Rimless toilets are relatively new in toilet design. They are likely to become increasingly popular over the next few years.
A rimless toilet is exactly as its name implies, a toilet without a rim at the top of the bowl. Not having a rim on the toilet can make a significant difference to the aesthetics and cleanliness of the toilet bowl.
By removing the rim, the toilet has cleaner lines and is therefore easier to clean. The inside of the bowl is the tricky part. This is where all those grotty things such as bacteria, limescale and grime build up. A rimless toilet has no place for these nasties to hide. Cleaning simply involves wiping the toilet bowl in one action. No using a brush or bleach to get at all those hidden crevices. Sounds like a much easier job than cleaning a toilet with a rim.
What are the Advantages?
As already mentioned, they are definitely much easier to clean
The direct flush technique more evenly and effectively cleans the entire pan
Bacteria or limescale gets washed down the pan instead of getting caught under the rim
Not significantly more expensive than other mid-range toilet suite
Are there any Disadvantages?
Rimless toilets don’t appear to have any disadvantages. They present no additional challenges with plumbing and installation. From all indications they will be common place in the future.
Choose from a close-coupled, wall hung or back-to-wall rimless toilet. Ensure that it has a soft close seat and you are perfectly set.