Authentically capturing the spirit of a bygone age, our range of traditional bathroomware extends to this selection of fine WC's. An essential item in any bathroom, these traditional toilets add a period feature piece to any bathroom.
Traditional, close coupled toilets are normally Victorian in style with fluted bases, some are a little more square in style with an Edwardian or art deco feel such as the Imperial Westminster range which is very popular and creates a chic timeless look. They have exposed cisterns that are coupled to the pan, they look especially authentic with a lever handle but can be purchased with a push button for modern convenience.
The image above shows a collection of close coupled toilets from Burlington Bathrooms
Although your new toilet will be Victorian in appearance you can incorporate modern technology to make your life easier! We would recommend looking for a toilet with easy clean technology such as Burlington’s Nanoglaze or Villeroy and Boch’s renowned CeramicPlus coating. Villeroy and Boch manufacture the Hommage range which is a lovely traditional design range featuring a close coupled traditional toilet that can be installed with other pieces in this range to create a traditional Victorian Bathroom look or used with more contemporary pieces to create a Victorian bathroom with a modern feel. Ceramic plus comes as standard on the Hommage range by Villeroy and Boch.
The video above explains Villeroy and Boch’s ceramicplus coating
Victorian style close coupled toilets can work in small spaces too, shorter projection pans are available for example Burlington make a slim line toilet to save on space, this is available with their latest Rimless technology. The cistern depth is slimmer on this version of their close coupled toilet, saving in depth for use in a cloakroom bathroom. This would be nicely paired with a matching cloakroom basin from the same manufacturer and range for consistency to bring the final look together.
The image above shows a collection of close coupled toilets from British manufacturer Imperial Bathrooms
More decorative options are available, Imperial bathrooms make a decorated version which is manufactured to order, the Imperial Oxford Decorated can be manufactured with blue or pink floral decoration. Burlington produce a decorated range titled “English Garden” that features lovely floral designs in a traditional style that complement the Victorian look. If you would prefer to keep your pottery white or cream only, you could go for close couple pans with a little more decoration on the handle or with a more ornate design overall such as the Imperial drift which has stepped fluting on the edges and an additional upstand area at the back of the cistern lid for added design flair and decoration.
The video above demonstrates the British manufacturer Imperial Bathrooms
The base of your traditional close coupled toilet is referred to as the pan and the top section which holds the water is the cistern. The advantage of having your traditional toilet in a close coupled style is primarily access to the cistern, with it being on the outside of the wall it is ways to access, simply removing the lid to get into the cistern for maintenance and adding freshener blocks for example. High level cisterns are difficult to access so a close coupled traditional could be the choice for your new Victorian bathroom.