Fitting used for cleansing and disposing of waste product, most sanitary appliances fall into one of two groups, waste appliances ( bidets, wash basins, sinks, showers / baths tubs , drinking fountains ) and soil appliances ( water closet, urinal ). All sanitary appliances are made of non-absorbent, non-corroding, smooth and easily cleaned material and usually made from ceramic ware, vitreous enameled cast iron, vitreous enameled pressed steel, stainless steel or plastics (thermosetting and thermoplastic).
This is the most common type of plumbing appliance and also known as a toilet. It should be vitreous china , except in correctional institutions. It is specifically designed to accept and discharge human waste, including solids. Water closet are usually subdivided according to where they are mounted (floor mounted and wall mounted ) and how they are flushed (tank type and flush valve type ).