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Flush with Success: A Guide to Choosing the Right Toilet for Your Home

A New Zealand buying toilet guide for homeowners

When it comes to home improvement, the humble toilet is often overlooked. However, choosing the right toilet for your home is a decision that can significantly impact your daily life. In this guide, we'll explore the key factors to consider when selecting a toilet, ensuring not only comfort and efficiency but its aesthetics. 




Toilets come in a range of designs, from your traditional back to wall, in wall hung, and in wall floor standing toilets. Each design has its own set of costs and its best to check with your plumber to understand what is possible for your home.  




In a back-to-wall toilet, the cistern is situated directly above the toilet pan, creating a seamless alignment with the wall. This design eliminates any gap or space typically present between the toilet fixture and the wall, unlike the conventional close-coupled toilet setup. The result is a streamlined appearance that not only enhances aesthetics but also maximizes space efficiency in the bathroom.

If you're thinking about installing a back-to-wall toilet, it's important to note that these models may pose compatibility challenges with existing water inlet options, particularly in retrofit scenarios (adding new technology or features to older systems). These toilets have specific requirements for where the water comes in, which might not match up with what's already there. So, before you make any decisions, it's a good idea to check if your plumbing needs any changes to fit the new toilet properly. It's best to get advice from a professional to avoid any problems and make sure everything goes smoothly when you're setting up your new toilet.

Our range of modern back-to-wall toilets, featuring rimless, tornado vortex flush, short projection and accessible toilets


In-Wall Hung

Niche Hung Standing Full Kit with 12 button option to suit your bathroom space.


 In-Wall Floor Standing 


Niche Floor Standing Full Kit with 12 button in various colour and shape option to suit your space. 


Considering the Size and Shape


Toilets come in various sizes and shapes, and it's essential to choose one that fits your bathroom space and aesthetics. Compact toilets short projection such as Snubby and Mini Cyclone are ideal for smaller bathrooms, while the large bowls found in the rest of our range offer added comfort.

Toilet Seats

While all our toilet always come with all the items needed for installation, if your wanting more options you can browse our range of slim and thick toilet seat covers to exactly fit your preferences. 

Additionally, if you buy a toilet seat on our online store at the same time as you buy a toilet its $25 discount off the seat. 


Standard Height or Comfort Height


The standard toilet height may not be suitable for everyone. Consider a comfort-height toilet, which is slightly taller than the traditional models. This can be especially beneficial for homeowners that are taller or have joint pain. 


Easy to Clean Design



Cleaning the toilet is a task nobody enjoys, but choosing a toilet with a sleek and easily cleanable design can make this chore more manageable and hygienic. 

Plus paired with our Tornado Tidy Brush it make clean up a breeze as its not only hygienic and non-abrasive, but the silicone bristles means that water and debris slips right off so you don't have to deal with the drip. 

Plus the get a $5 off discount when you purchase any of our toilets at the same time as the brush. 


Flushing Technology


Toilets today come with advanced flushing technologies that offer both power and efficiency.

Dual-flush systems allow you to choose between a full or partial flush, saving water.


Rimless Flush have no seam within the bowl, providing a hygienic and cleaning friendly bathroom experience. 

The toilets from our range that are rimless are Snubby, Mini Cyclone, Tornado Zero Rim, Hurricane Zero Rim, Trade Zero, Niche Floor Standing and Wall Standing Pan including our Ultra Access In-wall and Back-to-wall


Tornado Flush propels water into the toilet bowl creating a powerful vortex similar to a tornado. 

Tornado Flush

The toilets from our range that have this feature are Tornado V3, Tornado V2, Tornado Zero Rim, Hurricane, Hurricane Zero Rim, Trade Zero and Niche In-wall Floor Standing and Wall Hung pan. 


Understanding these technologies can help you select a toilet that meets both your needs and the expectations.


Water Efficiency


Water efficiency should be a top priority.

Low-flow toilets have become the standard, using significantly less water per flush compared to their traditional counterparts. Not only does this help the planet, but it can also help lower your water bill. 


Cost and Installation 


You'll also need to consider the toilets cost and what fits within your budget. Its a great thing that there are plenty of quality toilets available at various price points. Finding the right balance between affordability and functionality is key to a successful home improvement project that won't break the bank.


Installation costs should also be taken into account as the various types of toilets often come with significantly different installation expenses.

Typically, a traditional back-to-wall toilets are generally more cost-effective to install. This is due to them not requiring wall mounting and not needing to conceal the water tank behind walls.

On the other hand, wall-mounted toilets generally incur higher installation costs. This is because they require mounting with structural supports, and their storage tanks must be concealed as well.




Call us on 0800 427 335 or email if you have any questions. 


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