In 1840, indoor plumbing swept the British Isles and became one of the best innovations since the agricultural revolution. Now, we no longer had to leave the house to get water or go to the restroom. Instead, we could just go indoors. Now, indoor bathrooms had been in style for some time, as Hampton Court was equipped with an impressive array of indoor toilets. There was even one in the waiting room where Henry VIII would make his courtiers wait for him to rise and start petitioning him with requests. Toilets have come very far since then, and thankfully, they’re nothing close to the fixtures in Hampton’s Court water closets any longer. In fact, there’s quite a variety of toilets available, although, perhaps you wouldn’t know it. After all, a toilet is a toilet. Perhaps you’re familiar with the difference between a residential and industrial toilet, but past that, it’s understandable for your knowledge on the subject to be limited. Don’t fret, if you’re shopping for a new toilet, Above and Beyond is here to introduce you to your options and help you determine what will fit your needs best.
There are two popular types of toilets and if you pay attention, you’ve likely seen them in multiple different settings. A one-piece toilet is self-explanatory, it’s a toilet that’s only one piece. The tank, bowl, piping underneath and all the rest of the components are connected. One-piece toilets are known for how easy they are to clean, how sleek they look and how simple they are to install. If you install it with the same flushing system as a two-piece toilet, you’ll find that they use the same amount of water. They tend to be well-suited to smaller bathrooms, as they’re more compact and sit closer to the ground. This helps the space feel larger and prevents the toilet from becoming the most permanent and dominating fixture in a room.