In our post on Bathroom Trends 2015 we touched on Smart Toilet technology. Today we are sharing other major advancements that are changing the future of toilets, as we know them.
Three years ago I visited Japan and experienced first hand the smart toilet concept. The models found throughout Japan at this stage lacked design appeal and this alone would inhibit their spread throughout the Australian market. Now companies like Roca are producing toilets that have an appealing aesthetic that breaks down this barrier and brings Smart toilet technology to Australia. Comfortable and easy to use, their integrated toiliets offer a unique wellbeing experience with remote control functions, including washing and drying capabilities and a night-light. Bluetooth integration allows you to control toilet features and even play music.
An all-in-one solution
In wall cisterns are becoming increasingly popular in Australian bathrooms. As we move towards bathrooms getting smaller it’s great to see Roca introduce a toilet that integrates the cistern and button seamlessly into the pan itself, eliminating the need to install the cistern and button into the wall. The Meridian In-Tank from Roca uses Soft Air Technology to push water from the in-built cistern into the pan for an effective flush. This innovation in toilet design opens up all sorts of possibilities for improving bathroom design and functionality.
Rimless technology is an innovative toilet pan design with a continuous surface free of edged angles, grooves or gaps that allows for better cleaning and higher hygiene standards. Water enters the pan from a single point flowing smoothly from the upper perimeter in a circular motion toward the lower outlet. A toilet that is easier to clean is a huge plus to us.
These three advances in toilet technology are entering the Australian market and while pricey at the moment, will no doubt gain traction and their prices become more competitive.
If you’re considering renovating your bathroom or a planning a new bathroom, these innovative technologies are definitely worth a look.
Images via Reece and Roca
Founder and Interior Designer - Bella Vie Interiors.