What is a macerator toilet and are they a good option for your project?

A macerator toilet in a bathroom with grey wall
Macerator toilets are an option for rooms without access to the main stack (Image credit: Saniflo)

If you are thinking of installing a new bathroom in a space with no existing sewage outlet, such as a basement or attic, you may have wondered ‘what is a macerator toilet?’

A macerating toilet – also known as an up-flush toilet – works by breaking down waste and toilet paper so that it can be easily transported through smaller pipes when use of a main stack is not an option. 

Sam Webb

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