When was the last time you went down the toilet aisle in your local home improvement store?
Did you know that there are numerous toilet options available nowadays and each one that you look at will be fancier than the one before?
It’s crazy with how many options we all have now, and all it means is that everyone is going to find themselves having difficulty purchasing a new toilet for their bathroom.
Here are 6 toilet buying tips that every homeowner needs to see:
Compare the Flush Ratings for the Models You Are Considering
You may not think that the flush ratings of toilets are important, but you will thank yourself in a few years when your toilet is still going strong.
Look for Rebates
There seems to be rebates available for anything that is considered high-efficiency these days, so you should get in on the action along with everyone else. Hey, it’s free money that you’ll be turning down if you skip over this tip!
Consider Wall-Hung Toilets for Easier Cleaning
There is nothing that we can do to make the cleaning of the inside of your toilet any easier, but we can help with the outside. A wall-hung toilet doesn’t have as many nooks and crannies as regular toilets do, which means that you’ll spend less time cleaning the outside of your new toilet. Think of all the hours you will save cleaning up those below the toilet messes! A quick swipe and your done is what your future will look like!
Take the Height of the Toilet into Consideration
There are differences with the heights of some toilets, due in part to the Americans with Disabilities Act. You do not need to be disabled to purchase one of those taller toilets, but you can reap the benefits when you do. A taller toilet can make it easier to sit down now and, in the future, especially if you are on the taller side.
Measure Your Rough-in In Advance
You should never purchase a toilet without measuring your rough-in first. Your rough-in is the area between your toilet and your wall, and depending on the distance, you may find that your choices are limited. However, it is much cheaper to replace your toilet with one with the same rough-in than it is to move everything around to fit a different sized toilet.
Consider a Dual Flush Toilet
Single lever toilets are a thing of the past now that the newer dual flush toilets are growing in popularity. These toilets will help you conserve water even more, because you can choose the amount of water you need for each flush.
These six tips should help you immensely as you purchase a new toilet for your bathroom. You may still find yourself a little confused in the middle of the store, but it shouldn’t take you too long to figure out exactly which toilet is going to best fit your needs.