There are several different types of toilet styles available to choose from:
The cistern is wall mounted and connected to the pan via a plastic link piece. There is a gap between the back of the pan and the wall behind.
CLOSE COUPLED (CC) SUITE
The cistern sits on the back of the pan, there is a gap between the back of the pan and the wall behind. Close coupled toilet suites tend to have a more fixed setout than those of other styles.
CLOSE COUPLED BACK TO WALL (CCBTW OR BTW) SUITE
Much like the CC toilet suite above, the cistern sits on the back of the pan, however the difference is the pan goes all the way back and sits flush with the wall behind the suite. There is also more flexibility with the S trap set out in this option.
As the pan sits flush with the wall behind, this can limit some situations when replacing an existing toilet suite, most commonly if the bottom water inlet tap is close in behind the pan.
IN-WALL ('CONCEALED) SUITE
This is where the cistern is installed inside the wall behind the pan, so it is 'concealed'. All you will see is the flush buttons and pan. This gives you the ability to have a floor mounted (BTW) or a wall hung pan. It is a great option for small spaces, as the pan doesn't project as far from the wall as a normal toilet suite.
Our smart toilets feature a built in bidet seat and ambient lighting (ambient lighting features in our Roca Inspira In-Wash smart toilet). They feature in-wash and drying functions (front and back) with temperature and position adjustment. User detection and a remote are also included with the suite.
This is where there is little-to-no rim around the inside of the pan and the water flushes from the back instead of the sides. When flushed, the flow of the water delivers a greater circulation of water flow to the entire bowl area. This eliminates splashing and improves cleanliness and hygiene.
Here are some helpful videos, which show how rimless technology works:
The rim around the top of the pan is completely enclosed in a box shape form. From within this box, there are holes the whole way around, which the water flushes from, dislodging debris.
Some older styles of toilets have an open rim pan, which is an old fashioned type.
Which type is the best fit for you?
It depends on the situation and personal preference. So if you're replacing an existing toilet suite or need a new one, talk to your local Reece team. There are specific details we need in order to find the right one to fit. While if it is a new space, then it is a lot easier and is more so what style you would prefer.