Like all inconvenient plumbing problems, you likely hear the phantom flushing of your toilet in the middle of the night when everything is quiet and no one is in the bathroom. You’ve known for a while it was time to upgrade to a new toilet, but this new problem pushes you over the edge.
But now that you’re shopping for a new one, you may be overwhelmed by choices. For a utilitarian home item, there are many style and function options to get you the best fitting toilet possible. Whether you are upgrading to get a more comfortable seat or looking for some new feature options if it’s time for installing a new toilet contact Ace Plumbing to get the job done right.
Elongated vs. Round
When it comes to upgrading your toilet, you’ve got some options, including bowl shape. Most standard toilets come in two common shapes: elongated and round. Elongated toilets give you an extra couple of inches in space that can make for a more comfortable seat. Round toilets are smaller and maybe preferred to narrow spaces like a converted half-bath.
Both seat types are commonly carried by suppliers. Each model of toilet often comes in both seat types, so you won’t have to compromise on the look you want to get the shape you want.
Height Changes for Mobility Needs
Most average toilets are about 15” high. You can gain two to four extra inches with a “comfort height” toilet. These may be preferred by those with mobility challenges. This higher seat requires less effort to stand up and therefore less strain on the body.
The average toilet you purchase at a big box store complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) stipulations that make for a safe transfer when used by people with mobility challenges. However, you can decrease your toilet height as needed to get the best fit for yourself if you do not need this increased height.
If you’re looking to green up your water and energy usage around the home, opting for a low-flow toilet during a new install can get you exactly what you want. Low-flow toilets can save over half the water used by a traditional design. If you pay for your water bill, opting for a low-flow toilet saves the planet and your cash.
Want a sleek design that’s easy to clean around? Wall-mount toilets leave the floor open beneath them for a unique floating aesthetic. This open space also makes for simpler sweeping or mopping, leaving your floor clean and fresh.
Though two to four times the price of a simple two-piece toilet, the wall-mount toilet lends distinct style to a thoroughly modern bathroom design.
Popular in many East Asian countries, bidet-style toilets are a real splurge of an upgrade thanks to the smart technology built right into the seat. These toilets come with settings for warm bidet sprays, feminine washes, and even private music and sounds.
It’s time to make an upgrade and Ace Plumbing has the resources and know-how to get your new throne installed quickly and correctly. Reach out today to discuss models we can get from our suppliers or a unique model you’d like to order and have us install. Call us at (410) 256-7900.