A beginner's guide to buying a new toilet

by Maria J. Hey, This is Maria from

1. Identify the type of toilet you want - there are many different types of toilets available. A lot of people tend to stick with either a round or elongated toilet seat because they think that's what they've always used. 

Truth be told, the seat size is not very important when it comes to the actual function of the toilet. The most popular types are:

Elongated toilet - A slightly longer but slimmer toilet that has a similar shape to the front of most automobile vehicles.

Round toilet - A standard-sized circular-shaped toilet seat.

Wall hung toilet - A toilet that doesn't sit on the floor but rather is hung directly off of the wall. A very common type of toilet in Asia.

2. Consider your budget, is it enough to buy a new toilet or will you need to save up for one. A toilet usually starts from around $150, if you want a good quality toilet you have to spend a minimum of $300 for a toilet. A new one usually needs to be professionally installed because the tank connection may not match up with your old toilet. 

A general rule of thumb is you should spend around 20% of your total renovation budget on your brand-new bathroom suite.

3. Find out what size is right for your home - toilets come in various sizes  which are measured in "inches." A standard toilet for a single-family home is 12-inch rough-in size. A toilet with a 10 inch rough in measurement can also be used though it will require some additional modifications when installing. 

Determining the right size measure is crucial because if you buy one that doesn't fit, your replacement options are limited.

4. Think about how much water usage is important to you and whether or not that's an important factor when choosing a toilet. A lot of people don't consider water usage when purchasing a toilet and it's an extremely important factor. A typical bathroom in a home can use around 30 to 50 gallons of water per day while public restrooms use anywhere from 5 to 10 gallons per flush

It may be more economical to install low-flow toilets because they only require 1.6 gallons of water per flush. A high-efficiency toilet uses only 1 gallon for every flush.

5. Research prices online before making any purchases so that you know where the best deals are being offered. A toilet can cost $40 to $5,000 depending on the design and style and the material used and how much work needs to be done once you get it home. 

Be prepared for installation labor costs as well if you don't know how to install a toilet yourself. A straightforward DIY project that anyone can do is replacing a toilet seat.

6. Read reviews on products before buying them so that you can find out if they're worth purchasing or not. A lot of times the customer reviews will give you a good idea as to how well a product works and if it's worth every penny. 

 A lot of consumers are swayed into believing that purchase is going to be an incredible product and then end up finding out that it isn't as great as they expected. 

A good review may also tell you how easy or difficult a product is to install. A toilet will need some assembly before installation and if there's anything complicated about the process, you want to be aware of that beforehand.

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