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Choosing a New Toilet That Suits Your Sarasota Home

Choose new toilet

Sarasota homeowners who choose to work with a skilled plumber to complete toilet change outs in their homes have a lot of decisions to make regarding toilet types, seat heights, bowl shapes, colors, and flush handle locations. If you're ready to schedule a toilet change out for your Sarasota home, reach out to Minuteman Plumbing to speak to an experienced plumber about your toilet style, shape, and color options.

Types of Toilets

  • Pressure-Assisted Toilets - With pressure-assisted toilets, water compresses air within the sealed tanks, and pressure forces waste down the waste lines. Your plumber might recommend the installation of a pressure-assisted toilet if your household contains a large number of people. These toilets can be quite loud when flushing, and they require at least 25 pounds per square inch of water pressure to operate adequately.
  • Gravity-Fed Toilets - A gravity-fed toilet has a flush valve that operates using gravity as the water flows from the tank into the bowl to flush waste down the drain. These toilets need only 10 pounds per square inch of household water pressure to function properly. Gravity-fed toilets flush quietly, but less expensive models operate less effectively than more expensive models.

Style Considerations

  • Seat Height - The height of your toilet is measured from the floor to the top of the seat. Usually, toilet heights range from 15 to 19 inches. Consider standard height toilets, chair height toilets, and custom height toilets for your toilet change out.
  • Bowl Shape - Bowl shapes are available in varying lengths, and many homeowners choose from round-front, elongated, and compact elongated bowl shapes. Round-front toilets are suitable for small spaces with lengths ranging from 25 to 29 inches, elongated toilets offer additional comfort for seating with lengths ranging from 28 to 31 inches, and compact elongated toilets provide comfort and compact size with lengths ranging from 26 to 28 inches.
  • Flush Handle Location - Discuss flush handle locations with your plumber to determine which one is right for you. You can install the flush handle as a push button or pull lever on the top of the toilet, as a swing lever on the front or the side, on the wall as a push plate or remote control, or as a hidden sensor.

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