Consider The Best Toilet Seats That Will Fit Your Toilet & Serve Well

Alexander B. Martin1200

    Nothing fell us in a more awkward situation than having a broken toilet seat in our home. Particularly if we have only one toilet to use. We can manage our household work temporarily if we have a broken sink, a broken shower or a broken faucet. But toilet has no alternative. We need to replace a broken toilet seat immediately. So how to find the best toilet seats while there are so many options at our disposal? In this article, we will discuss toilets seats manufactured by different companies so that readers can pick up the one he/she is looking for.

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    One reason is they are trying to sell products to get amazon commission. So they try to avoid information that may turn off a potential customer about a product and drive him towards another site. But here we will describe important product details in a concise format so that you don’t get bored and tired.

    How Do We Pick The Best Toilet Seats?

    Picking a toilet seat is not as simple as you may think. Advanced technology brings new features in toilet seats that were never seen before. Today’s toilet seat can have built-in nightlights, bidet functionality, and personalized cleansing.

    Picking the best toilet seats depends on several factors. First, types of toilets.  Is it for our master, guest or kids bathroom? If it is for a guest bathroom, we need something special.

    Second bowl shapes. There are two shapes of toilet seats. One is elongated toilet seats, and the other is round-front toilet seats or Square toilet seat.

    Third, features. Depending on our specific needs we can choose from a range unique toilet seat features designed for comfort and convenience. In fact, features are the most important factor while selecting a premium toilet seat. Most toilet seats have standard features. But it is the smart features that make the difference.

    01Bemis 500EC062 Molded Wood Round Toilet Seat

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    • Star 4.3 out of 5 star
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    This is a solid, stable, cleanly-designed, reasonably-priced toilet seat. This thing feels like solid wood with a nice coating over it. This model is an upgrade from the old one.

    People may wrongly perceive that these seats are flimsy. But they are not. These seats keep shape upon sitting of heavy people. They are much more comfortable. In addition, they do not move or come undone. The icy color of it is also impressive. These are durable, convenient and will not need a replacement toilet seat for years.

    Known Issue(s)

    • When installing the bolts, the nut might need to be trimmed

    Solution(s)

    •  Rather than doing that just hold the nut firmly with one hand while screwing in the bolt with a screwdriver with the other hand. This will eliminate the necessity of trimming nuts.
    Our Remarks

    Because of low price and easy to install and clean feature this product is a good choice people who look for a toilet part with a standard feature at an affordable price. The only issue that can occur during installation can easily be fixed.

    02Bemis 500EC000 Molded Wood Round Toilet Seat

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    White round front wood toilet seat. The Bemis 5000EC has hinges that allow for easy cleaning. This toilet seat will feat on any round toilet. One striking feature of this is the entire toilet seat can be removed for cleaning without removing the bolts. That is a genius design.

    This seat is comfortable as well as attractive. The price is reasonable, and the value exceeded the cost. The inside of the lid is slightly contoured. So, we may think that it would be uncomfortable against our back. But it is fine, and we do not notice contour at all. The contour is pleasing to the eye and fits well against the seat. We do not notice any movement, and the seat and the lid both stay in place quite well.

    Known Issue(s)

    • On the back of this toilet seat are the long screw and the attachment we use to tighten it on. Well, the attachment has a none necessary piece sticking out of it. It's circular with a piece going - on one side, for which we assume it is easier to turn. well, the problem was that our toilet didn't have room for that part and it wouldn't go up all the way and tighten, so the toilet seat was extremely loose.

    Solution(s)

    • After trying the old screws and realizing these were different we got the bright idea to just cut off the - part since it's not needed. It took a good 20 minutes to saw it off with a knife (all we had), but we got it off, put it on, and it tightened right up. Now the toilet seat is 100 percent secure and doing its job, and the attachment is fine, not broken just shaved down.
    Our Remarks

    This toilet seats attach to the toilet, keeps the hiney and other nether parts out of the water, and has a lid. Since it is wood, it does not splinter. However, this particular model has an added bonus-the easy clean/change hinges. Because of nice, solid and good finish and easy to install feature this product would be a great choice for many customers.

    03KOHLER K-4636 Elongated Toilet Seat

    Price : $$
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    • Star 4 out of 5 star
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    K-4636-0 Finish: White Features: -Quiet-Close ensures safety and noise reduction. -Quick-Release provides easier cleaning. -Elongated seat design to fit elongated bowls. -Fits all one- and two-piece toilets. Options: -Available in several finishes. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 14.19'' W x 18.06'' D. With subtle styling and innovative technology, the Kohler Cachet seat fits most elongated toilets and features uniquely designed rubber bumpers that hold the seat firmly in place and prevent shifting. This Kohler Q3 Advantage seat features innovative technology that prevents slamming and simplifies both cleaning and installation.

    The Cachet Quiet-Close toilet seat with Quick-Release functionality is engineered to close slowly with the slightest touch, reducing unwanted noise often associated with lid slamming. Additionally, it offers improved hygiene as you only need to make minimal contact with the seat or lid for it to begin to gently close.

