Buying a new toilet isn’t the most glamorous of tasks, but it’s one we all need to do at some point.

There are several styles of toilet available to suit different shaped bathrooms or personal tastes. The most common type of loo is the close-coupled toilet.

A close-coupled toilet is one that has a cistern attached to the toilet bowl – they are ‘close-coupled’ in fact!

When you sit on the loo for a moment of peace and quiet the cistern is placed behind you with the toilet seat resting on the cistern.

You’ll be able to see both the cistern and bowl easily if it’s close-coupled style, and the pipework is tucked away inside the casing.

What Other Types Of Toilet Are There?

Other designs are the back-to-wall toilet with the cistern unit hidden away in the unit behind, and the wall-hung toilet which is fixed straight to the wall rather than the bathroom floor so it appears to hover.

These are the most modern designs but they take a considerable amount of fitting and need access panels.

In comparison to fancy wall-mounted and back-to-wall toilets, the close-coupled toilet can be fitted in no time with minimal fuss – and that’s why they’re the most common type in the UK.

Of course, less fitting fuss and a tried and tested traditional design means the price is often better too.

Close Coupled Toilet Designs

Just because close-coupled loos are the original traditional design, it doesn’t mean they are boring, oh no.

Close-coupled toilets are available in a range of styles from futuristic sleek lines to vintage ‘Venus rising from the waves’ scallop shells. Whatever your taste there’s a closed-coupled loo to match it.

The Close Coupled Toilet Is Always A Winner

Close-coupled toilets are streamlined, compact, and offer simple access to the cistern so you readily fix them if the ballcock goes wrong or there’s a leak.

You can’t beat a close-coupled toilet for a classic look that’s simple to maintain, easy to keep clean, and right on the money.