Tips of Choosing the Right Toilet Seat

8b9e9a3a41a2953d70f0ba95674e43d3When looking for the right toilet seat for your bathroom, there are definitely more things to consider than the aesthetics. Contrary to belief, size matters. Functionality, among other things, are also important. The tips below are beneficial to choosing the right toilet for your bathroom space.

Size and Shape. There are many seats to choose from. One thing that has to be taken into consideration is the distance between the wall and the sewer drain. Standard in rough-ins is 12 inches.

With small bathrooms, a rounder seat is appropriate to take up less space and is closer to the wall. Longer seats are better for bigger bathrooms and are further from the wall. When the decision is based on budget, the best choice would be the rounder seat.

If you’re looking for comfort, pay attention to the toilet height. The standard size is 14 inches. However, there are new designs that stand taller. Taller seats are also beneficial to more people, not just those that tower in height. They are more accessible to those with disabilities because it is easier to transfer to and from them and sit comfortably.

Style. Styles come a dime a dozen. When looking at affordability, the best avenue to go is a two-piece toilet, although they require more maintenance. A one-piece toilet, while higher in affordability, is easier to clean and maintain. Another option to go with is wall-mounted. With this option, the wall has to be thicker to hold the seating.

Flush Power. While not many people consider the flushing technology, it is vital to choosing a toilet. Earlier models have used 3.5 gallons of water with each flush. This was until the need to conserve water was recognized, and the newer models were designed to flush only 1.6 gallons. With so much less water per flush, the results were not as effective as the earlier models. The newest models today offer a low-flow option with power-assist per flush. However, not all seating is created equal, so it is important to pay attention to the flush power of the toilet you purchase.

Perks. Bidets are usually found in European bathrooms and are not often found in the U.S. However, it is a perk that shouldn’t be overlooked. Those with limited mobility can benefit from having a bidet. It is also less of an irritant than toilet paper.

There are other perks to consider. For example, soft seats can be cozy and accommodating. It also eliminates the stress of slamming toilet lids. Seats can also come with a heating option that is extremely helpful for those cold days. Contrary to believe, certain add-ons are not budget breaking.

A toilet is definitely an investment well worth it since it will be something used on a daily basis. It should be durable, fitting and accommodating. Knowing what has to be considered will allow you to choose the best fit for your space.

Create an Elegant Bathroom of Your Dreams


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Ways to Remodel To An Eco-Friendly Bathroom


Like many families, you want the best for your environment and for your home. You probably also have a bathroom that you would love to remodel and give it a new look as well, as be more functional. So why not make your bathroom not only look better, but also be eco-friendly? Fortunately, the evolution of the eco-friendly movement has given rise to many eco-responsible products and resources that allow you to create the water-conserving, healthy, energy-wise bathroom you have always wanted. Continue reading →

How-To: Install a new faucet.


When you replace your faucet, be sure to choose a high quality faucet with brass fittings as to make sure longevity is guaranteed. Many manufacturers have warranties for their fixtures, so check with them before you order.

PlumbTile features some of the top brand name faucet manufacturers. So stop by Plumbtile first to pick out your new faucet to compliment your bathroom. stocks the widest array of contemporary and traditional faucet and tap designs.

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Keeping Your Family Healthy With Touch-free Fixtures and Accessories


When we think about the holidays we’re overwhelmed with thoughts of delicious feasts and the company of loved ones.  With an abundance of people and food preparation, there is always the threat of germs and food-borne illness.  Proper handwashing and sanitizing of surfaces goes a long way to keeping your family safe and healthy.  However, there are even better ways to avoid the transfer of germs and bacteria…touch-free faucets and soap dispensers.  Continue reading →

Spruce Up Your Bathroom with a New Mirror


The addition of a new mirror can make a huge impact on the overall look of your bathroom.  There are so many styles to choose from, framed and frameless being the most popular.

After you pick out the perfect mirror, you may wonder how to go about hanging it.  Use this guide to find out how to install a variety of mirrors. Continue reading →

Installing a Towel Bar in Under an Hour


It’s important not to forget one of the most important items when remodeling your bathroom…the towel bar.  This multi-purpose item is not only functional, providing a place to display your bath linens.  It also serves as a decorative feature.

With a few simple tools, anyone can install a new towel bar.  Here’s how: Continue reading →

A Guest Bath Makeover: Replacing Your Faucet


Expecting guests over the holidays?  There’s no better time to give your guest bath makeover, and a new faucet is a perfect place to start.  Surprisingly, it’s simpler than you think.  From start to finish, it can be completed in one afternoon.  You’ll spend more time shopping for the perfect fixture than actually installing it.

Identify the type of faucet you already have

Before shopping, indentfy the type of faucet you already have.  This will make installation easier.  There are 3 types of faucets available today: Continue reading →