The conventional floor-mounted WCs are gradually being replaced by the trending wall-mounted WCs in modern bathroom design. The basic difference between these two is that the floor-mounted ones are bolted to the floor while the wall-mounted ones are fitted to the wall and come with a concealed water tank. Before you purchase a new toilet for your bathroom, here is all you need to know about both the types.


Floor-mounted ones are available as one-piece where the flush-tank and bowl are fused together into a single piece and a two-piece where the bowl and the tank parts are separate from each other. These are available in various designs and colours but the most popular colours are ivory and white

Bathroom Design: Floor-mounted or a wall-mounted WC?


Floor-mounted WCs are highly affordable and their replacement parts are easily available which makes them easy to repair. Additionally, these are more stable than the wall-hung ones because they are installed directly on the floor.


One of the biggest disadvantages is that it looks bulky and makes a small bathroom feel more cramped. Another minus is that these WCs are not very easy to clean or maintain because some areas of the toilet like the junction between the WC and the floor or the gap between the WC and the wall are difficult to access.


In a wall-mounted one, only the WC bowl projects from the wall to give the bathroom a clean, clutter-free and streamlined look. These comprise four components which includes a wall tank, a flush-actuator which controls the flow of water, a toilet bowl and a seat. Some varieties come with advanced features like a dual-flush cistern and actuator button which helps in saving water. How? These WCs comprises two buttons for flushing less or more water so that the user can decide upon the amount of water that needs to be used.


A wall-mounted type looks sleek, is space-efficient and is highly suitable for compact bathrooms because it offers more leg space. Since the wall-mounted one is suspended above the floor level, it creates a floating effect and gives the bathroom a spacious look. Another advantage is that the height of installation of the wall-mounted one can be adjusted according to the height of the user which makes it more ergonomic and comfortable to use. Since the WC does not touch the floor, the bathroom is not only easier to clean but also more hygienic.


Wall-mounted types are much costlier than floor-mounted ones and require thicker walls for installation. The wall-mounted ones can either be installed on the external wall or an extra wall needs to be constructed to achieve the desired wall thickness for accommodating the concealed flush cistern. The process of installation is slightly complicated and since the flush tank is concealed, it becomes difficult to access the flush for repairs. However some wall-mounted varieties come with a built-in access panel which can be accessed for repair work. Also, wall-mounted ones require frequent maintenance because its brackets and bolts become loose over a period of time due to continuous use.