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Rimless Toilets Guide

Rimless toilets are an increasingly popular choice of toilet due to their superior levels of hygiene and ease of cleaning. In this guide we take you through everything you need to know about rimless toilets so you can pick the right one for you.

What Is A Rimless Toilet?

A rimless toilet is simply a toilet without a traditional rim. Instead of water flowing into the bowl all the way round the rim, a direct flush technique shoots water around the edge of a smooth pan. As there is no rim, rimless toilets are easy to clean and more hygienic than a traditional toilet.


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Rimless Toilet Advantages:

Easy Cleaning

Cleaning the rim of a traditional toilet is tricky. It’s always too small for you to clean it with a sponge or brush and although you can use a toothbrush, it never feels like you’re doing a particularly thorough job. Once you’ve done that, bleach is normally squirted in, but again you can’t really see what you’re doing and it feels more like you’re just papering over the cracks rather than properly cleaning.

Think about how much easier it would be to clean if there was no rim. You could simply wipe in one smooth motion. There would be no need for any brushes and you can see exactly where you’ve cleaned.


Not only are rimless toilets easier to clean, they're also more hygienic than regular toilets. The rim on a standard toilet is difficult to get to and as a result is a breeding ground for limescale and germs. Removing the rim leaves you with a cleaner and more hygienic toilet.

Not only is a rimless toilet easier to keep clean, it will stay more hygienic after every flush. The direct flush technique used by most rimless toilets shoots water around the whole of the bowl, which cleans the pan much more effectively than a regular toilet. This means your toilet will stay cleaner after every flush.


Water Saving

Even though the flushing system of a rimless toilet cleans more effectively than a regular toilet, it will also use less water. This means you get a powerful flush whilst saving money on your water bill and helping to conserve water. Great for the environment and your wallet.

Types Of Rimless Toilets

As rimless toilets become more popular, the number of different types grows. At Tap Warehouse we have a great selection of rimless toilets so you can find the perfect one for your bathroom.


Rimless Wall Hung Toilets

Wall hung toilets are a popular choice for anyone looking to create a stylish, modern bathroom. Raising the toilet off the floor helps to create the illusion of extra space and the lack of a visible cistern gives a sleek, clutter free aesthetic. Coupling this modern toilet design with a rimless pan is a perfect match that will look great in any contemporary bathroom.

Rimless Back To Wall Toilets

A back to wall toilet doesn't have a traditional cistern. Instead, the cistern sits inside the wall or within a piece of furniture to give you a simple, clutter free look. Back to wall toilets are slightly easier to install than a wall hung option as they don't require a steel support frame. Coupling a rimless pan with a back to wall design is perfect for anyone looking to add a stylish, modern toilet to their bathroom.

Rimless Close Coupled Toilets

Alongside the modern styles, rimless toilets are also available in a more traditional close coupled variant. With a close coupled toilet, the cistern sits directly on top of the toilet pan, so they are easy to install. A rimless close coupled toilet is ideal for anyone who wants the benefits of a rimless toilet but doesn't want the complexities involved with installing wall hung or back to wall toilet.

Rimless Toilet Installation

Rimless toilets are installed in the same way as traditional toilets, so you don't need to worry about anything extra. All of our close-coupled rimless toilets come with a dual flush cistern, whereas with our wall hung and back-to-wall rimless toilets, these will need to be bought separately. A soft close seat is almost always included as well.

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