If you’re anything like us then you probably like to spend every waking minute eyeing up the newest and most exciting bathroom trends, though if you don’t (how weird!?) then you might have missed the memo on rimless toilets, one of the latest home bathroom trends that is currently coursing through the industry.
“What is a rimless toilet?” I hear you cry. Well, time to wipe that confused look off your face because Drench’s home bathroom experts are here to reveal all in another rip-roaring Drench blog.
Are you ready? Excellent – let’s plunge in.
How Do Rimless Toilets Work?
It’s actually quite difficult to imagine, upon first hearing the term at least, to imagine what a rimless toilet must look like. And when you do see one, you can be excused for not immediately being able to decipher the difference.
That’s because to discover the difference of a rimless toilet you must open the toilet lid and peer inside to the rimless toilet bowl. For although the rimless toilet looks rather identical on the outside, it’s inside that we discover their difference.
Yes, it’s as simple as that – there is no rim around the inside of the toilet bowl.
It doesn’t sound like much but let’s get into the details and we’re sure you’ll be just as “bowled” over as we were...
What Are the Advantages of Rimless Toilets?
Though it may not look much different the removal of the rim makes a big difference. A rimless toilet makes for significantly easier cleaning and a clear improvement in hygiene. There is no build-up of evil bacteria and no possibility for limescale to lurk. There is nothing except a smooth bowl that sparkles after every flush.
Most rimless toilets use a direct flush technique that shoots water around the basin of the toilet rather than have the water be redistributed in the manner of a traditional rimmed toilet. This direct flush washes the entire rimless toilet pan more efficiently and actually looks really cool when it does so.
And though the provided flush is far more powerful, the action itself is actually more economical than traditional rimmed toilets to help you save on those pounds and pennies.
So, a pathway to more modern design – tick. Saving on water bills – tick. Keeping your children safe and your home cleaner – tick. Sounds a little too good to be true, right?
What’s Wrong With Rimless Toilets?
As with any new product, you don’t want to be one of those who buys into it right away and then suffers as first edition troubleshooting catches you out. And we at Drench wouldn’t put you through that either.
We’re a sceptical bunch too, and that’s why our experts have spent hours of their own time researching the ins and outs of rimless toilet design and checking out the potential risks themselves.
Having done this, we’re pleased to say that there is no real drawback to rimless toilets. They are simply a fantastic new product that pushes an already-successful design and in doing so has created a new industry standard.
Rimless toilets meet the ever-growing modern consumer demand for the absolute cleanest products and so it is understandable why they are taking off in popularity so much at the moment. Our customers absolutely love them and we’re sure you will too!
Having said that, the one potential element for disaster is an overly full cistern causing the direct flush of the rimless toilet to act a little too energetically. If this is the case then flushing may result in water escaping from the bowl.
However, keep to the instructions that come with any new rimless toilet and we guarantee that you’ll keep your feet dry! And you can always call on us for advice at any step along the installation process!
Kings of Rimless
The rimless toilet is still a relative rarity in the home bathroom industry though a small number of elite brands have already come forth with a number of offerings, and boy are there some crackers amongst the pack!
In fact, we’ve been sold on the rimless toilet ever since we received our first RAK rimless toilet, and so have our customers! We then added to those slick designs with the regal Crosswater rimless toilet range and keep your eyes peeled for the understated style of Saneux rimless toilets arriving soon.
Drench is delighted to offer one of the country’s biggest rimless toilet stock and our inventory is ever-growing, harking new products from respected designers including Duravit, Twyford and Villeroy & Boch, while newer companies such as TOTO are proud to announce rimless to be the standard for their entire product range.
Keep an eye on the Drench blog for features on these fantastic new products as we receive them – in the meantime, let’s focus on three of our best-selling rimless toilets so far.
RAK Resort Mini Close Coupled Rimless Toilet & Soft Close Seat
First up we have this ultra stylish close-coupled rimless toilet by RAK, who as we mentioned are one of the pioneers of original rimless toilets. We don’t take on just any company, especially when dabbling in a field not yet established, and so you know the Resort design has the full Drench seal of approval.
Powered by a remarkable Geberit internal dual flush cistern, the Resort comes with a substantial 25 year manufacturer guarantee that displays the confidence RAK holds in the product.
Displaying assertive contemporary design and stunning vitreous china construction, this top-fixing, quick release, soft close seat unit with a 600mm projection is a revelation at the forefront of the rimless toilet movement. And at just £189.98 it’s fantastic value too!
Crosswater Wild Rimless Wall Hung Toilet & Soft Close Seat
Next up on our list is this rather slick wall-hung offering from Crosswater, another early pioneer of the rimless toilet. Similarly constructed of vitreous china, the Wild is available from £439.98
For that you receive a seamless, stylish toilet that can either be mounted smoothly to the wall or paired with a Crosswater back to wall toilet unit. Whichever route you choose is a sure path to a successful bathroom renovation!
Flushing the Wild produces simultaneous vertical and horizontal jets of water that run vigorously around the toilet pan for a totally clean bowl in a process that is quite mesmerising to observe. Sleek, minimal, stylish and of course rimless – Crosswater have created an incredible unit in the Wild.
Saneux I-Line Short Projection Rimless Back to Wall Toilet with Soft Close Seat
The final of our three stand-out units is this short projection back to wall number by Saneux, which is available for just £194.98 yet offers a lifetime guarantee against all manufacturing defaults! Saneux have a lot of faith in their I-Line and it’s easy to see why.
As its name suggests, this unit is a powerful aesthetic display by Saneux with its soft lines that many more expensive toilets cannot match. The I-Line’s mere 480mm projection makes it a perfect unit for smaller cloakroom bathrooms, though it can of course be used in any size bathroom you like.
Paired with a quick release seat for easy cleaning, the Saneux I-Line is a rather fantastic toilet that seems a luxurious option yet is phenomenally priced to suit all budgets.
What’s All the Flush About?
So there we have it – perhaps not as revolutionary as the grandeur of the name may suggest yet a clear evolution in toilet design, which admittedly is not always the most exciting field of design.
For those who have to clean the toilet, it is sure to be well-appreciated development. And for those who are still at the age where fingers are the best way to learn one’s surroundings, it is definitely a prevention against illness for which parents will be grateful. And for its reduction of water waste, our planet nods its ancient head.
With more and more new companies piling daily into the rimless toilet UK scene, we are sure to see this sector explode over the coming years. We will of course be bringing you more rimless toilet reviews as they come in, and in the meantime are available any time to provide you with expert advice on incorporating a rimless toilet into your home bathroom set-up.
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