During the renovation or construction of a bathroom in the house you will come across the choice of the most suitable sanitary ware: in this article you will find out what they are and what advantages they offer without bridging.
Whether it’s a bathroom in a new house or a major renovation that also includes the entire bathroom plumbing and drainage system, you can opt for the suspended, brimless sanitary ware.
Bridle-free sanitary fittings are the trend of the moment, as they can give the bathroom an elegant appearance and various practical advantages.
What is a toilet brim?
It is the edge of the toilet bowl and more precisely the groove from which the water flows out of the toilet flush. It is notoriously a difficult area to clean, its particular characteristics have generated a market of bathroom hygiene products designed to reach that particular area of the toilet, but without really solving the problem.
The solution came when sanitaryware manufacturers designed the open brim (no brim) toilets, thus eliminating any difficulty in cleaning. American standard toilets are a nice option for bathroom design.
The sanitary fixtures without brim are available both flush and suspended and their main characteristics can be summarized as follows:
- integral rinsing of the inside of the toilet bowl;
- precise and splash-free water flow.
Let’s say the case of a new bathroom, you will find yourself faced with a very important choice: what kind of sanitary fixtures to install?
For simplicity we can distinguish three types of sanitary ware for the bathroom:
- Traditional sanitary fixtures.
- Flush-mount sanitaryware without brim.
- Sanitary suspended without bridging.
As far as the first category is concerned, these are the classic sanitary fixtures that have a drain in the floor, on which they have the base, but they are separated from the wall leaving the water pipes visible.
The sanitary fixtures flush with the wall rest on the floor, but with the difference of being installed on the wall, without letting you see pipes of any kind, are a solution with a much cleaner and more discreet appearance.
Finally, the suspended sanitary fixtures do not have any point of support to the floor, remaining actually suspended from the ground.
The latter have spread in recent years, because they give a modern air to the bathroom environment and are very compact.
Why is it convenient to have a suspended toilet without a brim?
The considerations are different, starting from the functionality of the sanitary ware up to its innovative design. In addition, from a practical point of view, the toilet bowl is rinsed in a completely different way compared to traditional sanitary ware. With the suspended toilet bowl without bridging, the water uses a greater force and flows symmetrically and this allows you to wash every internal part of the toilet, obtaining maximum cleanliness at every rinse without splashing.
Sanitary without bridging or traditional? Here is how to choose
There are several factors that will influence your decision on the type of sanitary ware to be installed in the bathroom:
Personal taste and sense of subjective aesthetics
The space and characteristics of the bathroom in which you are going to place the new sanitary fixtures
The budget available
Your personal taste plays a fundamental role in the choice of sanitary ware, but if what you are looking for is a modern and design solution, you can only choose the suspended sanitary ware without bridging.
Obviously, take into account the size of your bathroom: if you think that the living space is already quite limited and you would like to save even a few centimeters, the suspended sanitary ware is for you, offering more compact models and therefore less bulky than the more traditional proposals.
If you have been advised against suspended sanitary fixtures because they are more expensive, know that the cost of suspended sanitary fixtures without bridging is not as high as you might think: many models have a cost similar to that of traditional sanitary fixtures that can obviously vary depending on the details and design of the individual product.
The importance of mounting suspended sanitaryware
Suspended sanitary fixtures Remember that the suspended sanitary fixtures are fixed to the wall, and for this reason it is necessary an excellent installation so that the weight is distributed evenly: in case the wall on which the sanitary fixtures are to be placed is not load-bearing, it is necessary to reinforce the wall with a counter-bracing, to make sure that the work holds perfectly and lasts over time without creating any problems.
Remember that the brackets to keep the sanitary fixtures suspended require a space of 12 centimeters of return in the wall on which they will be installed, and that they must be positioned at a sufficient height to allow easy cleaning.