When you are considering choices for your remodel, you look at the grand plan. You consider remaking your kitchen, renovating your bedrooms, new appliances, possibly repainting, and so much more. While not necessarily a first thought for remodeling your space, the bathroom commode does offer many options. You can choose the bowl shape, the commode height, whether it will attach directly to the wall, or if it will attach at the floor. Another option that you can consider is how the water flows in the bowl. Here are some choices for commode styles.
The gravity flush toilet is the most common commode that people are familiar with. It uses the sheer force of gravity from the water to empty the contents of the bowl. Water is stored in the tank behind the bowl, and when the lever is pressed, then the water moves into the bowl flushing the contents down. There are normally holes in the rim that allow the water to enter the bowl in a circular or swirl pattern which helps to empty the bowl. Most common issues with this type of commode are when the chain comes off the flapper in the tank, or the flapper itself is old. The repairs for this type of flush system are easy to fix without spending a lot of money.
Pressure-assisted toilets combine a gravity flush along with extra pressure to allow for a more powerful flush. The water for this type of toilet is held in a pressure tank within the tank at the back of the commode. So, when the top of the tank is lifted off, you would not see water but the pressure tank. When the flushing mechanism is triggered, a more powerful water flow is created using both the pressure and the previously mentioned gravity. These types of toilets are more expensive and require more effort to fix should there be a problem. This is due to more mechanics involved in the flushing process.
This type of toilet allows you to use differing amounts of water to flush the toilet. Usually, on the tank, there will be two buttons available for water release. One button is used for liquid waste (using less water) and the other button is used for solid waste (using more water). While this type of toilet is generally more expensive, you can see a break in your water bill using this type of commode due to the ability to use less water per flush.