They say that the home is where the heart is, but some people would like to say this as “Home is where you are most comfortable having a potty break.” Regardless, a good toilet seat will complete a restroom, and in turn, complement the home, office, or establishment where it is installed.
If you’re about to install toilet seats in your house or office restroom, here’s what you’ll need to learn, as put together by Project for Home, a site that brings you all sorts of reviews and advices about what toilet seat products that are suitable for your needs, and in taking care of your toilet.
Choosing the best type and design for your toilet seat
One might notice that toilet seats don’t really look the same from place to place; some may be designed differently from others, and there are reasons for those differences. There are ‘normal’ seats, and there are those designed for the elderly and physically disabled persons, usually those that have toilet seat risers. Project for Home has another review, this time on toilet seat risers, which you can see on this post: https://projectforhome.com/best-toilet-seat-risers-for-the-elderly-and-disabled/. Listed below are the different options of toilet seats that you can find readily on the market.
1. Seats with and without toilets
Toilet seats with lids are common in households. The cover can suppress the smell and spread of fecal particles – apparently, they can go airborne; you’ll want to have neither stink nor microscopic fecal matter floating around your restroom. Also, putting the lid down gives you a free chair to use in the restroom, whether bathing your kids and/or pets or doing your makeup, but it is advised that you do this with care, because toilet lids are not designed to carry a great weight.
Lidless seats are more prevalent in business establishments and restaurants; they’re usually cheaper and having less moving parts on the businesses’ toilet seats mean having to spend less on toilet maintenance, since they are prone to damage due to their usage by the public. Since there is no cover that would keep off the smell and the miniscule fecal particles, it is then advised to clean these type of seats more often.
2. Seats with an open and closed front cover
The open front toilet seat has the horseshoe shape, and is made so to prevent splashing on the portion where it is open when squatting to pee. This toilet type is common in business establishments as well, where toilet cleaning time is limited due to the toilets being for public use.
The closed front seat type is the one frequently used in homes. They can offer to have a potty chair to be placed on top, which makes this type of seat suitable for children doing toilet training.
3. Circular and oval seats
The round toilet seats don’t take up much space, and are suitable in children’s toilet training because of their size. These seats are usually found in small apartments, or where the restroom space is a bit restricted.
Elongated toilet seats are preferable when there is much space in the restroom, and used by people who are taller or larger. This seat is not suitable when it can get hit by the restroom door, which will lead to damage.
There are also seats that are divided to how their seat fitting works. There is the ‘default’ cover that is fixed by hinges, and there is a seat design where the cover automatically closes when the user is done. There is also a back-to-the-wall-pan toilet seat, which actually looks neat and is suited for those who have serious space issues.
No matter what toilet seat you’ll be getting, remember that it has to be cleaned well using antibacterial and a lot of scrubbing. We pay a visit to the toilet so often, so your choice of a toilet seat will make the difference between you having an inconvenient time and feeling relieved after using. Choose the one appropriate for you and your family!