Choosing the Right Bathroom Toilet in 2021
Most people don’t look for qualities in their toilet unless they’re replacing their old one. When choosing a toilet, you should look for what fits your needs best. Be careful though, many new toilets have fancy features you don’t necessarily need. Below, our Fox Valley plumbers share a few things you should consider when choosing a new toilet.
Who will be using the toilet?
This is such an important factor because the height and shape of the toilet will contribute to the household’s comfort when using it. If you have little kids sharing/using the toilet most of the time, perhaps it’s best to go for something that’s not too high and is a bit narrow. There’s always the danger of them falling in with larger bathroom toilets. Our friends at Gilmore Heating, Air, and Plumbing, who provide Sacramento plumbing services, says it’s a common mistake for homeowners to choose a toilet that is too low to the ground. Try to find a toilet that is average-sized.
How’s the flush power?
You need a strong flush, especially if the bathroom is located on the higher level of the house. Flush power is indicated on the product packaging (which is why it’s often displayed as well in stores) and the scale of power is from 1-10.
How big is the bathroom?
The size of the bathroom has to be considered as well. According to the interior design experts that Fox Valley and Applegate, Wisconsin residents trust, while elongated toilet bowls feel more comfortable, a round bowl may be the better choice for a small bathroom. Elongated toilet bowls measure up to 31″ from the wall; on the other hand, round fixtures max out at 28″. That means they save more space, and not only that, round bowls cost less, too.
What is the style you prefer?
There are four styles to choose from:
- Two-piece toilets – This is the most common type. The tank and bowl are separate and it’s easy to find replacement parts for this style of toilet bowl.
- One-piece toilets – The tank and bowl are built together. It’s more expensive but it saves space and it’s much easier to clean.
- Wall-mounted toilets – This, needless to say, is mounted to a wall and doesn’t require a toilet foot or base. This is ideal for people who have mobility issues. It’s also more expensive to buy and install and a thick wall is required for mounting.
- Water-saving toilets – These are very popular and they come in different designs, but they don’t use more than 1.6 gallons of water for every flush.
What Add-Ons Do You Want?
Toilets can come with built-in bidets and seat warmers. There are those with lids that close on their own. See which of these you need or want in a bathroom toilet bowl.
The right toilet is always the one that can meet your requirements. Establishing what you and your family really need will help you when choosing the right bathroom toilet. Don’t hesitate to contact Turek’s Plumbing today to choose a bathroom toilet that is right for you.
Editor’s note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.