Toto Aquia wall hung v. Ultramax

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by dbbarron, May 31, 2012.

  1. dbbarron

    dbbarron New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Remodelling a bathroom near a kitchen (public space) and would like the quietest unit possible.
    Also going for a modern design, so a wall hung, tank in-wall unit would be an advantage - also easy to clean floor. Also using wall hung vanity for similar reasons.
    The walls are 2x6 construction (even interior - the toilet is against a LB wall) so plenty of room for an in-wall tank.

    So if I go conventional, I am thinking about the Ultramax. In-wall, the aquia.

    Any thoughts on which would be quieter, better flushing, etc.? Other considerations?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    14,953
    Location:
    Bothell, Washington
    The standard floor mount Aquia has a little edge on noise levels. I think you would be safe going for the wall hung Aquia.
    I've been considering installing one in my home just to try it out.
  3. dbbarron

    dbbarron New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Thanks Terry:

    I may be over thinking this, however, in the case of a standard floor mount toilet, I have a solid 2x6 wall with a layer of sheetrock on either side (and kitchen cabinets on the kitchen side) to attenuate noise.

    However, for a wall mount with in-wall tank, there is only 1 layer of sheetrock between the in-wall tank and the kitchen (plus the cabinets), and the toilet is (acoustically) coupled to one side of the 2x6 wall and potentially able to better transmit vibration through it.

    Any comments on the above (other than I'm nuts and over thinking the issue).

    db
  4. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    14,953
    Location:
    Bothell, Washington
    You have some good points there about the common wall thing.
    Mine would common wall against the other bathroom.
  5. dbbarron

    dbbarron New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I'm thinking the tank fill is likely quick and very quiet in any circumstance.
    It is the air gap (right term) at the end of the flush that is the big noise and I don't think this resonates the porcelain, let alone the metal frame and wall - Thus, I don't think it will make much difference.

    I just don't like the bathroom near the kitchen in the first place (it is located closest to the eat-in area to make matters worse.), but have to deal.

    db
  6. ThomasD.

    ThomasD. New Member

    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Aquia Wall Hung Toilets

    Terry, I don't expect you to remember me, but we talked about a year ago regarding your opinion on the Aquia Wall Hung Toilets. I"m at the ordering stage right now and would like to know if you have had a chance to try one out or have any other advice regarding it. I'm up in Alaska and water usage isn't an issue but good flushing is. Thanks
Similar Threads: Toto Aquia
Forum Title Date
Toilet Forum discussions Gurgling after flushing a Toto Aquia Wall-Hung? What's wrong? Jun 28, 2014
Toilet Forum discussions Toto Aquia II installation roadblock May 26, 2014
Toilet Forum discussions Toto Aquia Mounting Flange Apr 6, 2014
Toilet Forum discussions Toto Aquia Dual Toilet with leak at connection of supply line and fill valve Mar 13, 2014
Toilet Forum discussions help for house reno, any informed opinion about toto legato? vs aquia Jan 17, 2014

Share This Page