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How to Shop for a New Toilet Seat

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Ready to upgrade the bathroom?

If you ever find yourself in the market for a new toilet seat you might not know where to start. Gone are the days of the cushioned toilet seat that made an earth-shattering noise whenever it was closed. Thankfully, you have more sensible, attractive options now. Here are a few tips for your shopping endeavor.

First, Oblong or Oval?

Before you decide on materials and colors, you first need to determine if your toilet is oblong or round shaped. Is it large or small? Measure your toilet seat before you start shopping for a new one.

Plastic or Wood?

Your preference may come from your past living experiences. If you’ve always had plastic toilet seats in the past, you might want to stick with the familiar. Some homeowners who own wood toilet seats complain about the maintenance involved with the material, while plastic toilet seats have sometimes been viewed as less durable. If you don’t have a preference, take price and aesthetics into consideration.

Standard Hinge or Smooth?

Do you want a standard hinge or smooth, dampened automatic close hinges? Plastic seats may have the new automatic slow-closing feature, saving you from the “slam” you might have experienced from other toilet seats.

Preference in Color?

White is a popular toilet seat color, but you have other options as well. If you want to add a bit of flare to your bathroom, changing up the toilet seat serves as an attractive option.


Visit Courtland Hearth and Hardware Today!

Courtland Hearth carries a large collection of toilet seats. Visit our store today for all of your bathroom addition needs. If you need help determining what type of toilet seat you should purchase, consult a member of our team!

Our store has been around since 1883! With 100 years of experience, Courtland Hearth and Hardware is the best in the business. Come see why our loyal customers and contractors say, “Courtland Is Harford County’s Best Hardware Store” today!

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