Replacement toilet seats are one of the best ways to give that tired looking toilet a new lease of life. You will be surprised at how this one small piece of “furniture” can set a new tone for the bathroom. But which kind of toilet seat is the best to choose? Here are some tips for selecting the type that’s right for you.
Who knew I could spend nearly an hour in the Home Depot just examining toilet seats?!
Better yet, who knew I could write a 500-word article detailing the intricacies of toilet seats???
Hold onto your fuzzy toilet seat cover, people… here we go!
Ode To A Commode
In preparation for our move (which is still many months away), we decided to replace our old toilet seats and lids with new ones. Three in all.
We’re hoping that they’ll last long enough to still look good when it comes time to sell this house in a year or so. Besides, we think that our guests deserve a nicer palette upon which to rest their tushies when they visit.
So the search was on for “the best” toilet seat!
First, Some Basic Information About Toilet Seats
How long does your typical toilet seat last, anyway?
I couldn’t find any facts or figures online about this (…see below). In our case, 5-1/2 years seems to be the going rate. The toilet in the powder room bathroom doesn’t even get used much, and that toilet seat is just as bad as the other 2 that get frequent use.
We finally got tired of looking at these old eyesores which were lopsided, faded, and stained from various cleaning products. (Why do they make toilet cleansers blue anyway?! More on that later…)