    By removing the toilet seat, you can fully clean around the seat hinges, and in the case of two-piece toilets, you can easily get around the area where the tank meets the bowl--places where dirt can accumulate and that are not readily accessible with a standard bolt toilet seat.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The seat has a slight depression at the rear.

    Solution(s)

    • This is intentionally designed in such a way in order to increase the effectiveness of this toilet seat. There are probably some human factors engineering behind it to help with our bodily functions. After some time it is expected that we would use
    Our Remarks

    This is a very good toilet seat built with some weight to it. Soft close works as expected. The nonslip grip bumper under the seat works very well, makes a big difference in the way the seat feels when it's not moving around while seated, so it is very sturdy toilet seat fittings. As a whole the seat was well designed with cleaning in mind, in addition to the easy removal of the seat from the toilet, the curves and bends of the seat are designed, so it's not difficult to clean and wipe.

    04Bemis 1500EC000 Molded Wood Elongated Toilet Seat

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    • Star 4.3 out of 5 star
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    It is white, wooden, sturdy and fits the toilet perfectly. The seat itself measures 17.5" long, 14" across at the widest point and 11" across at the hinge-end. It is expected that it would fit most elongated toilets.

    Undoing and removing any toilet is not complicated, but if we are just going to clean, then it can be a bit of hassle. These seats come with an easy twisting mechanism that allows us to remove the seat for cleaning without undoing the nylon screws. These features allow us to give the toilet a thorough cleaning. This elongated seat is designed to fit all major brands of elongated toilets. This seat is also heavier than the original seat. It has such a smooth finish that we may think it was sheathed in plastic. Mounting process of this seat is simple. Remove what is a port of the old seat, bolts, hinges, and nuts. Attach the bolts to the hinges first, then set the assembly in place and secure with the nuts. The nuts will take care of centering the seat in place.

    Known Issue(s)

    • They seem to stain easily under the seat. Especially, if the family has a little kids

    Solution(s)

    • Cleaning it with bleach or antibacterial solution will remove the stain easily
    Our Remarks

    This solid wooden seat looks and feels way better than any of the plastic ones, even the expensive slow-close    ones. Super comfy, sturdy, secure, nice looking. Good price, easy to install. NOT PLASTIC!

    05Kohler K-4774 Elongated Toilet Seat

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    • Star 3.9 out of 5 star
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    Solid polypropylene plastic close front contoured seat for user comfort quick-release hinge caps snap open, and seat pulls forward for removal quick-attach stainless steel fastener allows for top-mount screwdriver only install. The Brevia elongated toilet seat delivers value to the consumer with features that include seats that remove easily for cleaning and hardware that speeds installation and helps prevent the seats from loosening. The Brevia was engineered to ensure a proper.

    This lightweight seat perfect for children and senior citizens who may be weak or hurt by a heavy wood seat falling on fingers. This toilet seat is made of all plastic. So initially it may feel flimsy. But it is holding up way better than the heavier wood one. It comes with 2 runners “things” that we can place underneath the seat to keep it from slamming, or it can be used for raising the seat a bit

    Known Issue(s)

    • The hinge system looks to be rather precarious

    Solution(s)

    • It takes a lot of trifling to get it set where we want it because the hinged plastic is so flexible. We got it set, and it seems secure.
    Our Remarks

    Easy to set up, quick release is the only way to go so we don’t have to crawl under the bowl to screw the hardware through instead we can easily release the seat & replace with another seat quick probably 3-6 minutes. The only issue is setting the hinges. But it is also fixable by spending a few more time to set the hinge.

    06Toto SS114 Elongated Toilet Seat Cover

    Price : $$
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    • Star 4 out of 5 star
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    SoftClose Elongated Closed Front Toilet Seat in Cotton. SoftClose action reduces injury and removes "Toilet Seat Slam"|Molded bumpers| Comfortable ergonomic design| Solid High-Impact, High Gloss Polypropylene| Length 18-1/2-Inch, Width 14-Inch, Height 1-1/2-Inch. Toto's SoftClose seat is the latest in advanced smart seat technology. Constructed of solid, high-impact plastic, this unique seat is specifically designed to reduce injury and to eliminate annoying "Toilet Seat Slam." The seat and lid operate a built-in SoftClose hinge system, which lowers the seat down to the bowl gently and quietly.

    The engineering of SoftClose incorporates Toto's high standard of quality and consumer ease. Top tightening mounting bolts ensure easy installation. And of course, all seats are precision designed to fit regular or elongated bowls. All mounting and installation hardware is included, along with easy to follow Installation Instructions and Care and Maintenance Guidelines in English, Spanish and French. Elongated front SoftClose toilet seat with cover.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The plastic bolts that come with this seat do not tighten the seat firmly to the toilet

    Solution(s)

    • Use metal bolts rather than using plastic ones. Metal bolts will hold the toilet seat strongly with the toilet.
    Our Remarks

    A masterpiece of a seat. A heavily built unit, not a flimsy piece of plastic. This is strong and well proportioned. One great thing is both seat and cover close themselves with just a slight forward push and close quietly.

