How Do I Choose the Right Toilet for My Home?


Is it time to buy a new toilet? Since this isn’t a purchase one makes regularly, most people are surprised to discover all the choices they have when selecting a modern-day toilet. Today’s toilets have many advanced features that can influence your purchase.

At My Panorama City Plumber Hero, we want you to know about your choices. That’s why we put together this post for you. Learn more below about the different toilets available and their features.

One-piece or Two-piece Toilets

Most toilets in today’s homes are two-piece toilets. What does this mean exactly? Well, it means that the bowl and the tank are made separately and put together during installation.

One of the benefits of a two-piece toilet is that they’re so common that they’re relatively inexpensive to purchase. They’re also straightforward to repair or install. Homeowners rarely have trouble installing two-piece toilets, but we do recommend calling of our plumbers in Panorama City for all toilet installation jobs.

One-piece toilets aren’t as popular in homes, but for homeowners who want a sleep, contemporary look in their bathrooms, these toilets get the job done. Aside from aesthetics, some homeowners prefer one-piece toilets because they require less space and are easier to clean.

Floor Toilets and Wall-hung Toilets

Most people choose floor toilets and don’t even know the wall-hung toilet is an option for their homes. This is because most people associate wall-hung toilets with public restrooms. The majority of toilets in today’s homes are the standard floor toilet.

If you’re interested in a wall-hung toilet, it’s important to note that these toilets are expensive to purchase and install. They require commercial-grade flushometer systems, and sometimes the plumbing needs altering to accommodate the required floor waste pipe installation. For most homeowners, a wall-hung toilet makes little sense financially.

Comfort Features

Other things to consider when buying a new toilet are what we call comfort features. Examples of comfort features include the height of the toilet and the shape of the bowl. For taller individuals, a higher toilet is more comfortable to use than a standard toilet that’s closer to the floor. Many people also find elongated toilet seats to be comfier than round seats. However, in small spaces, a round toilet is a huge space saver.

Luxury Features

Today’s modern homes rely more and more on smart technology. In Japan, smart toilets have been common for many years. In the United States, we’re just learning about the benefits of smart toilets. These toilets have many of the following luxury features that can be controlled from the toilet itself or through Bluetooth using a smart phone or tablet:

  • Self-cleaning
  • Overflow protection
  • Heated seats
  • Toilet bowl nightlights
  • Self-deodorizing
  • Hands-free flushing
  • Built-in speakers

We know all these features and choices can seem overwhelming. After all, isn’t a toilet used for one thing? At My Panorama City Plumber Hero, we’re here for you when you need to make this decision. Call us today and we’ll help you choose the best toilet replacement for your budget and home.

Have you already bought a new toilet? Call us for professional toilet installation in Panorama City, CA.

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