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Factors That Effect The Cost Of Toilet Installation

1. Type Of Toilet

Bear in mind that the type of toilet you prefer will significantly affect your installation cost. Below are the common types of toilets homeowners use and their expected prices:

  • Wall-Faced Toilets – $750 to $1400
  • Close-Coupled Toilets – $300 to $1300
  • Wall-Hung Toilets – $1000 to $1600
  • Back-To-Wall Toilets – $500 to $1250

Wall-hung toilets are the most expensive since they save on space. The above prices will vary depending on the toilet design, brand, type, and height. The quality of different toilet parts, including the pan, seat, and cistern, will also affect your expenses.

Regardless of the type of toilet you choose, the total cost of installation can still vary. Here are the reasons why:

  • Dual Flush – Such toilets are expensive to purchase, but they come with two flushing options that will help you save water. The first option is low-flush used for flushing liquid waste, whereas the second option is high-flow used for flushing solid waste.
  • One or Two-Piece Toilets – One-piece toilets come as one unit, while two-piece toilets have the bowl and the cistern separate. Typically, the two-piece toilet is cheaper.
  • Unique Features – Adding some modern features such as a hot water line, a bidet, or a heated toilet seat will also increase the cost to install toilet plumbing.

2. Installation Challenges

If you are considering installing a toilet, know that your bathroom space will affect the total cost of installation. Working in a small bathroom space while dealing with other existing plumbing may require more time, increasing the plumber cost to install a toilet.

3. Replacing A Toilet

Are you installing a new toilet or replacing an old one with a better version? Pre-installation labour will also affect the final cost. In such an instance, the ultimate cost will be affected by labour – either per hour or a fixed charge. A quality licensed plumber may charge you about $400 to replace your toilet. The cost includes removing the existing toilet, discarding it, and replacing it with a new one. Note that this cost will vary depending on the type of toilet, your location, and other extras.

4. An Extra Toilet

If you need an extra toilet in your home, you may be able to transform your laundry into an additional lavatory. The cost to install a toilet in the laundry should not be too high because the laundry room has existing plumbing lines. In addition, an extra bathroom will increase the value of your home in the long run.

Factors To Consider When Choosing A Toilet To Install

On average, a person visits the toilet 7-8 times a day. Therefore, it is crucial to choose a toilet that you will be comfortable using several times every day. Are you finding it hard to know what to select? Here are the basics to keep in mind when selecting an ideal toilet.

Round Or Elongated Bowl

Your bathroom layout should dictate your choice between a round and an elongated bowl. For a small bathroom, choose the round bowl as it takes up less space. If you have a spacious bathroom, the elongated bowl is the best option for maximum comfort and style.

Water Efficiency

A water-efficient toilet can reduce your water bills by around 20% compared to a traditional toilet. Such a toilet is good for the environment as it uses 4.8 litres of water, unlike a traditional toilet which uses about 6 litres per flush.

Flush Performance

Do you know how the flush system in your toilet works? Toilet flush systems use either gravity or pressure to function. Gravity flush toilets are the most commonly used toilets in homes. When you press the flush handle, water flows downwards, removing the waste.

A pressure-assisted flush utilises a mechanically operated tank that forcefully releases water efficiently, clearing the waste while conserving water. Pressure-assisted flush toilets are not easy to install. So, it is advisable to hire a professional licensed plumber to install it for you.

Additional Modern Features

There are a couple of contemporary toilet innovations that are convenient and comfortable, including:

  • Bidet technology
  • Quick-release and quiet-close toilet seats
  • Easy to clean glaze

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