When we talk about healthcare, we generally refer to WC and bidet which by all are considered i health care par excellence. These are always chosen in pairs, as if they were one.

In fact, not only is their function complementary and they must be installed next to each other (or at most one in front of the other), but also visually one has to deal with two almost identical elements, if not whether one is closed and has an axis, while the other is open and equipped with taps.

It is always the first elements that are placed inside a bathroom, if only because moving them, even slightly, is not always a simple undertaking.

Here, then, that the first question that arises every time you find yourself furnishing a new bathroom or having to renovate the existing one is: for which type of bathroom sanitary ware will be better opt?

There are many variables that come into play in the choice: style, dimensions, shapes, lines, materials and colors. Before anything else, however, you will have to understand if you want to install classic elements resting on the floor, or if you prefer to opt for new generation suspended sanitary ware.

Let’s see, then, to make some clarity on the subject.

Sanitary: suspended or on the floor?

Basically, the choice between suspended or under-floor sanitary ware is dictated by technical reasons, based on the preparation of the existing discharge.

Usually the old bathrooms have a floor drain, while the new ones have a wall drain. Obviously, installing toilet and bidet suspended in an existing bathroom where the sanitary fittings have a wall drain is not impossible, but theplant adaptation

implies greater jobs, even in economic terms.

The fixing of the wall elements and the fact that the drain must reach them requires walls of adequate thickness, greater than the classic 8 cm of holes. In fact, in the case of interventions on the existing one, a counter wall or a low wall is often created, just behind the sanitary ware, in which to collect the drain.

The fashion of the moment undoubtedly leads to a preference for suspended models. Keep in mind, however, that from a purely aesthetic point of view, normally, any line of sanitary ware, in the catalog, always offers the same solution in two versions: one that touches to the ground and a hanging one instead Wall.

This is true, at least, for all the health care products of the most well-known brands and for the lines that are the most commonly used.

All the advantages of suspended sanitary ware

By now, for some years now, suspended toilets are at the top of preferences, both of the individual owners of the buildings, of the builders who build new buildings, but also of the architects who deal with design or renovation.

It is therefore legitimate to ask why.

First of all, as with everything else concerning the way of furnishing, a bit is a matter of “fashion”: today the trend is without a doubt this! Then, however, secondly, other factors take over.

In the opinion of many, the suspended sanitary ware is more beautiful of those on the floor, even comparing the two variants of the same line, most people will consider the suspended one, which appears lighter and, once installed, it allows to see a greater floor surface, thus giving theimpression to have a space of larger dimensions. Furthermore, the suspended sanitary fixtures do not require silicone seals, which can degrade over time and if they are not properly placed they are really ugly to see.

However, most people, as a motivation for choosing suspended healthcare, adduce hygiene reasons. In theory, in fact, these sanitary fixtures allow to clean well and thoroughly the entire floor, without forming difficult-to-treat corners, such as those at the intersection between the base of the support sanitary ware and the floor itself.

But pay attention to the chosen model, because if the remaining space below the toilet is minimal, things get complicated!

Choice of the perfect model and prices

Difficult to find real faults in the floor sanitary ware. Perhaps the only one could be the price, because the suspended models are generally more expensive of the same in floor variant, but this is not an exaggerated surcharge. The major increases in economic terms, more than anything else, could be attributable to the work needed to move the drains to the wall.

For the choice of the perfect model there is really no embarrassment of choice: everyone will do as they see fit.

Clearly, first things first to deal with space which you have, because some models are specially super compact and others deliberately extra large.

Then, it’s just about taste and of budget that you are willing to allocate, because design sanitary ware, suspended or not, can also be very expensive indeed!

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Nathan Adams
Former art historian, professional IT consultant. I'm passionate about art, architecture, cinema, fashion, and design. On Spotless Homes I will tell you about the latest trends in home design, and I will point out some valid products that deserve to be known.