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How do I Choose the Best Toilet Fixtures?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 20 July 2018
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The best toilet fixtures will depend on what you want personally and what will fit into your home. Fixtures generally include the toilet itself, pipes, and the seat. You can choose toilets in various shapes, sizes, and colors to accent your other bathroom fixtures.

One thing to consider when choosing the best toilet fixtures is how large your bathroom is. While most toilets are approximately the same size, some are shaped or sized slightly differently than others. If you will have a tight squeeze, you will need to bring measurements of the space where your toilet will be located when you begin shopping. This will allow you to find an option that will fit perfectly.

There are also toilet fixtures in several shapes. Round, oval, and oblong are the most common shapes for a toilet bowl. Which one you choose is mostly a matter of personal preference, so long as any of these shapes will fit into your bathroom. You may also want to consider how easy it will be to find new or replacement seats for each shape.

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It is also possible to choose the type of seat you want, as there are metal, plastic, and fabric options. There are pros and cons to each one. Metal seats are more prone to being cold when you sit down and they are the hardest and least comfortable, but they also tend to last longer. Plastic varieties are more comfortable than metal options, but they can crack or break more easily. Fabric seats are often thought to be the most comfortable, but they generally must be replaced since they are prone to rips and tears.

The pipes which come with toilet fixtures are typically very similar in nature and there is generally no real benefit of choosing one type over another. You may have your own preferences based on materials or colors, but the pipes are not intended to act as d├ęcor. They are usually found in the back of the toilet and connect to the pipes in your wall to carry waste from the toilet to the sewer or septic system.

There are some specialty toilet fixtures you may choose, such as urinals, toilets with special heights to accommodate you if you are especially tall or short, and other models which can be customized to suit your needs. You may have to go through a retailer who specializes in unconventional fixtures in order to have your toilet tailored to your specific standards and desires. These retailers can often be found online.

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