Toilet bowls are classified according to several parameters, and one of them is bowl shape. She may be funnel-shaped, visor or dish-shaped … The latter appeared on the plumbing equipment market one of the first and is already somewhat outdated, but, despite this, it is still in demand.
What it is?
A bowl-shaped toilet is completed with a bowl with a flat bottom. Such plumbing is equipped with a platform designed for the accumulation of waste and their subsequent disposal under the influence of the water flow.
One of the main features of toilets with a cast-in-bowl shelf is in the forward displacement of the drain hole. Before the drain, there is a small depression inside the bowl where impurities accumulate.
When installing plumbing equipment it is important to adjust the strength of the water supply from the cistern. Strong pressure is fraught with splashes, with weak waste products are not completely washed off.
It is customary to classify disc models according to the method of discharge of effluents into the sewer system and the materials of their production
On sale are options with one-piece shelf and a separate … In the first case, the shelf is located horizontally in relation to the floor surface. It retains objects that have accidentally ended up in the toilet and is perfectly cleaned.
In models with a separate shelf, the release is combined conical rubber cuff. Sewer outlets in such toilets are straight, vertical and horizontal.
Models with oblique suitable for all sewage drains. This is an excellent solution for typical residential buildings. They are mounted using a cuff combined with a branch. After that, the plumbing is fixed on the floor.
The advantage of the horizontal outlet is that it can be installed anywhere in the bathroom without being tied to the wall.
According to the material of production, toilet bowls are ceramic and polymer concrete … Ceramic products are considered budgetary. Glass, stainless steel and polymer concrete are rarely used in the manufacture of disc toilets. Stainless steel models are installed in the toilets of airports and hotels.
Ceramic products have a long service life … They are convenient to use, but the durability is poor. Scratches are often formed on the surface of ceramic sanitary ware.
Polymer concrete is an artificial stone - it is an expensive material. Its disadvantage is the poor tolerance of chemical cleaning agents.
Toilets can be drained circular and horizontal, the second is more efficient, it disposes of waste better.
In the case of a circular drain, there is no splash when removing sewage, water is used economically.
Advantages and disadvantages
The list of advantages of a poppet toilets includes:
- the absence of splashes - this is due to the design feature, the constant filling of the shelf;
- democratic price.
- insufficient quality cleaning of the bowl, the need to use a brush;
- the appearance of rust and lime streaks in the recess due to the constant presence of liquid in it;
- increased water consumption with multiple flushes.
The bowls of these toilet bowls require frequent cleaning due to the formation of an unpleasant odor.
Manufacturers and their models
The production of dish-shaped toilets is carried out by Russian and import companies. Consumers are offered plumbing fixtures of Czech, German, Polish brands.
The price is influenced by the material of manufacture and the popularity of the brand. German brands offer high quality expensive sanitary ware. Italian produce toilet bowls of unusual configuration and colors.
The most affordable - products of Polish and Chinese manufacturers. Inexpensive goods domestic and Belarusian companies. In their manufacture, imported components are often used.
High-quality plumbing products are offered by Oskol ceramics "Rainbow" … The company from Stary Oskol has domestic and Italian equipment. For the manufacture of plumbing, environmentally friendly materials are used. The products comply with international standards. She is not afraid of the effects of aggressive chemicals, for a long time she pleases her owners with whiteness. The most popular are models with a shelf "Salute" and "Optima standard".
Disc toilets are also offered by a Polish company Hybner Neptun. This brand is very popular in Russia. The company is constantly improving its products, using high-tech equipment and innovative production methods. Hybner sanitary ware is equipped with a water-saving system, a button to control the flow of water when flushing.
The plant located in Lobnya is also engaged in the production of dish-shaped toilets. The cost of plumbing from this manufacturer is affordable, and the quality is decent. The range of products is wide, but the most demanded is the disc model "Comfort".
A similar design is possessed by toilet bowls "Mirage" and "Victoria".
How to choose?
At the stage of choosing plumbing, attention should be focused on:
- a complete set of plumbing equipment;
- material of manufacture;
- product design.
The material from which the toilet bowl is made must be strong, reliable and durable. Also important color spectrum plumbing - make sure that it fits organically into the interior concept.
Another significant point is the compatibility of plumbing equipment with a cistern.
Professionals believe that this type of toilet is extremely easy to install. Before installation, you need study the instruction manual, prepare everything you need for this.
The first stage focuses on preparation of the foundationon which the installation will be carried out. It is desirable that it be tile or cement coating … A secure base will prevent the plumbing from swaying during use.
During the Soviet era, toilets were often installed on a wooden plank embedded in concrete. Today this technique is not used because there are simpler options.
The toilet bowl is placed on the prepared base, so that the outlet hole coincides with the sewer drain. Having correctly positioned the plumbing, the footboard is encircled with chalk. Rubber seals are inserted into the holes for bolt fasteners according to pre-made marks.
The outlet is combined with the sewer corrugation … After that tighten fasteners and insert decorative plugs … At the final stage, the tank is installed and the structure is connected to the water supply system.
Poppet toilets are still in demand among consumers, and manufacturers work tirelessly to improve their models.
The following video presents an overview of the bowl-shaped toilet bowl of Oskol ceramics "Rainbow".