In the process of repairing and arranging your own home, your close attention should be paid to the design and equipment of the bathroom, as well as the toilet. Currently, on the plumbing equipment market, buyers can find a large number of new models of bathrooms, shower stalls, toilets, sinks, etc. Today, in our material, we will consider the distinctive characteristics and unique properties of toilets, in which the sink is installed on the cistern.
Features of the
Primarily, it is worth noting the fact that such a toilet itself (it is also often called a combined or "two in one") is a relatively new plumbing device that has recently appeared on the market, but has already won the love and trust of a large number of consumers.
The combined modern toilet includes a compact toilet and a sink, which is installed in the place where the cistern lid is usually located. It is important to note that the design of the sink (instead of the traditional and customary drain siphon) includes a storage tank like a tank. Today on the market you can find simple toilets with a built-in washbasin and more sophisticated designs with additional accessories and unusual functional characteristics.
A device that includes a toilet bowl along with a washbasin has many unique characteristics. These properties are both positive and negative, and therefore it is imperative that you familiarize yourself with them before purchasing a modern plumbing device in order to make the most objective and balanced decision.
Let's start with the merits of combinitase.
Small size and compactness
This characteristic of a modern plumbing device will be especially relevant if you own a small apartment. Installing a toilet with a built-in washbasin will significantly save space.
Owners of a two-in-one combination device report that when using it, water consumption is significantly reduced (up to 40%). Thus, you take care of the ecology and the environment, and also save your family budget.
Convenience of carrying out hygiene procedures
You don't have to go far to wash your hands right after your natural needs.
In addition to the positive qualities of the device, the existing disadvantages should also be taken into account
Low level of reliability
The fact is that if at least one of the parts of the combinitase fails, the plumbing device completely ceases to function - it will have to be replaced.
Small sink sizes
Due to the fact that the washbasin is not an independent device, but only a part of a combined structure, it has a small size. In some cases, when using such a sink, it is not very convenient to carry out morning hygiene procedures (for example, brushing your teeth).
As you can see, the advantages of the device prevail. However, for some users, the disadvantages can be so significant that they refuse to purchase at all. In any case, the final choice remains with the buyer.
Principle of operation
Today, in the plumbing market, you can find a large number of models of devices such as combinitases, which differ significantly in their appearance. Despite this, the principle of operation of all these devices is the same.
So, water that enters the washstand, when the water is drained, goes into the sewer. Thus, we can conclude that the washstand simultaneously performs the function of a flush cistern. Accordingly, water goes through 2 cycles of use: hands are washed with it, and also flushed.
An interesting fact: the presence of detergents in the water, with the help of which the toilet bowl is flushed, has a positive effect on the appearance of the toilet bowl and its hygienic characteristics.
It is important to note that the toilet cistern is always filled with water. At the same time, depending on the needs of the user and through the operation of a specially designed overflow device, clean water can enter both the faucet and the toilet bowl. However, it should be borne in mind that the filling of the tank is carried out not only when the user washes his hands, but also in the traditional way.
Due to the fact that toilets with a built-in sink are gradually conquering the market, there are several types of similar plumbing devices. The first (and most common) classification divides toilets based on the location of the sink.
Bowl and mixer are located on the same axis
Such a device is usually installed in small and narrow spaces. It should be borne in mind that this model is not always convenient for hand washing.
The bowl of the sink or mixer is deployed relative to the longitudinal axis of the toilet
Moreover, in this case, the angle of rotation can vary from 45 to 90 degrees. As for other features of such a plumbing unit, they (for the most part) are determined by the size of the structure, which can be both compact and quite large. If you choose this option for a combined toilet, then you have the opportunity to come quite close to the sink (if there is the necessary free space).
Cabinet-shaped constructions with an attached toilet and a washbasin integrated into the worktop
Such devices will be the most convenient and comfortable to use, but in some cases you will have to sacrifice the area of your bathroom, as well as spend a fairly large amount of money.
In addition, there is a classification of toilets depending on the method of installation. There are 2 main options: floor-standing and suspended.
A large number of companies (both domestic and foreign) are engaged in the production of combined plumbing devices. Let's consider the most popular ones.
- Roca Is a Spanish company that offers a wide range of modern two-in-one toilets. Moreover, in the product line you will find both devices for the home and for public places.
- Jilka Is a Czech company whose products differ in budgetary prices and are available to almost everyone.
- Vitra products has an aesthetically pleasing appearance.
- Laufen Are Swiss toilets that have a unique characteristic, namely a water-repellent coating, which greatly facilitates the cleaning process.
- Italian firm Laguraty differs in modern functional content and reliability.
- "Samara Porcelain" Is a domestic company that uses only high quality materials in the process of manufacturing sanitary ware.
- Santek - these are budgetary, but high-quality sanitary fixtures.
How to install?
Installation of a toilet bowl of this type is relatively simple. So, you only need one source of cold water connection and only one source of connection to the sewer (as opposed to installing two separate devices). In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the device has access to hot water. However, the process of assembling the device is relatively complex. Before proceeding with it, you must carefully study the instructions from the manufacturer.
For information on how to choose a toilet with a sink on the cistern, see the next video.