Toilets have been in use for thousands of years, from the basic stone structures of ancient Rome to the music-playing, seat-warming, self-cleaning, high-tech squat boxes of Japan.
For the average homeowner, choosing a new toilet may be intimidating. Modern toilets have lots of features which don’t always equate to reassuring a homeowner of their number one concern: that what goes in always goes out.
Why We’re Asking:
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average toilet is expected to last the lifetime of the homeowner, which makes your next ivory throne purchase a pretty important investment. Our plumbing experts spend more time around toilets than anyone else. More importantly, they know what toilets are constantly failing and which ones never seem to need maintenance. We want to find out what advice they have for homeowners who need to choose a new commode.
So plumbing experts, it’s time to weigh in:
What Should Homeowners Consider When Buying a Toilet?
What should I consider when buying a toilet?
Efficiency? Flush capacity? Water usage?
Gravity fed or Pressure Assisted?
Seat height? Bowl shape? Do aesthetic or ergonomic features affect function?
We’re excited to have our first plumbing niche question. We look forward to hearing from all our plumbing experts, but also from our contractors, designers and green experts who might have something to add to the discussion.
Experts, post your answers in the comment field below!