Choose the Right Toilet for Your Bathroom
Choosing the right toilet can be intimidating, but considering some very simple guidelines can help you get the perfect one. Remember that all toilets are not the same.
The first thing to think about is the shape of the toilet bowl. The basic options are an elongated bowl and a round bowl. The round one tends to be two inches shorter, and serves well for smaller sized spaces. The larger elongated bowl is really more comfortable and sanitary simply because there arefewer spills on the toilet.
The next factor to consider is the toilet size. There are many options, with varying lengths, widths and heights. Be sure you measure the location available for the toilet to make certain it fits. You also will need to consider how far the center of the toilet bowl is from the wall, since this limits the size of the toilet.
In the United States, all toilets have to have a 1.6 gallon tank in order to save water. In gravity fed toilets, the weight of the water from the tank forces the waste via an S shaped trap way, as the siphon that is produced empties the bowl. With pressure assisted toilets, air in the tank is compressed as it fills up with water. When flushing, the pressurized air forces the water more strongly into the bowl, generating a much better flush. This appears to be pretty good, but there are a couple of disadvantages. The expense is much greater, coupled with the cost of fixing if it is needed and it is significantly noisier compared to a standard tank.
There are also one or two piece toilets. Two piece toilets are more routine and inexpensively priced, and feature a separate tank and bowl which are attached when the toilet is set up. One piece toilets have 5 or 6 components that are perfectly connected into one piece. They are trendier, easier to clean, and much smaller, rendering it perfect for small areas. However, they are also more pricy.
Some toilets even have special features designed to make it easier to use and maintain. There are toilets that have a higher seat, making sitting down and standing up much easier. One such toilet has a ceramic coat which helps prevent bacteria and mold growth, helping make the toilet easy to clean. Another manufacturer even has an insulated liner that prevents moisture build-up on the exterior of the tank due to condensation. A few high end toilets even feature heated seats, warm air drying units and built-in bidets!
Remember that toilets can be found in a huge selection of color tones, sizes and features. The more features, unique colors and sizes you want, the greater the cost.