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Toilet Guide for Your Tacoma Bathroom

perfect_toiletWhen choosing a toilet for your Tacoma bathroom, there are factors that you must consider to achieve the design, theme, and functionality that you want. The size, height and purpose should take part in your selection. What most people would look for initially is the appearance of the toilet. Unfortunately, you should not rely on appearance alone. There are other aspects that should come into play so that your toilet fits you and your family’s needs.  Your Tacoma plumbing contractor can advise you as to the advantages and disadvantages of each option and can then install your new toilet.

Even if there’s a wide array of toilet selection in the market it is still easy to narrow down the choices. By determining the distance between your bathroom’s wall and the middle of the drain meant for your toilet, you can easily pinpoint the right toilet for your bathroom. Upon renovating your bathroom you have utilized the current rough-in distance that is in another measurement, you can narrow down your selection some more.

An elongated toilet is a popular choice among many homeowners but when your bathroom’s space is limited, a round bowl is more appropriate for it. A round bowl can also save you some cost since it is cheaper than the elongated version. The height of your toilet should also be comfortable enough for anybody who is going to use it. There are already plenty of toilet heights other than the traditional 14-inch fixture available in the market today. Taller toilets are essential components in general design, which gives your bathroom accessibility to all sorts of users, because sitting down and standing up from a taller toilet is much more comfortable.

When it comes to style, there are also plenty of toilet designs to choose from. If you want a cheaper version, a two-piece toilet that features a tank that sits on top of the bowl would be a better choice. A one-piece toilet, with the tank and bowl attached together, is more expensive but the seamless design makes it easier to remove the dirt and mildew. There are also wall-mounted toilet designs that can lend a dramatic appearance to your bathroom. Cleaning this kind of toilet is also not a problem. But because this is considered a high-end fixture, the installation will cost you more since you will need a thicker wall to set up the toilet and accommodate the tank. And fixing the toilet in the future may require you to open up your wall again.

Just like any products in the market, some toilets boast of better functionality than their counterparts. The latest technology has also found its way to a number of toilet designs. Their flushing abilities have shown significant improvements over the years. If you want the latest innovation in flushing, you should make a trip to a showroom and inquire about it through their salesperson. He would be able to introduce to you the latest products in the market that feature cutting edge technology. If you are into water conservation, you can choose a toilet with a dual-flush design.

If you constantly have to remind other users in your house to put the seat down after every use, a soft-closing toilet seat will definitely put an end to your misery. This kind of toilet seat closes itself after use and puts a stop to slamming. A heated toilet seat is also a great add-on that is not heavy on the budget. Although they don’t really make a huge difference when it comes to functionality and necessity,  they can make your bathroom look nicer and more exciting to use.

Regardless of which toilet you opt for, the chances are that, at some point, you will need toilet repair.  Your Tacoma plumbing contractor will be on hand no matter what the issue.

If you are looking for a Tacoma plumbing contractor, please call 877-694-5176 or complete our online request form.

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