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Decorative Considerations for Choosing a Toilet

When it comes time for many homeowners to choose a toilet to put in their homes, this decision is a highly practical matter. But surveys show that the average person spends about an hour and 42 minutes each week on the toilet, which adds up to around 92 full days over your lifetime!

With all that time spent here, it’s worth learning about the different types of toilets and decorative toilet seat options that are available. Here is some information about the decorative considerations to picking a toilet for your home and novelty toilet seats that complement modern bathroom design.

Types of Toilets

There are several different types of toilets that work with a variety of bathroom designs, so this may be the easiest place to start to make your choice. Two-piece toilets are very common and have a tank that’s separate from the bowl. There are also one-piece toilets that combine these components into one piece and offer a sleek and easy-to-clean design. You can choose a wall-mount toilet if you have a very small bathroom to save space, or invest in a smart toilet with high-tech features to conserve water and add comfort.

Materials Used in Modern Bathroom Design

Porcelain is the most common toilet material still used in modern toilets because it is sturdy, sanitary, and waterproof. Porcelain is typically used for the base of the toilet, but the seat could be made of plastic instead. Toilet bowls and tanks are often made with vitreous china, which is a type of clay that is hardened and fired in a kiln. Some public restrooms use stainless steel as a toilet material, but stainless steel is sensitive to temperature changes and isn’t the most comfortable material to use for a home toilet.

Toilet Features

In addition to toilet type and materials, you’ll also want to consider key features, like the bowl shape and toilet height. The shape of a toilet bowl can be round or oval, for example, and the toilet seats can be elevated for the elderly and people with mobility issues. You may also want to choose a toilet with water-saving features to help you reduce your household’s water usage. A toilet with a higher flush power rating means that it removes waste better and is more resistant to clogs.

Novelty Toilet Seats and Decorative Toilet Seat Options

One of the easiest ways to add some personality to your bathroom is to choose a decorative toilet seat. You can choose a decorative toilet seat to match the theme of your bathroom, such as the beach, flowers, or rustic cabin décor. Novelty toilet seats are fun for kids and adults alike. If you’ve decorated your bathroom with a woodsy theme featuring earth tones, for example, consider picking a novelty toilet seat that features wild animals or tall pine trees. Beach and ocean themes are popular for bathroom décor, and you can find some beautiful novelty toilet seats that display shells, fish, and peaceful aquatic scenes.

For a more subdued look, you can also choose a toilet seat that comes in a solid color to match your shower curtain, sink, and rugs. Blue, beige, green, and natural wood colors are all popular for decorative toilet seat options. Decorative toilets seats are often a bit more expensive that standard versions, but they also often eliminate the need to buy a plush toilet seat cover that can collect germs and work against the modern bathroom design you’re going for.

At Central Plumbing Specialties, we have many different types of toilets to choose from, which you can see for yourself in one of our well-appointed Grande Central Showrooms. Stop by the showroom closest to you to open your mind to a world of possibilities with bathroom designs that include a beautiful, functional, and long-lasting toilet.

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