About Commercial Toilets
Here at PlumbersStock.com, we offer commercial grade toilet systems, and we carry a wide selection of discount Moen, Delta, American Standard, TOTO, and Sloan products. In addition to ADA approved toilet bowls, we carry:
When you enter the restroom of a public building, i.e. the movie theater, a school, or grocery store, the toilet system you see is typically standard throughout all commercial bathroom installations. The look is very similar industry-wide. A commercial-grade toilet with only one seat (no cover seat) attached to a chrome flush valve that is exposed rather than installed within a toilet tank.
Residential vs Commercial Toilets
Though you may be tempted to purchase your toilet just as you would a residential one, you must understand that commercial and residential toilets are not the same thing. There are many differences, and you have to know those differences in order to make a good decision. Here are just a few of these differences:
- Residential Toilets: These are your standard toilets, made to resist 5-10 people max. For the most part—unless you are buying extremely high-end ones—residential toilets will have lower flow rates, lower water pressure, and less put in place to deal with clogs. For the most part, residential toilets have few bells and whistles and, because they aren’t designed to deal with high volumes of waste, are normally tame and low-powered.
- Commercial Toilets: Because these are being used much more often, the best commercial toilets are made to be exceptionally strong. They need to deal with waste, heavy usage, more trash, etc. etc., but they also need to be able to conserve water. In fact, even though commercial toilet bowls use more water—in order to flush all the excess waste—they still conserve as much water as possible, making them, in many cases, greener than their residential counterparts. This helps the company save money on water and power bills while cutting back on disposable paper products as well.
In the end, the main difference really is the power of the toilets, but it’s still important to know what you’re shopping for.
How to Choose a Commercial Toilet
Though the facets we mentioned above are a major component of commercial toilet bowls, not all are built the same. Many you find out there are not low-flow or water conserving, which could cost you quite a bit of money (especially if you have a large company). Even worse, if you purchase commercial ADA toilets that do not have the relevant safeguards built in, you could be dealing with plenty of backups and bathroom malfunctions; fortunately, you don’t have to worry about that here. With some of the best commercial toilets on the market, every single one of our products should fit your commercial needs. All you have to do is choose the one that fits perfectly. A few of the facets that you should keep in mind when choosing are:
- Siphonic or Wash Down: Do you want a toilet that completely vacates the bowl after every flush? Or do you want one that is “pushing action only” and only does the job halfway? That’s the main difference between Siphonic and wash down, though both have their advantages and drawbacks. Just remember that US toilets are mostly siphonic, so most are familiar with and prefer siphonic action.
- High Efficiency: Though commercial toilets are normally somewhat high efficiency, there are extreme high-efficiency options that can give you even more savings on your water bill at the end of each month.
- Cleanliness: Many toilets offer surfaces that are easily cleaned and fired with antimicrobial properties. They also have a smooth glaze that inhibits the ability of soil to attach to the toilet, keeping it cleaner for longer. If this is something that is important to you, look for the EverClean surface on our toilets.
Many commercial plumbing contractors have started to install automatic flush valves for public restrooms due to the cleanliness that comes with having a toilet that will flush without having to be triggered manually. Typically, installing an automatic flush valve is more costly but in the long run, the benefits of doing so outweigh the costs. Many consumers prefer automatic flush valves although the repair costs of an automatic unit are considerably higher than that of a manual valve. When automatics were first introduced they did not have an option for users to manually flush the toilet when the need arose. In order to allow flushing in instances where the automatic function is failing, many commercial toilet manufacturers now offer features that allow users to manually flush the toilet at their convenience. At PlumbersStock, we sell both automatic and manual flush valves so our customers are able to specify which version they prefer on a case by case basis.
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