If you have ever dealt with a tradie, you will know just how much jargon they use. To them, it’s the lingo they use daily. Before you get into a bathroom renovation, it’s wise to learn a little bit of the common phrases you may hear from your tradies. This is your guide to toilet talk.
The toilet features several components, the main one being the cistern. The cistern is the compartment that holds the water you flush your toilet with. Once the toilet has been flushed the water from the system pours into the bowl to flush your waste, then it refills the cistern. There is more than one kind of cistern; here’s what you need to know.
When planning bathroom renovations, it’s important to understand how existing elements impact the choices you make now. You need to know exactly what you’re working with.
If you replace a toilet, you need to know which trap you have, as some are designed for one specific configuration.
We briefly touched on the inlet’s job in our cistern toilet talk. It’s the component that delivers the water supply to the cistern. Close-coupled toilet inlets are bottom or back/top. The bottom inlet is beside the pan, and you will see the hose and valve. A back/top inlet is out of sight as it is within the cistern.
When renovating bathrooms, it’s important to match the trap and inlet position when shopping for a new toilet. Older toilets often feature a bottom inlet so, if you want a back/top, it might require some plumbing moves, which will increase the cost of your bathroom renovation Sydney.
You may also hear your tradies discuss rimless technology and smart toilets. The former is standard in Australia today. The toilet has a rimless pan to increase hygiene as it makes for an easy clean. It’s also more water-efficient because the first flush is more than enough. A smart toilet generally includes washing and drying features to enhance the user experience.
If you are planning bathroom renovations and need some professional advice, Crystal Bathrooms Sydney can help every step of the way.