Choosing The Right Toilet For Your Raleigh Bathroom
No bathroom renovation is complete without the perfect toilet. Now, when it comes to choosing the right commode for your bathroom, the most important thing to consider is fit. How does it fit the space provided, how does it fit your budget and water usage needs, and obviously, how does it fit you? If you’re willing to research your toilet as seriously as other aspects of your bathroom or home renovation, you will be able to find the perfect fit for your family’s needs.
Think of it this way: If you’re signing up for online dating, you’ll probably spend more than 10 or 15 minutes researching a potential date, right? Well, you’re guaranteed to live with and have a very close relationship with your toilet for approximately 10 years, or so. Spend the time doing your homework, and you’ll be rewarded.
Yes, toilets have specs! When shopping for a toilet, you can choose from different styles, flush powers (think super strength but for your toilet), water consumption, and more. Here are a few of options to consider when shopping for a new toilet:
- Flush Performance: Ok, not everybody calls it “Flush Power.” Think of flush performance as how easily your toilet can remove bulky waste from the bowl without risking getting your ankles wet due to a clog and overflow.
- Some companies, like Home Depot, include easy to see 1-10 flush performance icons on their toilets. In other instances, you can research flush performance online at Rate My Toilet.
- Toilet Models: Most toilets come as either one piece or two-piece body types.
- Two–Piece: These are the most common and economical toilet styles. The tank and bowl are separate and replacement parts are easier to find and maintenance is easier and, therefore, costs less.
- One–Piece: One piece toilets are a little pricier and usually cost more up front, but they are also more aesthetically pleasing. They also are easier to fit into smaller spaces within a bathroom and they are easier to clean.
- Wall Mounted: Wall mounted toilets are more a specialty item that you might consider if you have an elderly family member who needs easy access to a toilet from a wheelchair or walker. These toilets require a thicker wall capable of handling the mounting, and their drains are built into the wall.
- Water Saving Toilets: Toilets make up about 30% of the water used in a home. Since toilets are now required to use no more than 1.6 gallons of water per flush, it’s recommended you replace any toilets installed before 1994.
- WaterSense Toilets: These are toilets designed to use 20% less water per flush. Partnering with the EPA, these toilets provide you and your family an option that will save money while conserving water and doing a small part to protect the environment.
These are not the only things to consider when choosing a toilet for your bathroom, but they’re a good place to start. If you have any questions or would like to give the pros a shot at helping you out, feel free to contact NCWaterHeaters.com at 919-868-3585 or through their Contact portal at their website.