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10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Toilets

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10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Toilets

June 5, 2024

Demure, space saving, and easy to clean, the wall-hung toilet is a long-time fixture in European bathrooms that’s getting more attention from remodelers in the US. The design is well worth considering and ripe for any small bathroom renovation.

The advantages? Foremost is that wall-hung toilets are space savers: their water tanks are concealed behind the wall in the standard space between studs, so the toilets takes up far less real estate in the bathroom. The tank, meanwhile, is easily accessed for service through the flush plate opening. The toilet height is adjustable at installation, enabling the owner to fit it to their needs. And it doesn’t touch the floor, offering easier cleaning and a more open sense of space.

What’s not to like? Replacing a standard toilet throne with a wall-hung model takes some doing because the tank installation requires removal of drywall. (As an option, Geberit, the premier in-wall tank company, offers the Monolith Tank Module, a thin rectangular backing with a concealed tank that can replace an existing standard toilet with a wall-hung model–scroll to the end for details.) In general, installation of wall-hung models is best considered when undertaking a new build or a remodel.

Our selections are made of vitreous china or high-performance ceramics. Most, but not all, are WaterSense certified by the EPA and CalGreen compliant; check the manufacturer for details. Note that some of the wall-mounted toilets are available as a full system (with the in-wall tank, carrier, toilet bowl and seat), while others are sold as toilet bowl only, requiring you to gather the other items. Here’s a roundup of 10 worth considering:

the kohler veil wall hung compact elongated toilet (k 3\1539 0) includes an ins 17
Above: The Kohler Veil Wall-Hung Compact Elongated Toilet (K-31539-0) includes an insulated in-wall tank and dual flush plate. WaterSense certified (meaning it uses 20-percent less water than the current standard), it’s $491.25 at Kohler.
a modern classic from the extensive line of duravit wall hung toilets, the dura 18
Above: A modern classic from the extensive line of Duravit wall-hung toilets, the Duravit Happy D-2 Wall Mounted Toilet is is WaterSense certified; $510.25 at Quality Bath.
the sculptural scarabeo tizi suspended toilet (8048) is \$\1,075.45 at quality  19
Above: The sculptural Scarabeo Tizi Suspended Toilet (8048) is $1,075.45 at Quality Bath.
designed by vitra for nameeks, the toilet bowl (53\18 003 0075 s50) is \$49\2.7 20
Above: Designed by Vitra for Nameeks, the Toilet Bowl (5318-003-0075 S50) is $492.75 at Wayfair.
the duravit me starck elongated floor mounted toilet is water efficient and \$4 21
Above: The Duravit ME Starck Elongated Floor Mounted Toilet is water efficient and $473 at Perigold.
the vitra liquid wall hung wc toilet is designed by tom dixon. available throug 22
Above: The Vitra Liquid Wall Hung WC Toilet is designed by Tom Dixon. Available through Vitra dealers.
from alice ceramica, the hide square wall hung ceramic toilet is designed by ma 23
Above: From Alice Ceramica, the Hide Square Wall Hung Ceramic Toilet is designed by Massimiliano Braconi; $419.73 at Archiproducts
the duravit d code dual flush wall mounted toilet is modeled on the classic was 24
Above: The Duravit D Code Dual Flush Wall Mounted Toilet is modeled on the classic washbasin shape; $223.64 for the toilet minus the seat at Build.
the toto rp compact wall hung elongated toilet is \$594.30 for the toilet bowl  25
Above: The Toto RP Compact Wall Hung Elongated Toilet is $594.30 for the toilet bowl only
the villeroy and boch subway toilet is \$364 at quality bath. 26
Above: The Villeroy and Boch Subway Toilet is $364 at Quality Bath.
from blu bathworks of vancouver, the metrix dual flush wall mount toilet is dec 27
Above: From Blu Bathworks of Vancouver, the Metrix Dual Flush Wall Mount Toilet is decidedly modern in form and function; $349 at AF Supply.
the toto dual flush wall mounted two piece elongated toilet without a seat is \ 28
Above: The Toto Dual Flush Wall Mounted Two Piece Elongated Toilet without a seat is $1,169 at Build.
the modern, slightly angular laufen water closet bowl is \$769 at quality bath. 29
Above: The modern, slightly angular Laufen Water Closet Bowl is $769 at Quality Bath.

Click here to view a gallery of our favorite bathroom designs. Focusing on conservation? See our earlier feature, 5 Favorites: The Best Water Conserving Toilets. For some standout bathroom accessories, go to Crisis in the Commode: Powder Room Edition on Gardenista.

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your bathroom toilet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Toilets.

N.B.: This post was originally published on April 16, 2014. We have updated it with new and additional product selections and current pricing.

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