Bath fixture manufacturer Icera has released four new wall-mounted toilet designs, offerings that the company says help maximize space in small bathrooms.
Each toilet design varies from model to model, but all four models will offer the same plumbing features and join Icera’s first wall hung model, Clarity. Such features include a dual-flush capability with an average of 1.28 gallons per flush, a rimless bowl, silent close seats, and quick-release hinges, the company says.
Icera says its rimless bowls tackle the troubles of cleaning a traditional toilet’s small jet holes, which are located under the rim. Without a rim, two large jets do the cleaning. This helps eliminate bacteria and mineral build-up from the harder to reach smaller jets.
These new offerings are a direct response to the demand of wall-mounted toilets, says Icera, deeming the product as “among the year’s most in-demand bathroom options.” Wall hung toilets can save homeowners nine inches or more of additional space, says the company.
Instead of a traditional tank, wall-hung units have flushing components that are hidden behind the wall, which frees up space and makes room for other elements in the bath. These offerings are all compatible with third-party in-wall carrier systems, such as Geberit and Viega.
Emerging designs and product influences, such as minimalism and sustainability, draw consumers to look toward a wall-mounted toilet, according to Icera. This style of toilet first emerged in Europe nearly 40 years ago and is extremely popular throughout the region. But now American trade professionals and consumers have discovered that the wall-hungs also work well in small bathrooms where floor space is at a premium.
The company says installation is easy due to a fully concealed mounting system and can also be installed at ADA or standard height.
There are four styles offered: Lily, Vista, Karo, and Baxter. All models offer an elongated bowl made of vitreous china and then finished with an antimicrobial “MicroGlaze,” which helps keep cleaning and maintenance hassle-free, and also offers stain resistance.
In addition, the Icera wall hung toilets are EPA WaterSense compliant, meaning they use 1.28 gallons per flush or less, a 20% decrease in the traditional water usage of 1.6 gallons per flush.