How to install a toilet
The toilet is a functional element that helps to improve hygiene and health. However, its design can give the bathroom an aesthetic lift and contribute to a better use of space.
The installation of a toilet is a relatively simple plumbing task, but to ensure it is done correctly, we need to rely on the professionals.
The different toilet models out there today require various kinds of installation, depending on the function of the water outlets. We make life easy for installers and professionals with a series of explanatory videos that demonstrate the steps to follow to install a toilet.
Materials for toilet installation
Installing a toilet is a one-person job, and these are the most common tools required, depending on the model:
- Tape measure
- Adjustable wrench
We recommend you read the instructions carefully before you begin.
Installing a horizontal outlet toilet
One of the most common types of installations is a rear inlet toilet, like our Acro toilet.
Step 1: To make it easier, remove the flush mechanism inside the cistern.
Step 2: Fit the stop valve and tighten it with an adjustable wrench. It is important to ensure there are no leaks.
Step 3: Fit the rear inlet connection kit to the stop valve. To align the pipe correctly, bend it slightly using a bending machine or screwdriver. It is important to fit the kit pieces in the correct sequence, following the instructions.
Step 4: Replace the flush valve.
Take a look at the Acro toilet installation video:
How to install a floor-standing toilet
The installation of a vertical outlet toilet, like the Urban C floor-standing toilet, is also a simple process.
Step 1: Place the toilet in the installation position and mark out the footprint of the toilet using a pencil. Also mark the position of the fixing holes.
Step 2: Remove the toilet and measure the distance to fit the plastic fixings correctly. Based on these measurements, install the fixing brackets and make sure they are in the correct position.
Step 3: Screw the flexible water supply hose onto the toilet.
Step 4: Fit the wax seal.
Step 5: Fit the toilet by applying even pressure. Do not move it once it is in position as this could break the hermetic seal.
Step 6: Connect the supply hose to the outlet and turn on the water supply.
Step 7: Secure the toilet with the fixing kit provided.
Step 8: Install the hinges for the seat. Position the seat correctly and then tighten the screws.
Step 9: Apply the sealant around the base of the toilet.
Step 10: Regulate the flush according to the instructions in the manual. Line up the flush mechanisms with the cistern lid and put it in place.
Installing a wall-hung toilet
One of the advantages of a wall-hung toilet is that you can adjust its height and make more user-friendly.
We explain how to install the Architect wall-hung toilet in this video:
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