Anyone looking to modernise their bathroom will appreciate the addition of a rimless toilet. Every homeowner would actually value these innovative amenities because rimless toilets are easier to clean and more hygienic than traditional toilets. They also have superior flushing.
Rimless toilet suites are rising in popularity and are expected to take over as the standard toilet design. But there’s no reason why you can’t be at the forefront of this trend, especially when a rimless loo can be that stylish saviour needed to elevate your bathroom to the next level.
We’re exploring these efficient systems and how they differ from the standard technology. So, here’s everything you need to know about rimless toilets.
Rimless Toilet vs Traditional Toilet
At a glance, modern rimless toilets don’t appear any different from a traditional toilet suite. It’s not until you lift the lid and peer into the bowl that you start to understand what makes this system superior.
Traditional toilets feature a rim that’s lined with small gaps for evenly distributing water around the bowl. The waterfall-like delivery cleans the bowl and removes waste, but it doesn’t always wash all areas effectively. And the rim itself holds stagnant water, which can become a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.
As the name suggests, the rimless toilet has no inner rim. There’s no concealed cavity under the edge to distribute water. Instead, the direct flushing system shoots water around the bowl in a spiral-like motion.
This rimless design and direct flush mechanism ensure a stronger, more thorough wash, and there’s no hard to clean rim or stagnant water present between flushes.
All other aspects of the rimless toilet suite remain similar to the standard system. Guests won’t even be aware of your superior flushing until they need to use the bathroom facilities.
Advantages of a Rimless Toilet
Hygiene and Cleaning: The rim of a traditional toilet is notorious for breeding germs and bacteria. You would typically need to get up under the rim at an odd angle with a brush and then use a cleaner in a specially shaped bottle to take care of this hard to reach space.
However, a rimless toilet has no concealed cavities for microscopic nasties, making them more hygienic. The potential breeding ground is naturally eliminated, and the bowl can be wiped clean much easier.
Advanced Flushing: The improved performance of a rimless toilet is all thanks to its advanced direct flushing mechanism. There’s no need to wait for the cistern to refill. A direct flush toilet is designed to meet the needs of consecutive users and so it can be flushed again and again with little downtime. The water flows around the pan more effectively, and the spiral motion reduces splashback.
Many brands claim that rimless toilets also save water, but there’s little data to support this. If you’re concerned about wasting water, consider a toilet with a higher WELS rating. The Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards rating reveals how much water each toilet uses per minute to help you make more informed purchases.
Price Range: There’s a rimless toilet suite to match every budget. Whether you’re looking for a basic design from an everyday brand or a European made porcelain throne to complement your dream bathroom, there’s a range of rimless toilets to meet your needs. For example, you can purchase a rimless toilet with a 4 star WELS rating from $155. At the high end, your bathroom can benefit from a premium rimless toilet suite for over $900, and there’s no cap on how far this could go.
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Best Rimless Toilet Suites
We’ve picked three of the best rimless toilet suites, all readily available on the market today. We are covering basic, mid range and luxury models with additional benefits. This is the ideal place to start if you’re looking into new toilet designs.
Basic: The Estilo Close Coupled Rimless Toilet Suite offers a classic toilet design at an affordable price. It features all the benefits of dual flush rimless toilets like a quick and easy to clean and it won’t break the bank. You can purchase an Estilo Close Coupled Rimless Toilet Suite from $155.
Mid Range: The Caroma Luna CleanFlush is one of the best rimless toilets available at a mid range price point. This easy to clean back to wall toilet features an elegant take on the classic toilet design. A powerful flush mechanism cleans the entire toilet bowl every time, and the controlled flow eliminates any chance of water winding up on the floor. You can purchase a Caroma Luna CleanFlush with prices starting around $500.
Luxury: For those chasing the best rimless technology without concern for cost, the Roca In-Wash Inspira Smart Toilet is the way to go. This premium rimless loo is modern, hygienic, and intelligent technology brings advantages like auto cleaning, night light, air dry, bidet and more into your home. The Roca In-Wash Inspira Smart Toilet is available in Australia for around $3,300. It’s available as a rimless wall hung toilet or traditional back to wall design.
So, that’s what you need to know about rimless toilet designs. Once you’ve found your dream loo, a plumber is required to take care of the install. Jim’s Plumbing has a team of local plumbers available 24/7 who can install rimless toilets at all hours and help elevate your bathroom to the next level.
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