If You Choose the Wrong Toilet for Your Home, You Will Regret It
on Nov 16, 2019
Toilets are the primary reasons you have bathrooms in your homes. So when it comes to buying a toilet or getting a toilet upgrade, you must know a thing or two about the toilet and its mechanisms, lest you buy yourself something that you’ll regret later. The wrong toilet has the potential to create a huge mess for you and make you regret your decision later as there are a number of things that may go wrong. Imagine waking up in the morning to a clogged toilet, overflowing with the remains of what you had the previous day for lunch. This is just one of the graphic examples of how the wrong toilet upgrade may create problems for you. Let’s go over a few important things that you should consider when buying a toilet for your home, so you don’t regret your choice later.
1-Piece or 2-Piece?
Toilets come in two basic categories these days; 2-Piece Toilets and 1-Piece Toilets. The former is the classic one that you’ll most commonly come across most homes and stores. As you must’ve guessed, it comes in two separate pieces: the tank and the seat. It is less expensive but has to be perfectly put together before you install it.
Furthermore, it may accumulate dirt at the seam where its two components fit together, and it can be quite difficult to clean up. Therefore, we suggest that you go for a 1-piece toilet as it is easier to install. What’s more, you don’t even have to worry about dirt accumulating at the seam, because there is no seam. The sleek design that this modern toilet comes in adds an aesthetic touch to your bathroom.
The height of the seat on your new toilet is another important factor that you need to consider when buying a toilet. The ideal height for a toilet is 17 inches – most homes and public bathrooms have toilet seats that are 17 inches high. However, it may not be ideal for everyone, in which case, you can go for a toilet that offers ‘comfort height’. The ‘comfort height’ ones typically have a seat that is 19 inches high and is suited to taller individuals. Do consider who will be using the toilet most often. If it’s for the kids' bathroom, then comfort height will not exactly be comfortable for them.
Another critical factor that you need to think about when buying a toiler is the flush type that your toilet will have. You do not want a toilet that doesn’t flush everything down the drain in one go. You should consider a toilet that comes with a pressure-assisted flushing mechanism. This one sends down water with extra force, so you don’t have to sit there on your toilet seat and wait for the tank to refill.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for something eco-friendly and sustainable, or if water availability is an issue, you can go with a dual flush toilet. They’re the best ones out there when it comes to water conservation capabilities as they consume as little as 6.9 gallons per day while most other models use 19 gallons of water on average.
If you’re looking to buy a toilet for your new home or want to upgrade or redo your old bathrooms, feel free to get in touch with us for ideas and advice.