5 Tips for Choosing a New Toilet
Posted: August 3, 2017 to Plumbing & Septic
One of the things that you may have to do when you own a home is to replace your toilet. There are many toilets from which to choose. Below are five tips to help you choose the right toilet for your home.
1. Choose the Best Height of Toilet
A toilet will generally come in the standard height, which is the height you probably are accustomed to, and then there is the comfort height. This height is 2-3 inches higher when compared with a standard height. Unless the toilet you’re buying is going to be just used just by kids, a comfort height is usually the best choice.
2. Consider Dual-Flush and Water-Saving Toilets
These days, the most water your toilet is able to use when it flushes is just 1.6 gallons. This is a lot less than years ago. So if the toilet you’re replacing is older, there’s a good chance that you’re going to save a lot of water right off the bat. But if you’re really looking for a way to save water and money, think about buying one that conserves water. This has a flush that is low volume when you just need minimum water and is standard volume when you need more water.
3. One Piece or Two Piece
When you’re looking at toilets, one of the things that you can choose is whether you want a one or two piece. The two-piece toilets have bowls and tanks separate and they’re standard in the majority of homes. They function very well and a lot of people are happy with them. But there are people who would rather have a one-piece toilet. This means that your toilet’s bowl and tank are one seamless piece. These kinds of toilets are much easier to clean and they’ve got sleek looks and smooth profiles that are quite elegant.
4. Choose the Right Bowl Shape for Your Bathroom
You’ll find that toilets come with elongated or round bowls. A round bowl will work very well in a smaller bathroom since their profile is small. An elongated bowl is in the shape of an oval and they’re 2-3 inches longer when compared with round bowls. Many people have found an elongated bowl is much more comfortable.
5. Understand the Various Flush Mechanisms
It used to be that the only kind of toilet in homes were gravity-flush toilets. These types of toilets use the water’s weight for their flushing powers. It’s a simple flushing system and this means the toilet’s low maintenance. They’re also perfect for a lot of people. But the manufacturers of toilets started looking for new ways that they could conserve water. They found ways to make flushing power, and this resulted in pressure-flush or assisted flush toilets. These kinds of toilets make use of air to increase the pressure when flushing. This gives you a more efficient and powerful flush.
These are the five things that you can do to help you find the right toilet for your home. they can help you save water and be more comfortable when you’re making yourself more comfortable.
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