One Piece or Two?
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Two-piece toilets have a more traditional look and cost less than one-piece toilets.
There are two main types of toilets: one-piece and two-piece. Both function the same way, but each has its own unique style:
- Two-piece toilets have a separate water tank and bowl. The water tank is one piece, and it rests on the back of the other piece, the bowl. The water tank usually has a much higher profile than one-piece toilets.
- These toilets have a more conventional and classic appearance and work well in traditional style bathrooms
- Two-piece toilets are generally tougher to clean than one-piece toilets because they have lines, edges and crevices where dirt can accumulate.
- Two-piece toilets are easier for manufacturers to produce, which makes them more affordable for consumers.
You will also have two main options for the shape of your toilet bowl: round or elongated. An elongated bowl will have an oval shape and usually be between 1 to 3 inches longer than a round bowl. An elongated bowl might be more comfortable for adults, as it provides more space at the front of the bowl than a round model. However, round bowls will take up less space and might work better in smaller bathrooms.
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One-piece toilets look contemporary.
• One-piece toilets get their name because the bowl and water tank are in one unit. The water tank typically has a low profile.
• The style of one-piece toilets is a better fit for modern-looking bathrooms. because the seamless look makes for a sleeker, more minimal looking toilet.
• The seamless design of one-piece toilets makes them easier to clean, as there are fewer cracks and crevices for dirt to get trapped in.
• One-piece toilets are typically more expensive because they are more difficult to manufacture.