If you are like many folks, the only attention you give when trying to decide which new toilet to purchase for your home is:
- Low-Flow Water Conserving
- One-Piece or Two
I would suggest to you that you also start to consider height.
When we renovated the bathrooms in our home last summer / autumn, we focused on all of the above. When it came to height we really didn’t think that it would make a difference. Bruce, our primary contractor during our collection of renovation projects last year suggested we get the taller toilet seat for most of the bathrooms.
We are glad he did.
Here is a picture of the toilet in the 2-piece bathroom in the basement. It was the only toilet we did not replace.
Look at the height as measured in the picture below.
That would appear to be a ‘standard’ height. As shown in the picture above, the height to the top of the toilet bowl is 14 inches, 15 inches to the top of the toilet seat itself.
Now, compare the American Standard 6 Liter Per Flush (6 LPF) one piece we purchased and installed in our 4 piece bathroom on the main floor pictured above.
Here, the height to the top of the toilet is 16 and 1/2 inches and 17 and 1/2 inches to the top of of the toilet seat.
So, is the additional height of 2 and 1/2 inches really that much? Frankly, yes; more than we had appreciated.
That 2.5 inches in additional height is not really noticeable when you are using that higher toilet day after day. However, use a toilet in another house or public facility, like a hotel room or airport bathroom and wow, what a difference. Using those lower height toilets seems like one is squatting almost to the ground.
As well, the higher height on these newer toilets make it easier for those with physical disabilities to get on and off the toilet by themselves.
So, yes, spend the extra few dollars the next time you are in the need for a replacement toilet for your home. Or, if you are having a custom home built, insist your builder install these higher toilets; you will be glad you did.
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