Buying a new toilet isn’t just about purchasing the first one you see anymore. A new toilet is something that you want to last for a long time, therefore, it could be classed as an investment. And something that is going to play a key role in your day to day life for many years to come should be carefully considered.
While there are a few notable differences to consider before choosing between a one piece or a two piece toilet, there are also a few things that are similar with both kinds of toilet and still need to be taken into account when you’re choosing your new toilet: the flushing system and the brand you would like for example.
Below you will find a comparison of the main differences between a one piece toilet and a two piece toilet to help you to make you decision:
In general, one piece toilets are smaller due to the fact that the tank is connected directly to the toilet. This makes them a good choice if space is an issue.
One piece toilets sit lower too, making them a good choice if you have young children or any disabled adults who will be using the toilet on a regular basis.
A two piece toilet is generally higher from the floor and is ideal if someone elderly who has trouble sitting down low is going to be using it.
When compared with models that have similar specs, generally speaking a two piece toilet is cheaper to buy than a one piece. However, unless you’re planning on installing the toilet yourself, a one piece toilet is easier to install than a two piece meaning your plumber’s bill should be significantly lower for a one piece.
It’s also worth considering buying a toilet that includes WaterSense if saving money is your concern. Not only does it save money on water bills and conserve the environment, you might also be eligible for a rebate.
When it comes to keeping your toilet clean and germ free, one piece toilets are much lower maintenance. Due to the fact they have less piping and therefore less fiddly spaces to get into, they are quick and easy to clean both inside and out.
A one piece toilet is more durable than a two piece toilet, owing to the fact it comprises less parts, which means there are less things that can go wrong. However, due to the fact they sit lower to the ground, if something does go wrong, it can be hard to repair any problems yourself. This means that you might end up spending more money on repairs, but problems will occur less frequently.
So Which Is Better?
There’s really no right or wrong answer to this. The fact is that both one piece and two piece toilets have their good points and their bad points, and the decision really comes down to your own personal preference.
A one piece toilet is a good choice if you have a smaller space or if cleaning the toilet is your biggest bug bear.
A two piece toilet is a good choice if you have issues with sitting lower to the ground, or if the budget of the initial purpose is a big factor in your decision making process.
Whether you opt for a one piece toilet or a two piece toilet, there are hundreds of style and design options available and we highly recommend you do some research and read some impartial reviews of the various options.