Toilets are a vital part human abodes, and they have evolved a lot since they were first designed and manufactured. People have different preferences when it comes to the style, size, color, and features of a toilet, and the toilet industry puts a great deal of effort into satisfying those needs.
Therefore, toilet brands in the toilet industry manufacture all kinds of toilets, including various innovative features that ensure superior comfort and maximum convenience for their users. Two-piece dual flush toilets are one example – these toilets that include two units, a separate tank and a bowl, and function similarly to their single-unit counterparts.
Let’s look at 5 key aspects of a two-piece dual flush toilet.
1. Main Features
The looks of a dual flush toilet are quite similar to regular toilets; however, they contain some unique features that you won’t find in ordinary toilets, such as the siphoning action. Dual flush toilets don’t have a siphoning action when you flush them. Instead, thanks to their larger trap way, dual flush toilets provide more effective flushing. Additionally, a bigger trap way also reduces the chances of clogs and keeps the toilet clean. Two-piece dual flush toilets can come with various other features as well, depending on their manufacturers.
The most significant benefit of these toilets is their water-saving capability. The dual flushing feature allows you to use less water to flush liquid waste, which saves water, while allowing for a bigger flush to still effective clear solid waste. Most dual flush toilets are EPA WaterSense certified, which means that they consume less water with each flush and could be eligible for water bill rebates.
2. Cleaning Process
In comparison to one-piece toilets, two-piece toilets are a little tricky to clean because of the curves and joints between the tank and the bowl. These joints and gaps provide more space for dirt to hide, and their smaller size makes them harder to clean. Over time, these hard to clean areas can lead to a buildup of bacteria, which can be extremely unsanitary.
The durability of two-piece dual flush toilets depends on their manufacturing. Flushing durability is usually similar for single-unit and two-piece toilets, however, two-piece dual flush toilets are likely to be more durable because they have better flushing systems. Additionally, construction durability depends on how the toilet was manufactured, but typically single-unit toilets have more durable designs. Two-piece toilets have two separate pieces which increase the chance for leaks and, ultimately, cracks, making them less durable in comparison.
Two-piece dual flush toilets weigh much less in comparison to single-unit toilets, and their lighter weight what makes them easier to transport and install. One-unit toilets are more cumbersome, leading to a trickier installation. The installation of two-piece toilets is pretty simple and requires installation of both units separately.
5. Noise Levels
If you are a new parent, you might have trouble if your toilet is too noisy and frequently wakes up your baby. If you have a two-piece dual-flush toilet, however, you’ll likely have a quieter flush, especially with the half flush. That being said, noise also depends on the flushing mechanism, so it differs between up-jets, down-jets, Tornado flushing systems, etc.