When purchasing a new toilet there are a few factors you should be aware of that can help determine the right toilet for you. First off and foremost, you need to know what size rough your current toilet is. The rough is simply the measurement between the pipe and the wall directly behind the toilet. Toilets typically come in 10″, 12″ and 14″ roughs. Knowing the right rough will help you find the right toilet for your bathroom.
The athletics of the toilet should also matter to you. Toilets come in a variety of configurations such as one piece, two piece or even wall hung. Much of this is a matter of taste but there are some practical reasons as well. One piece toilets can be easier to clean, where wall hung toilets can be a huge space saver for you.
Another thing to consider is the shape of the toilet. Most manufacturers offer a round or elongated front. While a round front can save you some space the elongated bowl tends to be more comfortable.
Last but certainly not least, we recommend that you choose between a regular height toilet vs. a comfort height toilet. As we get older it’s the little things that make a difference. A comfort height toilet is two inches higher than a regular height toilet. Those two inches make a big difference on our knees when having to sit down or stand back up again.
Always, ask questions from the professional you are dealing with. We like to take time to go over the details with our customers in order to help them make an informed decision.