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AIBU to think wall hung toilets have no place in a public toilet

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Emochild Wed 03-Aug-16 21:01:49

Been to the cinema today. It's just been refitted and all of the toilets are wall hung

I'm sure they can take plenty of weight but I don't trust them -especially considering the volume of traffic -so to speak

AIBU to think toilets that are used with such frequency should be solid, sturdy and with a pedestal?

QueenoftheAndals Wed 03-Aug-16 21:03:24

Totally read that as well hung toilets...

acasualobserver Wed 03-Aug-16 21:05:11

What is a wall hung toilet? (Apologies is this is something that actually everyone knows.)

Emochild Wed 03-Aug-16 21:06:26

It's a toilet that is supported by the wall, so it looks like it is floating above the floor

liz70 Wed 03-Aug-16 21:07:53

It's one where there's no foot or pedestal i.e. the toilet pan is just fixed to the wall, with nothing beneath it to support it.

Sidge Wed 03-Aug-16 21:09:00

Easier to clean the floors, innit?

helpimitchy Wed 03-Aug-16 21:09:27

It makes it easier to clean the floor.

acasualobserver Wed 03-Aug-16 21:10:44

Thank you for explaining. What is your concern? That a fat customer might snap it off the wall?

QuestionableMouse Wed 03-Aug-16 21:10:52

If you saw the amount of piss that ends up on the floor you'd want to make the floor as easy to clean as possible!

Emochild Wed 03-Aug-16 21:11:51

I know it's easier to clean the floor but I always think they are going to fall off the wall

tametempo Wed 03-Aug-16 21:11:54

It will encourage 'hoverers' grin

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Wed 03-Aug-16 21:13:55

I would have thought wall hung toilets were better for public toilets they take up less space and as people have said easier to Clean around

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Wed 03-Aug-16 21:15:08

* I always think they are going to fall off the wall*

There no more going to than the old over head cisterns

dietcokeandwine Wed 03-Aug-16 21:16:52

We have wall hung toilets in our bathroom/downstairs loo. They aren't just fixed to the wall, each has a separate heavy duty frame that is concealed within the wall itself and then tiled over. So basically like a traditional pedestal but you only actually see the toilet bowl and seat, the pedestal bit is hidden.

They are just as solid and sturdy as a traditional pedestal but, as others have said, a lot easier to keep clean. No nasty manky bit of grouting around any pedestal base to get coated in wee!

Womenareliketeabags Wed 03-Aug-16 21:18:36

What is your concern? That a fat customer might snap it off the wall? grin haha. Laid in bed laughing to myself.

acasualobserver Wed 03-Aug-16 21:18:51

Now, the old overhead cisterns, I miss those. You got a proper Niagara style deluge with them - no second flush ever needed.

dietcokeandwine Wed 03-Aug-16 21:19:12

frames look a bit like this

toilet frame

Tangfastics Wed 03-Aug-16 21:21:34

I confess to having an aversion to wall mounted toilets too.

In our last bathroom we had one and it was slightly wonky. I was always suspicious of it!

Lweji Wed 03-Aug-16 21:21:42

I thought you had broken one. grin

iklboo Wed 03-Aug-16 21:24:29

My nana flushed an overhead cistern in our very old house. It came off the wall right onto her head & gave her a very nasty concussion.

Penfold007 Wed 03-Aug-16 21:37:14

My DCs have just told me off for laughing. I do hopeikiboo's nana made a full recovery

iklboo Wed 03-Aug-16 21:42:47

She did thanks Penfold - trundled along for another 15 years, bless her smile

Aeroflotgirl Wed 03-Aug-16 21:55:26

What do wall hung toilets look like?

MsKite Wed 03-Aug-16 21:55:32

I see the danger in every possible situation, but even I have never worried about this! I'm impressed op! and is makes me feel better to realise I'm not the most paranoid person in the world anymore

PacificDogwod Wed 03-Aug-16 21:58:16


Have you ever seen how they are secured??
Safer than any floor-standing pedestal loo grin

And they are genius for cleaning <loves her bog>

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