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.

Fun Toilet Facts

Today is World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day is celebrated on the 19 November every year since 2001. You may wonder why we would celebrate something we are so used to having in our homes such as a toilet, but there are billions of people around the world that do not have access to this convenience.

Did you know that women are more susceptible to attack due to the fact that they don’t have a lockable toilet to use and need to go in the wild, so to speak?

World Toilet Day

Interestingly the first toilet cubicle in a public bathroom is the least used, what this means is that it’s the cleanest. So next time to use a public bathroom, be sure to head to the very first cubicle.

The most toilets are flushed at the same time is during the Super Bowl half time when everyone around USA heads to the bathroom at the same time.

2,500 times a year – that’s the average number of times you will use the toilet, that is around eight times a day for the average person. That’s a lot of time spent in the bathroom. The shocking truth is that this equates to around three years of your life, three years you spent using the toilet, now that’s a fact I bet you didn’t know.

The average person will use up to fifty seven sheets of toilet paper each day. That is a lot of toilet paper used each year.

2,5 billion people around the world do not have access to a toilet. These people are forced to go in the bush, they are more susceptible to being attacked and contracting disease. This is the main reason that World Toilet Day was introduced to improve sanitary conditions around the world.

Finally, the last fun fact is that 40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year. How I cannot explain, but this is one fun toilet fact that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

Now You Know The Facts

Now that you know the truth about the toilet on this annual toilet celebration day, you must be so pleased that you live in a country where you have a working toilet in your bathroom both at home and at work.

Never mind here in the UK there is such a wide selection of toilets for you to choose from, you can choose your toilet according to your bathroom design and not think twice about it, while there are billions of people in the world that have never used a toilet in their lives. Interesting fact, definitely.