Concealed and Exposed Toilet Cisterns

Following the recent launch of the all-new bathroom sanitaryware ranges, Cobra differentiates between concealed and exposed toilet cisterns.
15 July 2021 Get Inspired
Concealed and Exposed Toilet Cisterns

Following the recent launch of the all-new bathroom sanitaryware ranges, Cobra differentiates between concealed and exposed toilet cisterns.

Compatible with the new Cobra Arrive, Pause, Shelter and Welcome ceramics ranges, both the concealed and exposed cistern options are used within the Cobra toilet offering. But what really is the difference between exposed and concealed toilet cisterns? Let’s find out!

A deeply personal and private moment, for the most part, spent alone in the sanctity of our bathroom. While for some, visiting the loo can be a taboo physical function of the body, for others, a toilet break may be the only moment of solitude they get to experience during the day. A time during which we are at our most vulnerable and prioritise privacy, comfort, and reliability, finding the perfect toilet fitting that meets both our personal and functional needs is essential.


Exposed Toilet Cisterns

These are more traditional toilet fittings supplied predominantly with Close Coupled Suites and some wall-hung toilet pans where the water tank, more formally referred to as the cistern, is placed at the back of the toilet bowl. The ceramic cistern forms essentially what would be the backrest of the toilet suite, mounted on the wall and in open view. Fitted with a dual flush button or traditional handle flush mechanism, the exposed cistern facilitates a “flush” of water from the tank to the bowl. Cost-effective and accessible for any routine maintenance, parts replacement and repairs, exposed cistern fittings can also be manually refilled in the case of an interruption to your main water supply - and of course, should you need to shut off the water supply, this can quite easily be done by closing the tap beneath the cistern or inside the tank just under the lid.


Concealed Cistern Tanks

Contemporary, minimalistic, and adding to a more modern bathroom aesthetic, concealed cisterns are quite literally "hidden" within the wall or behind the tiling with only the flush plate mechanism revealing its location. And while a concealed cistern offers a functional solution to smaller bathroom spaces, wall hung fittings paired with a concealed cistern helps to create the added illusion of even more space given the gap between the floor and “floating” toilet bowl. Complete with benefits including a quieter flushing experience, effortless cleaning, and water-saving dual-flush capability, toilets fitted with concealed cisterns create the ultimate bathroom sophistication.

With design enhancements applied to the all-new Cobra bathroom sanitaryware, each new range showcases a close coupled suite, complete with exposed cistern, together with a wall hung toilet option supplied with compatible concealed cistern in a similar design.

Read on to find out more about the all-new Cobra ceramic sanitaryware fixtures and browse each range below.


Cobra WELCOME Ceramic Sanitaryware Range

Nothing gives you that welcoming feeling like entering a space that eases both your mind and soul. With family-friendly and easy-to-use properties, the Cobra Welcome range transforms your bathroom into a comfortable space with its simple yet modern design. Offering a Close Couple Toilet suite, or an alternative wall hung toilet pan complete with seat and dual flush capability, the Cobra Welcome range is shaped with more classic curves and a pure white finish. The range also offers both a small and medium wall hung basin option, ideal for smaller bathroom spaces and a more timeless aesthetic.


Cobra SHELTER Range

The Cobra Shelter range is a family favourite that facilitates safe and comfortable spaces by providing bathroom fixtures that enhance your special bathroom moments. Offering a modern spin on the more classic rounded basin shape, the Cobra Shelter Close Coupled toilet comes complete with all the required parts and fittings and features a soft close seat and cover, while the Shelter wall hung toilet pan with dual flush capability is fully compatible with concealed cistern systems and offers a contemporary aesthetic.


Cobra ARRIVE Range

A total bathroom knockout, the Cobra Arrive range is a showstopper, perfect for leaving that lasting impression. Lush, and designed with alluring lines and desirable soft curves, the Cobra Arrive Close Coupled Toilet suite or the stunning wall hung toilet pan and matching seat create a beautiful bathroom experience that commands attention from the envious eye.


Cobra Pause Range

The Pause range boasts the beautifully rounded curves of the Cobra Pause Close Coupled toilet suite, complete with dual flush capability, as well as the more angular curved shape of the Pause Wall Hung toilet that features hygiene rim flush technology. Both toilet options offer the ultimate in design appeal, adding to the modern aesthetics of any contemporary bathroom layout.