The Pros and Cons of a Back Flush Toilet

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If you are renovating your bathroom or thinking about purchasing a new house, you may want to know more about back flush toilets. Back flush toilets are becoming more popular throughout the country and there are many benefits of this type of toilet that justify this surge in popularity.

As with anything, however, there are also negatives to this type of toilet fixture. It is best to know the pros and cons of both back flush toilets and conventional, floor flushing toilets before you are stuck with one or the other.

Back Flushing Toilet Pros

One of the most commonly cited benefits of back flushing toilets is their appearance as compared to conventional, floor flushing toilets. Back flushing toilets create much cleaner lines for your bathroom, which gives your bathroom space a more modern and sleek appearance. Back flushing toilets also hide all of the pipes and plumbing fixtures that are often left exposed with floor flushing models, which also increases aesthetic appeal.

One of the sentiments that is often repeated to the benefit of back flush toilets is that they often feature more flushing power than their floor flushing counterparts. Often, this is due to pressure-aided devices in back flushing toilets that assist in the flushing process.

Back flush toilets can be very versatile in the sense that they can often be installed in places where floor flushed toilets cannot. Sometimes the proper fall for the drainage of waste cannot be achieved for one reason or another with conventional floor flushed toilets. In cases like this, back flush toilets can be an excellent solution.

For the most part, back flush toilets are slightly slimmer and more compact than their floor flushed counterparts. This conservation of space can help make your bathroom appear bigger and allow you to fit more into the same space.

Back Flushing Toilet Cons

One of the main negatives for back flushing toilets is that they are still not as widely produced or installed as conventional, floor flushing models. As a result of this, back flushing toilets are still something of a boutique market, and the corresponding costs associated with them are often higher as a result. Back flushing toilets are typically more expensive than their floor flushing counterparts, and there are fewer options to choose from, meaning that if you are installing a new unit or replacing an old one you will have fewer options in terms of appearance and color.

Back flush toilets have a reputation for being slightly less stable than floor mounted models. Since they are bolted directly to walls, they can become loose over time and will need to be readjusted regularly in some cases.

Back flush toilets have a number of proprietary connections and parts that are not seen in floor flush models, and as a result of this increased complexity there are more instances of leaking in back flush toilets than in floor mounted models. the diagnosis and repair of these leaks can also be more complicated due to having more seals to check.

Knowing the pros and cons of a black flush toilet will help you decide if you should include it in your remodel. An easier decision than the paint color!