Bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and ironically enough, so do toilets. With that being said, it is no surprise that you will need to carefully choose the toilet that you want to put in each of your bathrooms. The wrong one may cause a problem with you bumping into it at all times, while the right choice will have you seamlessly going about your business.
Here are 4 tips for choosing the right toilet for each bathroom in your home:
Check Your Rough-In
The most important thing that you can do before even going out and looking at toilets is measured the rough-in that you currently have. You will need to purchase one with the same measurement unless of course, you want to go through the hassle of hiring a plumber and making changes to your bathroom.
Consider the Shape of the Bowl
Toilet bowls are either round or elongated and it doesn’t really matter which one you purchase, as long as you have the room for the size of the larger elongated one. If the spot where your toilet is located is short on space though, we recommend sticking with a round toilet bowl.
Consider the Height
You can either purchase a standard toilet, where the rim is approximately fourteen to fifteen inches off the ground, or you can choose a taller one. The rims of the taller toilets are approximately sixteen and a half inches off the ground, which makes it easier for taller people or those with injuries or disabilities to sit down.
Consider the Style
Toilets are available in one-piece, two-piece, and wall-hung. The two-piece toilets are the most popular, because they are more economical. The one-piece toilets have a larger upfront investment, but they do save space and have a stylish look. Wall-hung toilets can be trickier to install, which means you might be hiring a plumber. However, these toilets can be a space saver and they are really easy to clean underneath.
Now that you know all your toilet options, you are ready to venture over to your local home improvement store to pick out that ones that will work in each one of your bathrooms. Although, you will still have quite the variety, as there are different colors and different flushing capabilities available for each one.