When choosing a new toilet, remember it’s your throne in the bathroom. A place where many people spend more time than exercising each week. A favourite spot to while away the time playing with your smartphone. It’s your toilet.
The bottom line is that this essential feature of every bathroom isn’t just a place where you dispose of last night’s steak, which is why you need to think carefully when you purchase a new one. Whether your old toilet is broken (we’re not even going to ask) or you’re building a new bathroom, choosing a toilet isn’t actually something you should take too lightly.
That’s why we’ve created this short guide to ensure you’re fully prepared to tackle this important task.
Here’s what you need to consider when choosing a new toilet for your bathroom:
1. Look to save water
There is an abundance of toilets on the market today that save water. Not only do they save you money, but they also help save the environment too. Did you know that some modern toilets use less than half the amount of water that their older counterparts do? Consider that when you’re choosing a new one.
[Related reading: How To Save Water In Your Bathroom]
2. What’s your style?
While one piece toilets combine all the elements you want into a single, easy to handle unit, don’t forget that two piece options are also available. It really all depends on you personal situation and which one is better for you. Think about the existing layout of your current bathroom/proposed bathroom and decide which will ultimately fit the bill better.
Square front or round front? Split type or fixed? Elongated or shorter? Wow, there’s a lot to consider!
3. Research the latest innovations
It’s a toilet! How much can it evolve? Actually, quite a lot. That’s why you need to spend some time seeing what the latest, greatest toilet on the market is. While it may be more expensive, it could save you more water or boast a longevity that justifies its price tag.
For example, self-cleaning toilets (that’s right) can save you both time and hassle in the long run.
4. Size matters
No two toilets are the same and that means they will differ in size and potentially have the waste hole in a different place. This is particularly important if you are replacing an existing toilet. Likewise, a new fitted bathroom needs to be able to accommodate the toilet you buy seamlessly.
5. Are you a bit taller?
If you’re tall, sitting on a low toilet can be uncomfortable. And when you consider most of us spend a significant amount of time on the toilet, that’s not good. Consider investing in a taller toilet. One that will easily allow you to sit without having your knees bent down at an awkward angle.
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