Today’s residential home owners are more style-savvy than ever before, so it’s no surprise that many homeowners are putting concealed cistern toilets on their must-have list for their new bathrooms. Concealed cisterns offer big benefits for homeowners in terms of their improved hygiene, good looks and space-saving ability. When choosing a suitable design that will stand the test of time, space and style are not the only factors – a deep dive into the specifics will reveal the best brand and model for your project.
Opt for Design Flexibility
First, consider whether you need an in-wall or an in-duct concealed cistern for the bathroom in question. In-wall models hide the cistern inside a wall cavity, while in-duct designs locate it behind a wall, in the ceiling, or inside a bathroom vanity. By hiding the plumbing, both in-wall and in-duct concealed cisterns save valuable space, enhance style, make cleaning easier and improve bathroom hygiene. Flush plates go hand-in-hand with concealed cisterns and double up as easily removable access panels to the hidden cistern, so there’s no need to remove tiles. Look to flush plates that can be wall-mounted or placed flat on a vanity top for a sleek finish to complement your design.
Choose Tried and Tested
All fixtures and fittings undergo thorough performance tests to ensure their quality and, for obvious reasons, the bathroom is no exception. It pays to look into how rigorously a concealed cistern is tested before selecting it. In its laboratories, Geberit uses specialised simulation programs to optimise performance and test the water flow inside its products. Its hydraulic flush valves are tested for 200,000 cycles, which is equivalent to 50 years of usage, and all new electronics are put through their paces with extreme temperature and humidity variations to ensure their reliability and safe insulation. Add to that the 15-year warranty and 25-year supply guarantee on spare parts, and your long-term maintenance requirements are covered. When choosing a concealed cistern for a wall-hung pan, it can also help to check the weight restrictions. Geberit’s DuoFix wall-hung frame is designed to withstand loads of up to 400 kilograms.