Types of Toilet Flanges
Updated on Sunday 18th June 2017
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A toilet flange is a pipe fixture which connects the toilet to the floor, as well as the drain to a drain pipe. In this article, our plumbers in Singapore describe some of the different toilet flange types.
The plastic toilet flanges used by our plumbers in Singapore
These are toilet flanges made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride). Some of these flanges can be entirely fabricated from PVC, while other can have a PVC base and a top made of metal.
These toilet flanges can be ABS ones, having an increased rigidity. They are less expensive than the PVC ones and more resistant to shocks, heat and water.
ABS flanges can have different designs, being suitable for 3 inch (7.62 cm) and 4 inch (10.16 cm) drain pipes.
Copper toilet flanges
This type of toilet flanges is extremely resistant to corrosion. Soft copper flanges can easily bend to match pipes while installing them.
Unlike the soft copper toilet flanges, the rigid copper ones are not flexible and are best to be utilized by our Singapore plumbing experts at elbow joints to match the drain pipes.
Cast iron toilet flanges in Singapore
The cast iron toilet flanges used by our plumber in Singapore are more costly and are suitable for cast iron plumbing.
These toilet flanges may have different sizes, including offset closet flanges.
Deep-body cast iron toilet flanges are utilized on drain pipes which are located lower than the toilet sub-floor, being projected to reach down to the pipes.
Brass toilet flanges
Brass toilet flanges are a durable option, being available in three sizes: regular, offset and deep seal ones.
Some of them can be found only as the circular piece and others, with an elbow joint which is connected to the drain pipes.
When installing them, our local plumbers place an additional wax ring between the toilet flange and the toilet, to make sure that the connection is sealed properly.
For more details about the other types of toilet flanges, or if you need to install such a fitting in your bathroom, we kindly invite you to get in touch with our plumbers in Singapore.