Remodeling a bathroom involves a lot of decisions. Tile style, paint colors, fixtures—these are just some of the decisions you'll need to make. While it's easy to think that buying a toilet will be one of the easier decisions, that's just not so. Find the best toilet for your new space by learning about new toilet features worth investigating. Here's a few things you should look for as you make your decision.
- Flushing performance: It's generally not worth paying more for a model that can flush all of heaven and earth down the toilet. Paying for this kind of performance upfront—and having higher water bills over the years—is no longer necessary. In truth, it's worth considering the opposite and going green. Water-saving toilets are now designed with improved technologies to facilitate an easier flush using less water. Some of the components manufacturers use to accomplish this feat are larger flush valves and trapways, and a straighter, glazed trapway.
- Increased height: If you have guests in your home that are older, consider getting a toilet with a higher rim. The higher toilet is easier to get on and off, without having to use one of those unsightly, huge toilet seat adapters. In fact, you don't have to be classified as "older" to appreciate the comfort of a slightly higher seat.
- Pressure assistance: It's possible to purchase a toilet with pressure assistance, a feature useful for large families or in homes where toilets get a lot of use. These kinds of toilets perform well; however, they are costly and some models are loud.
- Dual-flush models: One of the trends in water conservation is the dual-flush toilet. It has one option for flushing only liquid waste, which uses little water, and another option for flushing solid waste, which uses more water to prevent clogs.
- Durability: Higher quality models have more durable parts. Some of the components you should look for include a plastic flush mechanism (instead of the familiar rubber flapper), a wider flush valve (3 inches or wider), and stainless-steel supply lines (as opposed to copper lines or chrome-plated lines).
- Noise factors: A loud-flushing toilet can be a nuisance, especially in a smaller home. If space is a consideration, the best toilet might be the one that flushes quietly.
When the time comes to choose the new toilet for your bathroom, take the time to properly vet all of the options. With the right toilet in place, you won't have to think about potential clogs, high water bills, or durability.
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