Before you buy a new toilet, you will want to read this post! There are actually a lot of features that consumers need to consider before they purchase a new toilet. Some are esthetic, in other words how it looks. There are functional issues to consider and then there are the practical issues that you will need to take into account. We will cover some of the more important issues about toilet reviews in this post.
Of course you want your new toilet to look great. It should compliment the rest of the bathroom and match the colors that you have chosen. For example, you may not want to choose one that is iceberg white when your sink is a creamy white. There is the look and feel of the toilet as well.
From a functional perspective all toilets are the same! This is blatantly incorrect. Toilets come with the bowl at different heights from the floor. Most people are installing taller bowls these days so that you can sit higher when you are on the thrown. In addition, an elongated bowl is more comfortable for both sexes. Try them out by sitting on the toilet before you make a decision.
A slow close seat is also preferable. When you put the seat down or the lid down after you have finished your business, it will close slowly and not slam down making a noise loud enough to wake up everyone in the house in the middle of the night.
The last feature we wanted to mention is a water saving feature. If your concerned about conserving water, many toilets come with two flush choices. A light flush and a full flush depending on the need. If you water is metered, a low flush toilet may be something many consumers will be interested in.
From a practical perspective, your toilet should come with everything you will need to complete the installation. This should include the wax seal needed to seat the toilet properly over the drain. It should also include a flexible hose to connect the water supply to the bottom of the toilet. You probably should measure how long a hose you will need to ensure that a longer one will not be needed.
One final consideration is that while one piece toilets look great and are streamlined in their looks, they are heavier and a little more difficult to install. Compared to toilets that come in two pieces i.e. the toilet bowl and the water closet where each part is easier to lift and install.
One other practical issue is the footprint of your toilet. This is the area that the base of the toilet occupies on the floor. The base needs to cover any existing flooring that was previously covered by the old toilet. Your flooring could be discolored and you don’t want to be able to see the two different colors. A toilet base with a larger footprint will cover this area, however if your water supply pipe is located close to the existing toilet base, there is a chance that a new larger base cannot be installed.