When setting up a new house, or renovating an old one, most people, if not all, tend to focus on flooring, wall paint and living room furniture. They leave out one of the most important aspects of a house which is the bathroom. People don’t often take picking the right toilet as seriously as they should, as to them, a toilet is a place where you get rid of wastes and leave; they completely forget that the average human spends about one hour and 42 minutes of his week on a toilet seat.
Now, if that toilet is not comfortable; if it is not a good fit for the house, you will have such a hard time because buying and installing a toilet every 2 months is not what anyone would call neither smart nor economical. So, how do you avoid that and pick a perfect toilet on the first try?
We’re going to go over three simple but crucial factors that you need to keep in mind before investing in a new toilet for your home:
When installing a toilet, there is an important measurement that one should know by heart; the rough-in distance. That’s the distance from the wall to the center of the toilet’s main plumbing pipe.
Toilets come in various sizes so when picking the right toilet, you need to make sure that the model you are buying is of the right rough-in size. Most commonly, the rough-in distance is found to be 12 inches but, there are also measurements between 10 and 14 inches. However, most toilet models are fitted for 12 inches.
When it comes to flushing, it turns out that there are types of flushing technology that you should know about. There are three main categories; effective, conservative and dual flushing. Effective flushing technology often uses a lot of water which gets the job done and makes sure that the toilet bowl is clean. However, it comes on the expense of your water bills.
On the other hand, conservative toilets don’t use much water; but, a powerful flush instead. Last, dual flushing gives you the option of choosing the quantity of water you want to use in your flush which, some think, is the best of both worlds.
With toilets, there are two shapes; either round or elongated. It depends on the bowl’s shape. While people find an elongated bowl more comfortable than a round one, the elongated bowl tends to take up more space in a bathroom. So, if you have a small bathroom, it would be better if you get a round bowl but, if you value comfort more, then you should get yourself an elongated bowl.
While it is easy to overlook choosing a good toilet, a house never feels complete without one. Moreover, as long as you keep in mind the toilet’s shape, rough-in distance and flushing technology, you are guaranteed to purchase a perfect fit for your bathroom. Finally, don’t be scared of splurging a bit when a buying a toilet. After all, a toilet is a long lasting investment.