Sanitaryware is a term used to describe toilets, basins, and bidets. They were traditionally made from pottery. Today, sanitaryware is made from vitreous china, fireclay, acrylic resin, stainless steel, and high impact plastic. Vitreous China is the most common material used to make sanitaryware.
There are several deisgns of toilets. These are close coupled, low level, high level, back to wall, and wall hung.
Close coupled is floor mounted with the cistern against the wall and resting on the back of the pan.
Low Level toilets are floor mounted with a small pipe connecting the cistern to the pan. A High Level toilet has a longer pipe connecting the cistern and pan.
Back to Wall toilets are popular in commercial washrooms. The cistern is hidden and installed behind the wall.
Wall Hung toilets are wall mounted on brackets or a WC frame. A frame is required when the wall is not solid masonry. These design is a common space saving design and also the installation makes cleaning easier.
Merrows sells a wide range of toilets as described above.
There are four basic basin designs, wall hung, pedestal, countertop, and vessel.
Wall Hung are mounted onto the wall via brackets of a frame. A frame is needed when a stud wall is used. A pair of legs can be used to support wall hung basins. A chrome plated bottle trap is needed as the pipework shows.
Pedestals are used to support washbasins. It also conceals the pipes, so a chrome plated bottle trap is not needed, so a cheaper plastic one can be used.
Countertop basins are full countertop, recessed, or semi-recessed. When a full countertop basin is installed the flange is visible and the basin is just above the top. A recessed basin is mounted below the top. A semi-recessed basin is half under the counter and half above. They also project out from the countertop.
Vessel Basins sit on furniture or a counter top.
Bidets can be wall hung, freestanding, or back to wall.
Merrows sells a wide range of modern and traditional sanitaryware.