As us Brits are often tasked with planning compact bathrooms with the average UK bathroom measuring a modest 2M x 2M1, there are many innovations and designs available that allow homeowners to create an inviting yet functional space. Opting for wall-hung fittings within a compact space is an ideal solution to provide additional space while limiting clutter, helping to create a streamlined finish, and these fittings are continuing to grow in popularity as we get more familiar with their benefits.
Providing a diverse range of wall-mounted fittings inclusive of toilets, sinks, taps and flush-plates, bathroom experts GROHE, provide a complete buyers guide and share all there is to know on wall-hung fittings, including how these design choices can elevate even the smallest of bathroom spaces, with reduced outward projections and elevated placement.
While its recommended wall-hung fittings are installed by professional installers, the fittings are often not as invasive and complicated to install as often believed, especially when it comes to full bathroom renovations. Many of GROHE’s models can be installed in front of a solid wall or within a stud wall in next-to-no-time thanks to the GROHE QuickFix system with ToolFree feature, which requires no tools to connect hose, inspection shaft, or water supply.
Functionality & Durability
Wall-mounted fittings offer the same functionality and durability as standard fittings and can even offer improved function in some cases. With the ‘built to last’ fittings firmly mounted to the wall, this allows room for improved cleanliness and hygiene. As the fittings are elevated from the floor space, with just the toilet or basin bowl being visible and no exposed pipework or cistern, there’s less surface area and corners for dirt and grime to build up in, which makes for easy cleaning.
A common misconception with wall-mounted toilets and sinks is that they do not offer adequate support, however a correctly installed flush-frame and basin can more than comfortably support the weight of almost any adult without any concerns. GROHE’s wall-mounted fittings carry the German TUV certification for load capacity with the toilets approved for weights up to 400KG and basins approved for up to 150KG.
With modern flushing systems models such as the GROHE Rapid SLX, homeowners can have peace of mind if future renovations are needed. While the Rapid SLX can work well with the regular WC pans, it is exciting to note that it has been designed specially to cater to future-planning and features a built-in electric socket and water connection ready for shower toilet installations, limiting the need for invasion renovation work. The system is also equipped with various technologies, including GROHE Whisper which prevents sound travelling through walls making it an ideal choice for households where someone may be waking up numerous times throughout the night.
Wall-hung fittings can also provide enhanced accessibility to users, thanks to the fitting’s height being adjustable and not limited to the fitting’s pedestal stands. GROHE’s concealed flush-frames have adjustable feet allowing the height to be set at the desired level, providing additional comfortable.