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During your bathroom remodeling project, you will want to find the perfect toilet to fit your families needs. You may ask yourself, "Is there really that much to think about when choosing a toilet for my new bathroom?" The answer is yes. When it comes down to selecting your toilet, you will want to consider the size, comfort, height, style, and how well it functions.

You may find elongated toilet bowls to be much more comfortable; however, if you have a smaller bathroom, you may want to consider purchasing a round bowl in order to save space. Elongated toilet bowls measure up to 31" from the wall, whereas round bowls measure at 28". Comfort is also an important factor when choosing a toilet for your newly remodeled bathroom. Many manufacturers offer toilets that measure a few inches taller than standard 14" fixtures. The taller people in your family will appreciate a taller throne when they need to use the toilet. However, if you live in a home of shorter people, taller toilets may not be the best option. Consider all residents before making this important decision.

You must also think about the style that is best for you. The two-piece toilet, in which the tank bolts on top of the toilet bowl, is generally less expensive than the one-piece model. The one-piece toilet, which is a combined tank and bowl in one fixture, may cost more (around $200 more) but are easier to clean. This is due to the fact that they have no seam. Wall-mounted toilets are great because cleaning underneath the toilet is a breeze. While they are more expensive to install, it is definitely something worth researching.

Also, remember to consider the type of toilet you use. Gravity flush toilets are the most popular type of toilets because they use the water weight to generate flushing pressure, and thus save electricity. This pressure forces everything from the tank into the bowl and through the S-shaped trapway. A siphoning action then completes the flush.

Improved design results in many excellent performing fixtures which create little or no noise and require little maintenance. Pressure-assisted toilets tend to be louder and more expensive than gravity toilets, but they do have a reputation for great performance. These toilets have a vessel in the tank that forces water into the bowl quickly when flushed, reducing the chance for clogs.

Vacuum-assisted toilets are very similar to gravity flush toilets. However, vacuum-assisted toilets create a vacuum to help pull waste through the bowl, whereas gravity- flush use the force of gravity alone. Dual-flush toilets have two buttons for flushing. One is for solid waste, and the other is for liquid waste. The liquid waste button uses less water than the solid waste button. Washdown toilets, a type of dual-flush system, tend to have larger trapways and smaller waterspots. Having a large trapway means they are less likely to clog, however having a small waterspot means they may not clean the bowl as well as other toilets.

In these days, with catalogs and online ordering and shipping; you can purchase almost any type of toilet you wish, whether you live in a city area or in a country area. But before having a toilet installed in your new bathroom, you will want to get in touch with your bathroom contractor. Your bathroom contractor will provide you with helpful information on choosing the type and style of toilet for your bathroom remodeling needs.


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