The range of toilet bowls is quite wide. In the list of the most demanded varieties, monoblock plumbing takes not the last place today. Before buying, it is important to understand what it is, what distinctive features it has and how to choose it correctly.
What it is?
The monoblock toilet is similar in appearance to compact models. Common features are also present in the design. The plumbing cistern from this series is not hidden - it is installed on the floor.
Monoblock toilets differ from compact models in the principle of water intake and release. These devices are housed in a one-piece housing
Innovation greatly simplifies installation and improves quality. In monoblock plumbing, nodes that create the likelihood of leaks have been eliminated.
The considered type of toilet bowls appeared on the market relatively recently., therefore, it is not so often found in houses. Not all plumbing manufacturers are engaged in its release, which is explained by the complexity of manufacturing such models. In addition, their production costs more than their compact counterparts.
Advantages and disadvantages
The plumbing equipment from this series has both pros and cons. Among the main advantages are:
- stylish appearance;
- simplified care;
- priority configuration;
- wear resistance.
The purchase of monoblock toilets, although it costs more than compact plumbing, but the former look more interesting. They are often chosen by adherents of creativity who do not mind the money for an exclusive. The original design is one of the main arguments in favor of buying a one-piece plumbing fixture.… It should be noted that in the collections of monoblock toilets there are also budget models.
The monoblock toilet seat matches the bowl configuration, the fastenings and connections are reliable, the connection points are hidden. For the functioning of monoblocks, the installation of an autonomous tank is not required. There is no need to purchase parts to connect it to the toilet.
Monoblock models are ergonomic and comfortable to use. For their manufacture, materials are used that are resistant to the appearance of sediment, which do not accumulate pollution. Deposits are prevented by both the glazed coating and the special configuration of the device.
Another plus of monoblocks is associated with their wear resistance. They are made of durable sanitary ware.
For the production of removable parts, duroplast is used, which retains the original color throughout the entire service life.
Monoblocks use water sparingly when flushing, while cleaning the bowl is as good as possible.
The overwhelming majority of monoblock devices equipped with seats with mechanisms that smoothly raise and lower the cover … It is possible to choose a different seat model.
By eliminating impacts on the bowl, the service life of the plumbing equipment is extended.
An important advantage is the implementation of full-fledged system customization at the production site. All-in-one monoblocks are repeatedly tested for performance before they go on sale.
There are few disadvantages to such toilets, they consist of the following points:
- higher cost when compared with conventional and compact toilets;
- complex repair - in systems that are a single whole, it is usually impossible to change only one element, you need to purchase and install the entire unit or system.
Italian, Chinese, Turkish manufacturers are engaged in the production of monoblock toilets
In the ranking of the best, a brand from Italy is leading Laguraty. In the collections of this manufacturer, toilet bowls are presented, which have both simple and luxurious design. This brand offers, among other things, colored plumbing. Components for toilet bowls of this company are made in Italy, as well as in Chinese factories.
The manufacturer strictly controls the quality of plumbing fixtures supplied by factories from China. The brand logo is applied to the products.
Many buyers prefer monoblock toilets Giovanni laguraty designed in antique style.
In the manufacture of their products Laguraty applies proven techniques. The company has patented the technology of ebb and flow of sanitary ware, guaranteeing a long service life of toilets … For production, materials are used that do not harm the environment. The sanitary ware is coated with a mechanically resistant glaze that resists dirt and wear.
Laguraty lines have options with horizontal and vertical drain, which makes it possible to select plumbing equipment for various types of sewer systems.
Monoblock toilets Melana has a classic oval bowl shape and clean contours. Snow-white faience goes well with chrome fittings. Melana toilets have a cascade drain, so water is used sparingly.
There is an anti-splash system that protects against splashes. The cover is equipped with a microlift.
Monoblock sanitary ware is also offered by the Swedish brand Gustavsberg … The cost of the toilet bowls of this company is quite high, but they are durable.
There is also a demand for plumbing by an Italian company. Olympia, turkish toilets from VitrA … Both the first and second brands provide a long-term guarantee for their products.
Affordable cost delight monoblock toilets of the Chinese brand Arcus … You can choose from snow-white and colored models, as well as painted ones.
The future owners of one-piece plumbing equipment should be responsible for purchasing it.
Particular attention should be paid to the criteria listed below
- Release type … It can be horizontal or vertical. The system must match the sewer outlet, otherwise there will be connection problems.
- Brand name … Give preference to plumbing fixtures from well-known manufacturers - it is more reliable, given the relative novelty of the models.
- Maximum permissible load. This criterion depends on the weight category of the users. Usually the maximum weight is taken into account.
- Completion of the model. The advantage is: two flush modes and microlift equipment. These options are optional but desirable, although you will have to pay extra for them.
- Before purchasing, you need to check compliance with the technical passport purchased model, warranty periods, availability of instructions for installation and operation.
Responsible Buyer without fail, he will check the fittings, inspect the toilet bowl, and make sure that the seat with a microlift is working properly. The correct approach to the choice of plumbing will ensure its long and comfortable use.
The following video provides an overview of the TM Eva Gold monoblock toilet.