The toilet is such a necessary fixture in any bathroom. Yet, so many property owners don’t put a lot of consideration into picking the right toilet for their own personal needs and preferences. The assumption is often that a toilet is just a toilet, but there are quite a few different models. And, each toilet has its own perks and features to consider. Check out some things to consider when picking a toilet.
How much space do you have available?
Toilets vary in size and dimensions, which means they also vary in how much space they take up in your bathroom. For example, a standard bowl takes up less space than an elongated bowl, and some toilets have larger tanks than others. If you have a smaller bathroom, it may be worth it to consider a lower-profile toilet that won’t take up as much space.
What kind of flush performance do you prefer?
Flush performance can mean a lot with a toilet. For instance, the American Standard Cadet Pro has a high-powered flushing system that literally power washes the inside of the bowl and rim with every flush. Toilets are also flushed by different mechanisms. Some models flush purely by gravity, while others have pressure-assisted flushes that have more force to eradicate the contents of the bowl.
Are you concerned about water efficiency?
The Environmental Protection Agency set the federal standard that toilets must be built to use no more than 1.6 gallons of water for a flush. However, there are high-efficiency toilet models that use as little as 1.28 gallons for a flush. Be sure to check out how much water toilet models use if you are concerned about water efficiency.
What kind of extra features are you interested in?
Toilets are a bit like vehicles. You can go with a basic trim or go for more luxury features. Toilets can boast a lot of interesting features that make them more efficient, functional, and attractive. For example, some toilets offer dual flush systems, which means you can pick how much water is used for the flush depending on the type of waste. Heated seats, bowl lighting, and even incorporated bidets are all extra features to consider.
Is accessibility a concern?
Toilets built to accommodate individuals with disabilities or limitations have a higher seat, usually an elongated bowl, and sometimes other features. Toilet accessibility may be a concern for individuals who have mobility problems. However, in the event you ever reach a point where you have mobility issues or someone in your household does, an accessible toilet can be such an advantage.
Ready to Pick the Right New Toilet for Your Home?
At Toilet King, we make picking a new toilet an easy process, but we make getting that new toilet installed even simpler. We’ll even haul away your old toilet in the process. If you have questions or want to schedule a new toilet installation, reach out to our team to get started.