You almost certainly have a porcelain toilet in your bathroom at home. Have you ever wondered why almost every toilet is made from this glossy white material? There are many benefits to using porcelain that you may have taken for granted. Learn more about why toilets are made the way they are by reading the rest of this blog entry.
What are the Benefits of a Porcelain Toilet?
Porcelain might look delicate sometimes, but when made properly, it can be strong enough to last decades. Although it is similar to ceramic in that it is made from fired clay, porcelain is more durable because it uses different minerals and is more dense. This does make it heavy and more expensive than ceramic, but the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
Consider how easy it is to wipe the glazed finish of a toilet clean, or how well it keeps its color over time. A porcelain toilet is ideal for modern bathrooms since they are usually colored white or a cream color that compliments almost every kind of decor. While non-corrosive metal toilets are possible, they are rarely used, even in the most industrial of environments. Consider porcelain the perfect fit for the job.
Why Aren’t Toilets Made out of Plastic?
Plastic may seem like a viable alternative to porcelain, especially since plastic is waterproof and will usually clean up easily. Plastic would even be less cold to the touch, but the main problem with plastic is strength. In terms of durability, plastic is going to be more subject to fractures under pressure. Toilet seats are often made out of plastic and other materials, but they are made to be replaced easily. With enough searching, you may find plastic toilets, but few have been developed that can unseat the king of toilet construction: porcelain.
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