Top Tips to Choosing the Right Toilet

Choosing the right toilet for your bathroom needs to be done with care, there are a number of factors you must take into consideration to ensure the toilets you are looking at are the right choice for you and your family from the design and size of the toilet to the performance that they offer.

Toilet Size

You need to measure the space you have available between the wall and the centre of the sewerage drain, this will determine what size toilet you need for your bathroom, this is called the rough-distance. Elongated toilets are the most popular due to them being considered the most comfortable, but you will have a wide selection to choose from, so don’t worry you will find one that blends into your design with ease.

Another consideration is the height of the toilet. With your rough-distance and height in hand you can start looking at the toilets that match your criteria. Normally the rough-distance is around twelve inches, if yours doesn’t match this, then you may be limited to the choices you have available.

Great Design

Basically there are two designs available, the one piece and two piece options. The two piece toilets are normally the more affordable choice with a separate tank which is bolted to the wall. The one piece toilets are the more expensive choice, but at the same time, these are a top choice because they are much easier to clean.



Wall mounted toilets are very popular in modern bathroom designs. Sophisticated and elegant, even though more expensive, they can make a statement in any bathroom.

Interestingly there is a selection of toilet bowls to choose from including those that are round, square and elongated. Consider comfort and convenience when choosing the toilet bowls, round toilets often work well in smaller bathrooms while the elongated choice works beautifully in a spacious bathroom area.


The performance should be an important part of your decision when looking at toilets. Performance toilets don’t clog and have great waste removal. Most toilets are rated on their flush power from one to ten and the higher numbers offering the better waste removal.

The Seats

Right you’ve looked at toilets and chosen yours based on size, design and performance but what about the toilet seat? There are so many to choose from including self-closing toilet seats, patterned and pictured choices, wood and plastic. The toilets seat should be chosen according to your bathroom décor, ensuring everything blends in together to enhance the space.


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