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Best Toilet Seat

Toilet seats come in all shapes and sizes, but when you get down to it, they are either elongated bowls, or round bowls. All the accessories that come with them can be purchased at your discretion. As in the case of automatically opening seats, found on medicinal toilet seats, you will need a dedicated line of power to get them to perform correctly, but any licensed electrician will be able to help you here. Apart from your budget, and what kind of features you like in the bathroom, there are plenty of choices out here for you. This list is just a broad introduction.

TOTO SW554-01 Washlet S300 Elongated Front Toilet Seat

TOTO Toilets have long been known as a leader in bathroom design, and the Washlet S330E takes this model one step further. Originally designed to help those with physical limitations, the Washlet has now become a welcome standard in many homes across America. It is a little slimmer than the previous version, coming in at just under four inches in height. The bidet feature allows you to enjoy the washing without purchasing a whole new bidet. This seat and all its features can be mounted to any standard, elongated bowl and power source. Because it requires electricity, it is best to have this model professionally installed. The water can be adjusted in both temperature and pressure to assure that your experience is custom made for just you. In addition to the wonderful bidet features found in this seat, Toto has improved this model by using E-Water. E-Water stands for ‘Electrolyzed water’ that is a proven disinfectant also used in food preparation. After each use, E-Water mists the bowl to reduce as much as 80-percent of the potential bacterial growth. This eliminates the need to use harsh, caustic cleaning chemicals. With five spray settings, and immediate water heating, you can be sure that your time in the bathroom will be best suited for your needs. The built in deodorizer will keep the room smelling fresh, while the auto-open and close seat anticipates your next move. If you have a handicapped person in your household, this would be the perfect solution for these daily necessities. Not only is the water temperature customizable, the seat temperature is, too. When finished, there is a gentle, warm air that passes over the user just in case they are unable to finish the cleansing process due to difficulties in bending and twisting. As if this is not enough, all these features can be programmed or controlled remotely, with a wall mounted control panel for even more versatility.

Mayfair 183EC 000 NextStep Child/Adult Built-in Potty Seat

If you have little ones learning how to take care of business, then this toilet seat is the perfect selection. Designed to work with any standard elongated bowl, this child’s version will accommodate your toddler to use the potty like everyone else, and still allow the adults to use it their way, too. The smaller plastic seat magnetically attaches to the adult seat when in the up position so dual use is easy. It is also attached with easy to remove hinges that allow you to remove, clean, and replace with ease. When your little tyke outgrows it, the child potty seat can be permanently removed and stored as you see fit. Sized right and safely installed, this little seat will give children the confidence to use the toilet like an adult, making this stage of life go by quickly. If you have more than one toddler, this design will allow for maturity changes along the way.

INAX L-Series Advanced Elongated Toilet Seat

If TOTO models are a little too pricey for your budget, then the INAX version comes in a close second. Equipped with a similar soft-close feature, this toilet seat and cover will close quietly on its own, eliminating the need to remind certain people to do the same thing over and over again. The bidet features include adjustable water pressure and temperature, can be used with any standard elongated bowl, eliminating the need for expensive add-ons and a whole new purchase. The seat also comes with an adjustable temperature feature. If you live in a basement apartment, or someplace where the heat is not exactly what you would like it to be in the winter time, this INAX toilet seat can make up for the lack. The warm air dryer is another added nicety that will make your experience in the bathroom even better. If you have trouble bending and twisting, or if you are not as European as all this, the L-series comes with a hand held wand so you can control what goes where. All the customizable features, in a fine tuned price, you will be able to clean yourself in style and comfort for a fraction of the price.

Mayfair 48E2 000 Slow-Close Molded Wood Toilet Seat with Lift-Off Hinges

The Mayfair 48E2000 is not quite the Star Wars version of toilet seats, but it does have some very nice features at a completely affordable price. The main feature is the soft-close seat that will lower the set slowly and quietly in case you have toddlers or teenagers in the house. This is especially nice if you have someone that used the commode in the middle of the night. If you live in a condo community, it might make a good Christmas gift for that incontinent neighbor. The other nice feature about this model is the innovative ‘lift-off’ hinges. Removing the seat for a complete, and sanitary clean, is as easy as “1-2-3”.

Mayfair 13EC-006 Soft Toilet Seat

One of the best sellers on the web, this Mayfair padded soft seat is equipped with a firm cushion for maximum comfort. Wrapped with a high strength vinyl finish, the padding is mounted on real wood for durability and strength. In case you are a bathroom reader that likes to sit on the throne for a while, you will find this model particularly suitable for your needs. Designed for elongated bowls, this model will fit any standard sizes with its adjustable opening.

Kerri Ryan
I was a real estate developer in Washington, DC, both purchasing and remodeling commercial and residential property for over 25 years. During this time, I was able to experience the best of the best in all things related to the home; indoors and out. Kitchens & baths, both indoor and out, faux painting, high end furniture, whole property communication systems, anything that will make life easier around the house, was used and explored at one time or another while running this business. Budgets in DC were large, and their imaginations were even larger. Finding the right materials to keep the customer happy was just part of the fun and excitement of developing real estate for 25 years.
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