What is a WC suite?


Whether you have heard the term WC Suite before or not, you’re probably wondering exactly what one is, or even what the abbreviation WC stands for. Well, wonder no more as this article explains all.

Why are toilets called a WC?

To start, WC is an abbreviation standing for ‘water closet’, a name used in the 1900’s for a toilet, due to most being fitted in a spare closet or cupboard. Over time WC has been used instead of bathroom to describe a room with a toilet but no bath.

What is a WC suite?


Put simply, a WC suite is simply another term for a complete toilet with a cistern, pan, and flush. The term suite in this context is perhaps a little confusing as a suite is normally more than one item such as a sofa and an armchair or a bath, toilet, and basin, but just remember a WC suite refers to a full toilet system.

What is a WC or toilet pan?


The toilet or WC pan is the part of the toilet which contains the water and comes in a range of shapes and sizes, with standard and short projection toilets to offer. Short projection pans are perfect for smaller bathrooms as they take up less space from the front of the pan to the wall.

What is a WC or toilet cistern?


Cisterns can either be fitted as exposed or concealed depending on the toilet you choose and the shape and positioning of your bathroom. If your bathroom or WC is on the small side then a concealed cistern is a great option, allowing you to hide the full cistern and workings in the wall behind your toilet.

An exposed cistern, however, is perfect if you’re going for a traditional look in your bathroom, as most classic toilets have beautiful exposed or raised cisterns.

If you're looking for more information on toilets and toilet seats take a look at the following posts - Toilet Seat Buying Guide - How do Saniflo toilets work?- Toilet Buying Guide.

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