Easy Tips to Picking the Right Toilet

Determining the Best Model for Your Bathroom


Not all toilets are actually the same. Finding the right one can be a challenge, but following a few easy suggestions can help you get the perfect one for your needs and budget.

The initial thing to contemplate is the shape of the toilet bowl. The primary choices are an elongated bowl and a round bowl. The round one often tends to be two inches shorter, and serves well for smaller sized spaces. The larger elongated bowl is really more comfortable as well as sanitary since there is less drip on the toilet.

The second detail to consider is the toilet size. There are numerous options, with varying lengths, widths and heights. Be sure you measure the location available for the toilet to make certain it fits. You also need to take into consideration precisely how far the center of the toilet bowl is from the finished wall, because this restricts the size of the toilet.

In the US, all toilets must have a 1.6 gallon tank in order to reduce the use of water. In gravity fed toilets, the weight of the water from the tank moves the waste via an S shaped trap way, as the siphon which is produced empties the bowl. With pressure assisted toilets, air in the tank is compressed as it fills up with water. When flushing, the pressurized air forces the water more strongly into the bowl, creating a better flush. This appears to be really good, but there are some disadvantages. The expense is a lot greater, coupled with the cost of fixing if it ends up being called for and it is significantly noisier than a standard tank.

There are also one or two piece toilets. Two piece toilets are more common and reasonably priced, and have a separate tank and bowl which are attached when the toilet is set up. One piece toilets have 5 or six parts that are perfectly connected into one piece. They are more fashionable, but more expensive, yet easier to clean, and smaller, making it perfect for smaller sized rooms.

Some toilets even have unique features developed to make it simpler to use and care for. There are toilets that have a higher seat, making sitting down and standing up a lot easier. One such toilet has a ceramic glaze which helps prevent bacteria and mildew buildup, making the toilet easy to clean. Another manufacturer even has an insulated lining that stops the condensation accumulation on the outside of the tank. A few high end toilets even come with heated seats, warm air drying units and built-in bidets!

Bear in mind that toilets can be found in a huge selection of color tones, sizes and features. The more features, unique colors and sizes you choose, the higher the cost.