Rimless toilets are one of the new boys on the block in toilet design, and something that you’ll be hearing about a lot over the next few years.
Replacing the toilet in your bathroom is (for most) quite a rare occurrence, thankfully, so it’s unlikely that you’ll have been keeping up to date with the latest in toilet design.
But if you are looking at revamping your bathroom / cloakroom, then you’ll sure to be hit by the way that the humble toilet has had a complete makeover and how it’s even now becoming ‘smart’!
What is a Rimless Toilet?
It does what it says on the tin. But this small, seemly insignificant change can make big difference in your bathroom.
In only a matter of months, our Bathroom department here at Chandler’s has already seen a significant rise in manufacturers supplying rimless pans as standard. Not only is it good news for them as the cost of rimless pans is lower, but that also good news for the customer, as there are many advantages to rimless toilets, one of them being that they’re practically self cleaning.
From the outside, a rimless toilet looks just like any toilet you’ve ever seen, but open the lid and you’ll notice something different. Most rimless toilets use a direct flush technique that more evenly and more effectively cleans the entire pan. And of course, any bacteria or limescale simply gets washed down the pan instead of getting caught under the rim.
Despite the newness of the technology, rimless toilet prices are broadly similar to the current prices of many mid-range toilets, making them financially viable for almost everyone. We wouldn’t be surprised if the prices dropped further when they become more popular.
To boot, there’s zero installation frustration when installing a rimless toilet and they still come in the same styles as ‘traditional’ toilets, with close-coupled, back-to-wall and wall hung designs all available.
The popularity of smart toilets is well on the rise in the U.K.
Bidet-style smart toilet seats have been used in other countries such as Japan for many years now and are considered the most hygienic way to clean after using the toilet. Much like a standalone bidet, smart toilet seats shoot jets of water to clean you, dry you and some can do this while playing your favourite tune.
Few bathroom experts saw the smart toilet becoming as popular in the UK as it has in the last couple of years, so at the moment, no-one is predicting where smart toilets might be in a few more years. Currently ranging from £500-£5000, their growing popularity will almost certainly mean that we see an influx of competitively priced smart toilets enter the market in the near future.