Toilet - what height to choose?
This is a frequently asked question. A normal floor-mounted toilet is usually 40 cm high measuring up to the top edge of the toilet bowl. There's nothing we can do about that. Even though the toilet seat adds two to three centimetres, these toilets are typically lower than a standard chair which is around 48 cm high. The problem: the lower the seat, the harder it is to stand up. Manufacturers have reacted accordingly and offer taller versions of their floor-mounted toilets.
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If you have decided on a wall-mounted toilet, you can vary the height. The only restriction, however, is that the height must already be set when the on-the-wall element is installed. There are also taller wall-mounted toilets. You can then adjust the height without having to worry about the on-the-wall element.
Or simply choose an on-the-wall element whereby you can change the seating height later. Examples include the Geberit Duofix wall-mounted toilet element. This is practical if smaller and taller people and disabled and able-bodied people are all using the same toilet.
In general, to make the toilet seat stool height, a standard toilet bowl must be installed around three centimetres higher so that the top edge of the bowl hangs at 43 cm high.
In small bathrooms or guest toilets, standard toilets are often too long. A shorter toilet can help with this problem. You won't have to forgo stylish design with these compact toilet bowls either.
They are offered in popular ranges such as Subway 2.0, Architectura or O.novo from Villeroy & Boch, ME by Starck and Starck 3 from Duravit or in the Geberit (formerly Keramag) ranges iCon, Renova Nr. 1 and 4u. This means you can fit a toilet in the smallest of rooms.
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