When looking for a new toilet seat these days you will find it’s not simply a case of choosing a ‘near-enough’ colour and texture to fit in with your existing bathroom suite and furniture, then cross your fingers and hope for the best. No, these days you can expect to find a matching equivalent, both in colour shade and size – as well as shape.
Huge variety in design, colour and style
That’s because the choice in toilet seats has spiralled in recent years. You can, for instance, choose from round, curved, semi—circular, D-shaped or square toilet seats. In terms of colour white tends to be more or less standard, but other colours are also available, as well as wood in its various shades and made glossy with varnish or left plain. Some toilet seats, meanwhile, have added projection into the bathroom floor.
Wooden toilet seats tend to be warmer than plastic or acrylic but it’s also possible to buy a ‘heated’ toilet seat in the form of our own Verve Thermoset Seat with its smart leaking stainless steel hinges.
You’ll also find the majority of toilet seats these days come with a soft close mechanism. This means the lid closes gradually over a period of three seconds or so and in doing so prevents any ‘hard slamming’ of the lid onto the toilet seat (and which, in turn, can result in either fixture becoming broken). It also means children can’t accidently get their fingers jammed between the toilet pan and the lid, and that there is less wear and tear in the toilet seat itself, ensuring that it will last longer.
When it comes to mounting your toilet seat there are a couple of options – bolt and nut. The latter tends to be standard while the former is far easier to use.