The Best Toilet Seat Type

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The Best Toilet Seat Type
All toilet seats are not created equal. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

A toilet seat may not be your priority when you begin to remodel or decorate your home, but it is something that you will see and sit on multiple times each day. You want to have a seat that is comfortable, that fits into your decor and that is durable.

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Round toilet seats are roughly 16 inches long and measure from the hinge holes to the front centre of the bowl. Round seats are most commonly found in homes since they are smaller and fit into confined spaces. They are the most frequent types.


Measuring from 18 to 19 inches long, elongated toilet seats are used in many commercial environments since they allow more space in front, which makes them more sanitary. You must purchase a toilet seat that fits your toilet since the two types are not interchangeable.


Other options for toilet seats are speciality toilet seats, which are designed to help groups of people, such as the elderly, who need some assistance. Padded toilet seats can help individuals sensitive to hard surfaces, while support arms or raised toilet seats help anyone suffering from physical ailments get on and off the seat easier.


If you're seeking durability, choose a wood toilet seat, which is sturdier and heavier than plastic. Some owners also consider them more comfortable than plastic seats. If you want to customise the seat to your tastes, you can paint it to your individual bathroom's theme.


With the benefit of not soaking up water, polypropylene toilet seats are becoming more common. Since toilets are constantly exposed to moisture, this seat can be a more hygienic option. It can also be dyed to different colours to fit the decor of your bathroom.


Plastic toilet seats are available in many colours and types. They are used in most homes because they are durable, cost effective and come in so many different styles to fit any design ideas. They are beneficial in environments, such as businesses, where there will be many toilets and cost-effective measures need to be taken.


No option for a toilet seat is the best because every individual, organisation and family has their own needs in a seat. Try a seat and, if it doesn't suit your needs, look into purchasing a different type that is more suitable to the environment of your bathroom. Keep your budget in mind when looking at various seats as well.

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