Bathroom Renovation: Why Tankless Toilets Are Becoming Popular
Planning a bathroom renovation? Then you’re in luck. Tankless toilets have been rising in popularity recently, meaning they are cheaper and far more accessible than they used to be five, ten years ago. If you have the resources for it, we strongly recommend swapping out your conventional toilet for a sleeker, trimmer, tankless version.
Frees Up Space
If you’re looking to add a little more room to your bathroom with a bathroom renovation, investing in a tankless toilet is a smart move to make. Removing the clunky tank of a conventional model leaves you with (quite literally) the bare minimum.
You’ll find that a tankless toilet takes up less floor and wall space than a standard one. These excellent little space-savers can instantly make a cramped bathroom feel a little more breathable.
Conventional toilets—especially older models—use around 3.5 gallons of water per flush (gpf).
Tankless toilets, on the other hand, use about 1.6 gpf.
After 10 flushes, a conventional toilet has consumed a whopping 35 gallons of water whereas a tankless toilet has only eaten about 16. That’s less than half the water used.
The good news is that if your conventional toilet is a newer model manufactured in the last five years or so, your water consumption might not be so bad. Recently approved laws now require all manufactured toilets—even the conventional ones—to use no more than 1.6 gpf, so you’re at least saving half of what you would have with an older model.
However, tankless toilets still have the upper hand. Advanced tankless toilet models allow you to manually input your own preferred gpf, which means you can set your toilet to use even less than a gallon per flush.
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Aside from taking up less space, tankless toilets are also extremely flexible in terms of positioning and design. Lack of a tank means that you can mount the toilet on the wall to free up floor space or squeeze it into a corner for a neater, more compact look. Mounting the toilet to the wall also means you can adjust the seat’s height to your liking. What’s more, its minimal, condensed size works well with sleek, modern, and contemporary room designs.
Minimal Maintenance/Repair Needs
Conventional toilet tanks hold roughly three gallons of water on average. There are other models that can hold more. Aside from the fact that all three gallons are wasted in one flush, storing water in the tank may lead to leaks (a common toilet problem) or loose stoppers (another common toilet problem). All these problems lead to doing DIY toilet repair on the fly or calling an emergency plumber to handle it.
Tankless toilets don’t have those problems. Minimal design? Minimal maintenance.
A Smart Investment
Initially, the price tag on a standard tankless toilet might be enough to discourage a few well-meaning homeowners. However, more and more case studies proving that tankless toilets can help you save on water—and utility bills—in the long run have come to light. The numbers prove that tankless toilets are an eco-friendly choice and a smart, long-term investment. For homeowners that have large or extended families sharing two or three toilets between them, this could be a godsend.
In the end, it’s not hard to see why more and more homeowners are choosing to go with tankless toilets. If you’re willing to invest in a bathroom renovation, then why not go the extra mile and invest in one, too? So far, it’s proving to be very beneficial.
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