Back to Wall Toilets
Back to wall toilets are installed with the rear of the toilet pan against a service wall or IPS duct panel. Back to wall toilets are combined with a concealed cistern installed behind the same service wall or duct panel. This type of installation means all supply and waste pipework is concealed from view, and our back to wall toilets come in at affordable prices for all budgets.
Features & Benefits of Back to Wall Toilets
Because back to wall toilets are partnered with an IPS system, the cubicle has reduced surface areas. This is because you essentially have four flat wall surfaces and a small protruding toilet pan. This makes the washroom easier to clean and when back to wall toilets are used across large sites like schools, museums and universities, they can bring significant value. With fewer moving parts on display, they often need less maintenance compared to close coupled toilets too. Shop for back to wall toilets here today, and view our back to wall FAQ questions below for some more information on these products:
Back to Wall Toilet FAQs
What is a Back to Wall Toilet?
A back to wall toilet essentially means that the user’s back will sit flush against the wall when seated, as opposed to against a cistern. When entering the cubicle, you’ll be presented with the toilet pan, but the cistern, which holds the water for flushing, will not be visible. This makes back to wall toilets ideal for conserving space more efficiently in toilet cubicles and more modern washrooms.
How do Back to Wall Toilets work?
Back to wall toilets are a style of toilet that is installed with the rear of the toilet pan against a service wall, or IPS duct panel, rather than with an external cistern. Back to wall toilets are instead combined with a concealed cistern, that is installed behind the same service wall or duct panel. This type of installation means all supply and waste pipework is concealed from view, which makes back to wall toilets the choice for washrooms and bathrooms that are opting for a cleaner, more refined overall design.
Why choose a back to wall toilet?
A lot of people go for back to wall toilets as an option as it can make the space inside the toilet cubicle, and the bathroom/washroom as a whole, seem much bigger. However, sometimes it’s a move to prevent tampering or accidental damage. When the cistern is exposed like on your traditional domestic toilet, users can remove or damage moving parts. Our back to wall toilet products can also look very slick and smart, maintaining a simple design aesthetic throughout your wash space.
Things to bear in mind with Back to Wall Toilets
Although back to wall toilets, such as the RAK Origin, have no cistern on show, the water for flushing them has to come from somewhere. Most often, it is hidden within a false wall known as an IPS duct set. This conceals all the pipework and the cistern within. This creates what’s known as an integrated plumbing system (IPS). The panels, which conceal the cistern can be removed with a key or special tool, making maintenance simple, but protecting your washroom from vandalism and accidental damage.
Many common questions and general advice on Commercial Toilets and back to wall toilets can be found by reading our blog. However, get in touch with us today if you're interested in learning more about our available Back to Wall toilet units, or any of our other washroom and shower room products.