Everything You Need To Know Before Buying A Toilet - Builders World


Everything You Need To Know Before Buying A Toilet

Everything You Need To Know Before Buying A Toilet

There may come a time when you need to replace a toilet in your Gold Coast or Brisbane home. Whether because of necessity or just an aesthetic change, replacing a toilet can be easier than you might think. With the help of the professionals at Builders World, you can find the perfect addition to give your bathroom a designer look at well below designer price.

Since 2013, Builders World has been providing the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas with high-quality bathroom and kitchen products at affordable prices. All of our products are tested and certified for Australian use. Our highly trained staff has extensive product knowledge and can help you find the toilet, bath, or vanity that will complement your bathroom. Once you select your products, you can go ahead and replace the old ones.

Deciding on a toilet for your Gold Coast or Brisbane home

When tackling a bathroom project, one of the most important steps is selecting what items you’ll upgrade, and deciding on your new replacement fixtures. Putting in a stunning new glass shower and adding elegant tapware to your sink goes a long way towards finishing off the project on which you’ve worked so hard. How much thought have you given to the toilet, though?

Gold Coast and Brisbane homeowners renovating their bathrooms shouldn’t neglect this most basic bathroom fixture. Not all toilets are the same, and not every model is going to be a visual fit with the project you’ve imagined. At Builders World, we provide tonnes of options from which you can choose.

From the traditional close coupled toilets to more modern in-wall models, figuring out which one is the right choice can seem tricky. Finding a reliable place to buy toilets in Gold Coast or Brisbane can seem a challenge, too. Not so with Builders World on your side. We supply toilets to many trades, from plumbers conducting installations to new construction. Many models are on display at our showrooms in Nerang – Gold Coast and Morningside – Brisbane, making it easy to come in, browse, and speak with our team.

Before selecting a toilet, it can be helpful to understand the different kinds you’ll find on display. So, what makes them different?

How to choose the right toilet type for your home?

Builders World has three major types of toilets shoppers can choose from close-coupled, in-wall, and wall-faced toilets. Each of these operates as you’d expect, but their placement in your bathroom and visual appeal are all a little different.

Close-coupled models look the most like a typical toilet, with the cistern attached directly to the bowl. However, these models are slim in profile and hide all their piping within the case, creating a unified and clean look. Such models fit well in small spaces, for when you can’t expand the size of your bathroom.

With regard to in-wall toilets, these units offer a chic, modern look. With their cistern and piping hidden inside of the wall, all that’s left are the clean lines of the toilet bowl. You can even hang these models off the ground, creating a futuristic impression. These are ideal for the forward-thinking homeowner.

Finally, wall-faced toilets are a blend of both other types. They have an attached cistern, but a minimalist space-saving design. They are anchored firmly to the wall, often concealing internals in the wall as well. These toilets are an excellent choice for those seeking a compromise between style and function.

The First Step In Replacing Toilets In Gold Coast Homes

Your toilet renovation begins by removing the old unit first. You will need to shut the water to the toilet off before you start the removal process. With the water shut off, you will need to flush the toilet to remove the water from the basin and from the bowl (if you have one). There may still be some water in the bowl and basin. You will have to remove this as well. A heavy-duty sponge will work to pick up the excess moisture. Be sure to dump the water somewhere safe.

Disconnect Water Supply and Remove Bolts

You must find how the water connects to your toilet and disconnect the supply, and this is why you first turn off the water supply upon beginning the project. Your toilet is anchored to the floor and possibly your wall. Find these connection points and remove the fasteners (typically bolts). Once disconnected, you are ready to remove the old toilet and begin preparing to install the new one.

Install the New Toilet

When you buy a toilet for your Gold Coast home from Builders Supply; you can choose from our closed coupled, in-wall, and wall-faced models. You can install any of our new toilets rather easily. You will have to ensure a proper seal so that there are no leaks. You do not want to damage your bathroom floor. Reconnect the fasteners that will keep the toilet in place and reconnect the water supply. With everything reconnected, you can turn the water supply back on and test your new toilet.

Why buy toilets from Builders World?

Our mission at Builders World is to bring designer-quality products to the domestic and commercial markets at below designer prices.

The first thing that our customers notice when shopping at Builders World is our incredible selection. We have a vast array of products in all categories. Customers choose from different designs, styles, and colours. They also receive the assistance of a staff that takes lots of pride in its product knowledge.

Want to know which toilet will work best in your bathroom? Just ask one of our staff members. In the end, you get tremendous value for your money when you buy from us.

To learn more, visit one of our two stores – Morningside and Nerang – or call us directly on 1300 296 753.