When was the last time you needed to replace the toilet in one of your bathrooms?
It has probably been a while, right?
Well, wait until you walk through your local home improvement store and see all the options that are available nowadays. You are going to be in for the surprise of your life, and you may want to turn around and walk away, so you do not need to make a decision.
Here are 6 things to keep in mind as you are choosing the right toilet for each bathroom in your home:
Learn About the Newer Technologies
Toilets are doing more than they ever have before, so that they stay cleaner longer without you doing anything. You may want to consider purchasing one of the new self-cleaning toilets that will make cleaning as easy as pushing a button.
Most of the newer toilets have options that you will conserve water every time that you flush. The toilets only use half of the water that they used to use per flush, which means that you will see a slight savings on your water bill each month. The dual-flush toilets offer even more savings, because you can choose the amount of water that you need depending on the job on hand.
Toilets are available in one and two pieces and some have round seats, while others have elongated seats. You will need to determine which types will fit best in your bathroom, as well as match your current style and design.
Check the Rough-In Size
When you are replacing your toilet, you are going to need to know the size of the rough-in that you currently have. It is important to match these measurements, because it you do not, you will find yourself hiring someone to move things around at a significant cost.
Toilets come in different heights and you may want to consider getting a taller one to make it easier to sit and then stand back up. This is especially important for those who are taller and those who may have a disability or injury that makes it difficult to lower themselves down too far.
Learn About Toilet Performances
We recommend that you look at the toilet performance of the toilets that you are thinking about purchasing. The performance is graded as a MaP score, which basically states the number of grams of waste that is eliminated from the toilet bowl in one flush. We urge you to purchase one that has at least six hundred to one-thousand-gram MaP score, as it will give you the flushing performance that you need.
Keeping these six things in mind will make it easier for you to choose the proper toilet for each bathroom in your home. Of course, you will still need to determine which color will look best and have them installed, but that will be easy once you know which one will fit your needs the best.