Get the Perfect Toilet: Discover the Most Popular Brands & Styles

When it comes to buying a toilet, there are many popular brands and types to choose from.

  • Popular Brands: Some of the most popular toilet brands include Gallaria, Geberit, Fienza, and Turner Hastings. Each brand offers a range of options and features, so it's important to research each brand to determine what is most important for your needs.
  • Toilet Types: Toilets come in a variety of types. The most popular include the following:
  • Back To Wall Toilets: Because the cistern is hidden in the bathroom wall, these are ideal for smaller bathrooms and creating a minimalist look, as they don't have a visible waste pipe, flush pipe or tank.
    back to wall toilet
  • Closed Coupled Suits: A popular choice for their easy installation and versatility in bathroom design, these toilets can be fitted to match any decor.
    closed couple suits toilet
  • Electric Toilets: Enjoy an electric powered flushing mechanism and other features, such as heated seats and bidets, for complete convenience and luxury.
    electric toilet
  • Pros & Cons: When choosing a toilet, weigh up the pros and cons of each type. For example, one-piece toilets are more expensive but easier to clean, while two-piece toilets are less expensive but may have more seams and crevices that can trap dirt and bacteria.

Unleash Your Inner Plumber: Easy Tips for Installing Your Toilet

Installing a toilet can seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and knowledge, it can be a relatively straightforward process.

  1. Basic Steps: The basic steps involved in installing a toilet include preparing the area, removing the existing toilet, installing the new toilet wax ring, aligning the closet bolts, and securing the tank to the toilet bowl.
  2. Tips for Making the Installation Process Easier: To make the installation process easier, it's important to have the right tools and supplies on hand. This may include a plunger, a bucket, a wax ring, a closet bolt kit, and a hacksaw. 
  3. Professional Installation: For more complex installations or if you are not comfortable with the process, it’s always an option to work with a professional plumber. This will ensure that the toilet is installed correctly and will avoid potential issues in the future.

By following these tips and guidelines, you can successfully install a toilet in your home and enjoy a comfortable and efficient experience for years to come.

Make Toilet Shopping Simple With Wellsons

Your guide to buying a toilet is now complete! That was a lot of information to cover, but we're confident that you're now a toilet buying and installation expert. 

Whether you're looking for water efficiency, toilet style, budget or just the perfect seat height, you've got everything you need to make an informed decision.

So go forth, choose your toilet, and don't be afraid to install it yourself. Who knows, you might even discover a hidden passion for home renovation!

Just remember to always follow the instructions and contact Wellsons if you need a little extra help.

Happy flushing!