New Toilet Upgrades and Installations… What Rocket Plumbing Says:

A poll of 2,500 people revealed that going to the toilet accounts for the biggest chunk of time spent in the bathroom – an average of one hour and 42 minutes a week, or almost 92 days over a lifetime.

So it’s no surprise that engineers and designers have looked at the toilet, and said… how can we make it better?   The broad demand of the home owning public in renovating and designing every inch of one’s surroundings has been a great match for toilet.  Have you been getting the itch to change the look and vibe of your home?  Could that extend to upgrading your toilet?

Below are some of the Toilet upgrades you will want to know about on your next bathroom renovation.

A Taller Toilet

Smart Toilets

Wall Hung Toilet

A taller Toilet?

Nearly all toilets you will have experienced are 17 inches tall, to conform to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  However… if you can use another 2 inches added to your toilet’s height, there IS an option.

The Convenient Height Company has made a 19″ tall toilet. The founder worked in assisted living centers for 10 years, and noticed that the elderly that have strength and flexibility issues were prone to injury from just sitting and getting up off of the 17″ toilets.

Those of us young and old with lower back pain… can we relate?

Rocket Plumbing would be happy to handle ordering and installing your 19″ toilet, and play a role in your comfort, in 2208 hours of your life.

Smart Toilets?

Yes, the new thing of attaching a tool to the internet has not escaped our toilets.   What would make a Smart Toilet “smart”?

Big plumbing system manufacturers are going all in on this new type of toilet, like the manufacturers we here at Rocket Plumbing recommend.  Kohler’s Numi Intelligent toilet with KOHLER Konnect Smart toilet

Key Points

  • Numi intelligent toilet with KOHLER Konnect is Kohler’s most advanced toilet.  The Numi offers personalized experiences that let users fine-tune every aspect of their experience to their exact preference, from ambient colored lighting to wireless Bluetooth® music sync capability to the heated seat and foot warmer.  Numi delivers hands-free control, personalized cleansing functionality, and exceptional water efficiency.
  • Features of Numi with KOHLER Konnect can be controlled through voice-command, the KOHLER Konnect app, or the remote. 

Real Life Example (Moments Made Better)

  • In the dark, as you walk up to Numi, the lid will open and treat you to a warm seat; when you walk away, it flushes and closes.  Hassle-free for night time trips to the bathroom.
  • Use app or the remote to program personalized presets for different users, and you can use voice to access the preset/profile (in case you misplace the remote).  There is probably a difference between you, your spouse, and your children when it comes to washing; this lets you easily program and select personalization using voice and app.
  • Ask Alexa to access your own playlist of songs (if you have Verdera and have Numi set up as an Alexa speaker).

Technical Information

  • Warm-water cleansing
  • Stainless steel wand with UV sanitization
  • Adjustable water temperature, pressure and spray
  • Heated seat and warm-air dryer
  • Nightlight and ambient lighting
  • Automatic deodorization
  • Touch-screen remote
  • Automatic flush
  • Automatic opening-closing lid
  • Hands-free opening/closing seat
  • Foot warmer
  • Speakers with wireless streaming capability

The Wall Hung Toilet?

An interesting and visually appealing new toilet is the Wall Hung toilet.  The best example we can show you of one is the Aquia® Wall-Hung Dual-Flush Toilet, 1.6 GPF & 0.9 GPF, Elongated Bowl

This sleek and modern wall-hung toilet is based around an elongated bowl and skirted design, along with a powerful Dual-Max flushing system. One benefit to these types of toilets is the space savings (up to 9 inches in floor space), so if you have a smaller bathroom, could be just the thing for your next renovation. It can come equipped with a SoftClose seat (closes slowly, will not drop and slam).