Choosing a new toilet may seem like an easy job, after all a toilet is a toilet. However, there are many different kinds of toilets and lots of things to think about when selecting the right one for your bathroom. The perfect toilet for an occasionally used guest bathroom will be poles apart from the perfect toilet for a busy family bathroom. There are affordable toilets and expensive toilets, prices will range depending on factors such as durability, quality, design and efficiency, as well as colour selection, quietness, ease of cleaning, flushing mechanism and water saving possibilities.
- Design – The basic design that a toilet can have is either one-piece or two-piece. A one-piece has a streamlined design and no tank behind, so it is easier to clean. A two-piece is usually cheaper, but is harder to install as there are two parts that attach to the wall and floor. Most ranges and brands of toilets such as Abacus Vessini offer both one-piece and two-piece toilet options.
- Size – Some standard toilets can be small and uncomfortable for bigger people, so there is the option of getting an elongated toilet with a larger seat that makes it more convenient to use.
- Height – The normal height for a toilet seat is around 15 inches, however for people that have difficulty getting up and down or for tall people, there are elevated toilets available which are between 2 and 4 inches higher than standard toilets.