Have you ever heard anyone talk about how much time they’ve spent picking out toilets? Well, there’s a reason for that. Blame it on social constructs or whatnot, but no one cares about picking out toilets, they just pick out whatever they think looks cool. Little do they know that there are things you need to keep in mind when choosing any toilet. But, don’t worry, this article will point out all that you need to focus on.
Consider the Size
Your toilet’s measurements are one of the most important factors you should consider while picking out a product. You don’t want to put an elongated toilet bowl in a small, or crowded bathroom, your master bathroom would feel jam-packed, and that’s not good. Likewise, you also can’t have a toilet that doesn’t align perfectly with the piping at your house. To avoid those two things, it is advised that you measure your bathroom, especially the area around the toilet and the distance from your wall to the center of the drain pipe. That way, you’ll be able to determine which bowl size and shape is perfect for you and whether you want a 10, 12, or 14-inch rough-in.
Design Style and Color
Now for the fun part. Toilets are quite an important part of any bathroom’s aesthetic. When you walk into the living room, don’t you feel like all the furniture Is centered around the television? Well, it’s the same thing for toilets. However, one article suggests that the best toilet is the one that is both efficient and good-looking. With that in mind, white designs are simple, but overused so, if you’re looking for a sleek and unique overall look, go for black and modern. Not only that, but if you’ve got ceramic walls, then capitalize on that and go for the more elegant designs, but make sure they’re easy to clean.
Last, but definitely not least, is functionality. If you’re going to invest in a toilet, you need to make sure you’re not spending your money on a product that can’t flush for its life. If your aim is to save money and water, opting for a dual flush option is the best way to go. While pressing one button will put to use half of the full flushing power, the second would release the full load of water. In general, powerful and effective toilets use amounts ranging from 1.28 gallons per flush and upwards.
With these factors as your guide, there’s no way you could go wrong when picking out a toilet. It’s a simple operation, and there’s not much to it. First, measure your bathroom to know the size category of your product. Then, consider what you want your toilet to look like. Last, make sure it’s strong enough to flush anything down. But, having said that, one thing you should keep in mind is the price range. If you’re buying a toilet for the long haul, you’ve got to loosen your pouch a little.
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