They are beautiful, of design and of attractive geometry: the suspended sanitary ware represents the middle ground between an innovative product (with cutting-edge technology) and a functional system. Thanks to the qualitative characteristics, the suspended sanitary ware seems to be the fashion of the moment, especially for those who have to face it the renovation of your bathroom. Accomplices some tax benefits and the need to replace old bulky systems, they wonder what is better to choose between sanitary suspended or sanitary on the ground.
The current market really offers a wide range of products. Prices aside, what induces the customer to prefer one or the other solution is almost always a question of furniture. The suspended fixtures have, in all respects, the same features as those installed on the floor with the difference that the former are aesthetically better than the latter, as well as being much more hygienic. The evolution of bathroom fixtures does not only involve the aesthetic aspect but embraces numerous factors specifically designed to offer greater comfort in the home.
Suspended or ground sanitary ware, we discover the merits and the defects of these two types
I suspended sanitary ware respond perfectly to the need for space that is found in modern structures where the bathroom is built in small rooms such as the courtesy bathroom or blind bathroom. These are mostly small spaces within which, barely, you can install a toilet, a bidet, a sink and a shower tray. To obtain the optical illusion of a large bathroom, very often some tricks are adopted, such as the purchase of suspended sanitary ware.
I suspended sanitary ware they differ from those on the ground due to the installation which, in the first case, does not occur on the floor but against the wall. The walkable surface remains free of drains and clutter making it look more spacious and clean. The light spreads more easily on the polished floors further illuminating the room, while overall the furnishings will fluctuate giving a sense of lightness and harmony.
In other words, the design of a suspended sanitary gives a clean and tidy atmosphere as well as making the bathroom surface visually broad. Excellent therefore for both blind and service bathrooms, suspended sanitary ware can transform a small room into something sophisticated and harmonious. As with any piece of furniture, it is possible to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of suspended sanitary ware.
Starting from advantages, these are related to functionality: glues and silicones will not be necessary to fix them on the floor as they can carry out normal daily cleaning in an easier way. Silicone is known to blacken in the long run and should be replaced to prevent it from becoming detached. Suspended sanitary fixtures are fixed to the wall and do not require either glues or particular maintenance: the lack of a compartment resting on the floor is replaced by some brackets that discharge the weight of the bathroom fixtures (and of those who use them) directly on the wall. Obviously resistant materials will be used that can withstand strong builds but what matters is the reduction in the space used for the installation of the drain.
In fact, as many point out, the suspended bathroom fixtures provide for the creation of a wall drain that, unlike the floor drain, is made inside the wall. The result? The bowl placed on a toilet bowl will be embedded in the wall which, thanks to its thickness, will absorb the flushing noises. On the occasion of a house renovation, this intervention can easily be carried out; otherwise specific interventions will be carried out. Additional advantages are linked to the models on the market. The companies specialized in the sector offer a wide choice of products from minimal or classic design, with futuristic lines or clean and harmonious geometry.
Each style can be adapted depending on whether you want a modern, traditional or chic bathroom, or if you need to optimize the space available. The suspended sanitary measures they are similar to the floor alternatives: around 43 x 36 cm for the bidet, maximum 52 cm in size and capable of supporting more than 300 kg of weight. The dimensions may vary slightly depending on the model that can be chosen among those similar to an egg, geometric ones or sanitary ware suspended from traditional lines.
- disadvantages they are instead associated with sanitary maintenance, cost and their installation. Being a niche product, some models can reach higher costs compared to traditional sanitary ware, as it is often the designer's signature. What prevails is the name of the brand rather than the materials used but the money spent is worth it: the bathroom will turn into a small work of art, offering an exclusive and refined environment.
More costs of suspended sanitary ware they are dictated by the type of installation: it is necessary to work on the wall to obtain the exhaust compartment and the cracks inside which the brackets will be placed. In addition, the wall must have a certain thickness to be able to discharge the weight of the bathroom fixtures and, in the absence of depth, the wall must be reinforced with alternative solutions. Finally, a built-in drain requires a different maintenance than the external one because it is necessary to use adequate instruments even just to control the float. These are easily overcome, even more so if we are about to restructure the bathroom improving it both functionally and qualitatively.
Starting from 'installation, the installation of toilet and bidet on the ground is very simple and does not require work to be performed inside the wall. In other words, there is no need for minimum thicknesses and reinforcements that could further increase spending if the suspended solution is preferred. The toilet resting on the floor seems to offer greater stability especially as resistance: the body weight of those who use the sanitary ware is unloaded on the ground and not on the wall.
The drain, being at sight, can be easily checked in case of malfunction even if, in many cases, it is possible to opt for the recessed box. The floor models are the most widespread and the sector's brands offer a wide range of products for all budgets. Design sanitary fixtures can cost a lot of money if you choose those made with high-quality materials such as porcelain.
- disadvantages of ground sanitary ware correspond mainly to the advantages of those suspended. Hygiene is the first factor that emerges with the solution on the floor because bacteria and dirt can lurk in the cavities between the wall and the toilet compartment. If adhesives are used, they can blacken due to mold and condensation typical of a room such as the bathroom, since new silicon must be used to replace the worn one.
If the drain were visible, the noises of the flush would spread in every room, becoming unbearable especially at night. Finally, i ground sanitary ware they are much more cumbersome if small rooms are available, giving rise to a sense of confusion and disorder.
The choice of one or the other solution can be dictated by numerous factors. When we are about to renovate a bathroom, we tend to choose innovative products that can improve the quality of the environment. If design is an element to be reckoned with, either i sanitary suspensionsi than those to the ground they offer a varied choice of models suitable for every style. To be evaluated is the cost which will be supported both for the purchase of the accessories, and for their installation, even more so if you intend to proceed with the renovation of the entire bathroom.
The issue of hygiene is important if you have little time to devote to cleaning the rooms, as you can quickly clean the floor if you have chosen the suspended sanitary fittings. Finally, space is the element that influences the choice of one or the other alternative: small rooms can be optimized by design products detached from the ground, unlike large rooms that can accommodate floor-standing sanitary ware with appealing lines and avant garde.
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