Sanitary facilities are important part of our homes both aesthetically and functionally. Since the age of man, sanitation has been an important part of mankind and requires all care and attention. Sanitary wares, like any other product and installation require care and maintenance. In rental facilities, there is more rapid degradation of sanitary facilities that may arise from misuse and mis-handling of products. Replacement of sanitary wares requires careful consideration of the type of product, usage and installation process.
Bathroom Ideas on Sanitary Wares
Several factors influence your choice of bathroom style and sanitary wares to use on them. These may include your budget, style and theme of your house and even your personal preferences.
Types of Water Closets
There are various types and designs of water closets in industry. They may be largely classified according to the sitting position as;
- European water closets, which are also called western style (WC or the EWC toilet) they are designed to take the sitting position while in usage.
- Squatting pan ( designed to be used in the squatting position)
From this classification, further innovations have been made on these designs and these are;
WC Health: designed to combine the sitting comfort with the health benefits of the squatting pan hygiene considerations. The sitting height is from 22-25 cm from the ground.
EWC Toilet – this is the western water closet designed for sit in and comes with the seat and cover and the flushing tank attached to it. The height is from 50- 55 cm and must withstand up to 400 kgs without damage.
S & P Traps EWC Toilet Types
This is toilet design based on the position of the piping. The S trap is recommended for ground floor installations when piping is done from below ground level, while the p trap is best for piping done on the top floors where the pipe line cannot be done under the toilet. Further classification on these can be done such as;
- Floor mounts toilets
- Wall hung toilets
Classification of sanitary wares can also be based on the type of seat cover whereby we may have the hard close or the soft close seat covers.
They may also be designed with concealed or visible trap ways. Concealed trap ways are more classic in appearance and may attract a higher cost than the visible trap ways.
Indian Water Closets
Sanitary ware companies in India have endeavored to design and develop ceramic sanitary wares fitting all types of house designs and themes. Indian water closets have been well designed with different types of bends systems such as S,U, J. and P bends that are able to allow good water retention and there is complete elimination of any foul smell that may occur.
For the mega construction and housing developers, wholesale sanitary wares are offered by the sanitary ware companies in India and distributors, creating a one stop shop for all your requirements. Designing your house requires good analysis of the ceramic sanitary wares that will be required.