    07Bath Royale Premium Elongated Toilet Seat

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    • Star 4.8 out of 5 star
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    This is a very high-quality product. One striking feature of it is slow closing lid and seat. Previously toilet seat has an only closing lid but not seat. But this one has both features. The mounting hardware is top-quality.

    The seat installed flawlessly with posts that go through the two toilet holes where we then ingeniously rotate to align to the toilet seat. This design is well engineered to fit any toilet out there. There is also an elongated version of this toilet seat.  Another true genius of this product is that we can remove the whole thing by simply pressing a button in the back. And then it just pops back on. It does cleaning and disinfecting a simple task.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The surface can get scratched easily

    Solution(s)

    • This can be avoided by not putting heavy things on top of the lid
    Our Remarks

    We absolutely love this toilet seat because it’s easy to clean & it stays cleaner than the standard seat. They fixed many of the issues that standard seats have like the tabs where it bolts on that no matter how much we clean it that never seems clean. The soft close lid & seat are feature is really fantastic.  We also like that it’s plastic since it’s easier to clean and it’s well made it won’t break like any standard seat.

    08KOHLER K-4734 Elongated Toilet Seat

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    • Star 4.4 out of 5 star
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    The subtle styling of the elongated toilet seat styles a flexible design choice for elongated toilets. Made from stain-resistant plastic, the seat includes rubber bumpers to help hold it in place and prevent shifting. This Q3 Advantage seat features innovative technology that prevents slamming and simplifies both cleaning and installation. The dimension of this item is 17-1/2" deep by 14" wide.

    These toilet seats have a better contour, and the four bumpers on the bottom side keep it from sliding so much. The synthetic material cleans better and easier and does not corroded easily. This Kohler is solid as a rock, and it still has quick release hinges for cleaning. PLUS... it is the slowest and softest slow-close lid we have EVER seen.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The topmost lid is thin

    Solution(s)

    • Do not sit or stand on it that we may do with an older old lid when the seat was closed
    Our Remarks

    Everyone deserves soft close toilet seats. The lid of this toilet seat will never bang when it slips out of our hands. The price is great, quality is good, and they work perfectly.

    09Bath Royale Premium Round Toilet Seat

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    Bath Royale Premium Round Toilet Seat comes with feature such as Soft-Close, Quick-Release for Easy Cleaning. This fits all Manufacturers’ Round Toilets. The lid covers the toilet opening from front to back and overhangs the front of the bowl just enough to comfortably lift the lid without touching the toilet bowl. It was not simple to find a lid that would do this.

    The quick release mechanism works great. The push of a single button on the back and the seat lifts right off. It's easy to set it back down on the pins to reattach. The seat is comfortable and doesn't slide around. If a person of 200lbs sit on the top (lid closed), he may feel a little flex, but it holds his weight fine.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The seat where we sit is somewhat concave. The seat is also little lower than conventional seats.

    Solution(s)

    • It is not a big deal. It takes some getting castoff to it, but after some days, things will be fine.
    Our Remarks

    This is a toilet seat that is well designed, high-quality product. The installation is super easy. The style and function are awesome. The soft close is very soft, and the ability to pop the seat off for cleaning is simply smart.

    10Kohler K-4775 Round-front Toilet Seat

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    • Star 3.9 out of 5 star
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    Solid polypropylene plastic close front contoured seat for user comfort quick-release hinge caps snap open, and seat pulls forward for removal quick-attach stainless steel fastener allows for top-mount screwdriver only install. The Brevia round front toilet seat delivers value to the consumer with features that include seats that remove easily for cleaning and hardware that speeds installation and helps prevent the seats from loosening. The Brevia was intended to ensure a pro.

    The coating/plastic material cleans up very well and super easy to install. It is as durable as the many other durable Kohler products. It is good to fit for any bathroom. It is plastic easier to clean than those wood or fake wood materials that get stained.

    Known Issue(s)

    • The mounting hardware provided with this seat is not adequate to properly secure the seat to the bowl

    Solution(s)

    • We had to use our own metal 10-24 nuts and washers that we had on hand. So, if you are buying this seat, then you will have to provide your own mounting hardware.
    Our Remarks

    Inexpensive yet solidly made, easy to install. It comes with actual metal screws instead of those awful plastic ones. Stays put, does what it's supposed to do. And because it's plastic and not painted wood, it is expected that it would last longer.

    Final Verdict

    After reading above article, we hope that you are now quite knowledgeable about those toilet seats manufactured by major brands. We have tried to present you realistic reviews of the best toilet seats available on the market. But, we still have some insights to offer. Many homeowners give so much emphasis on quality of the product. Are you one of them? Then Bemis 1500EC000 Molded Wood Elongated Toilet Seat and KOHLER K-4734 Elongated Toilet Seat are excellent picks.

    If the price is the only thing that concerns you, two fine choices await you, such as Bemis 500EC062 Molded Wood Round Toilet Seat and KOHLER K-4636 Elongated Toilet Seat. For people with distinct elegance in their tastes, Bath Royale Premium Round Toilet Seat and Kohler K-4775 Round-front Toilet Seat should be the winners. If you want a minimalistic toilet seat that does the job yet costs a little, we recommend Toto SS114 Elongated Toilet Seat Cover. The choice is still all yours to make.

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