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Toilet unit buying guide
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Toilet unit buying guide

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 5 years ago 2 min read

In this expert buying guide, we'll take you through your options when buying a toilet unit.

An increasingly popular choice for modern bathrooms, toilet units are designed to hide the cistern element of your toilet for a sleek and sophisticated appearance.

These units are available in a selection of colours, styles and finishes, designed to complement other items of furniture around your bathroom. With options for contemporary and traditional decor, we'll give you a brief introduction to the range of toilet units at, and what you need to consider when choosing one.

Eden collection

Styles of toilet units

The generally simple design of a toilet unit lends itself to a wide range of bathroom styles, but there are options to choose from so it perfectly fits with your taste.

White units are always popular, such as the Eden, as they create a seamless, clean finish to your room, and are easy to match with most colours and styles of decoration. Alternatively, you can purchase units with a wood effect finish, like oak or walnut. These are classic, elegant finishes that will always look good, whilst adding a feeling of warmth to the room.

If you do want to make more of an impact, choose a bold, dark colour for your toilet unit, as this will make it stand out and become more of a feature within the room.

Back to wall toilet units


Toilet units tend to be between 766mm and 1000mm tall, 500mm to 900mm wide, and can be anywhere between 220mm and 400mm deep. They are generally a similar size, but it’s important to measure your space to make sure you choose one that fits. You need to ensure it’s the right size for the space in your bathroom, as well as for the cistern and toilet pan that you choose. You can check all the measurements and requirements in the "Dimensions and Specifications" tab before purchasing.

Mode Carter ice white back to wall toilet unit

No building work

Another big benefit of using a toilet unit is that it conceals the cistern without the need for any building work or mounting frames in the wall. If you were fitting a wall hung or back to wall toilet without one you would have to build a stud wall section. Toilet units provide a much simpler solution, with the cistern still out of sight, but it can still be easily accessed for repairs or maintenance.

Buying your toilet and cistern

Toilet units are sometimes sold on their own, so you will need to purchase your back to wall toilet and concealed cistern separately. However, you can also buy your back to wall toilet and toilet unit together, in which case you will just need to purchase your concealed cistern.

Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in Buying guides | 5 years ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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