Although the color and cost matter when buying a toilet, how much water it uses and how well it flushes matter even more. A good toilet will conserve water and cleans the bowl with a single flush. This article will guide you in choosing a toilet that will fit your bathroom & budget.
These days, manufacturers have made significant design improvements with larger trap-ways bigger flush valves that prevent clogging and more power for the flush.
Don’t be cheap
You can get cheap toilets for less than $100 but we aware that they will likely be of low quality without a strong flush. Remember you will use your toilet for years, so get a really good one. Plan to spend $200 to $600 for a decent toilet. Custom seats and and toilets with cool feature will cost your more and can be frustrating when repairing or replacing parts if needed.
Tip #1 – Measure Before You Buy
Be sure to measure the distance from the wall to the middle of the flange. They can vary from 10 inches to 14-in. with 12-in being the standard.This will make installation easier by choosing a toilet with the same rough-in measurement as your current toilet.
Tip #2 – Choose a High-Efficiency Toilet
A toilet accounts for a good portion of your water usage. High-efficiency toilets (HET) can save 4,000 gallons of water per person every year. Be sure to check for rebates with your water utility company.
Tip #3 – Purchase a Dual-Flush Toilet
Available in both pressure-assist toilet models and gravity, dual flush toiles use about 25 percent less water than a regular toilet.
Tip #3 – Consider A Taller Toilet
A higher toilet seat are easier on the knees and back and much more comfortable for taller and older people. Beware though that this may also be harder on children or shorter people.
Tip #4 – Choose A Pressure Assisted Toilet to Conserve Water
Although pricier, pressure-assist toilets are more water conservative than gravity toilets. With a separate tank, the water is under pressure and releases with a lot of pressure to produce a cleaner flush. They are a lot noisier than gravity toilets and making repairs can be somewhat of a challenge.
Tip #5 – Make Cleaning Easy!
Purchase a wall-mounted toilet for easy cleaning. Be prepared to pay much more and know that they are harder to install due to their weight.
Consider contacting a professional plumber to help you decide on the best toilet type for my home. You can depend on the American Freedom Plumber for help deciding and installing the right toilet for your budget, needs and style. We’ve installed many toilets, serviced many brands of toilets and repaired pretty much every toilet problem imaginable.