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Potty Talk

It’s a game of thrones.

So many toilet options. Which is best for you & your home?

A toilet is the plumbing fixture you depend on for reliability. They come in all the design styles – traditional, modern and transitional styles abound. But beyond the style, there are many additional features to consider before selecting the perfect throne for your home. Here are some important toilet features to consider before you buy:

Get the Right Size Toilet for Your Space

Toilets at ImmerseNarrow your shopping options by making sure the new toilet matches the existing toilet’s “rough-in” measurement—the distance from the wall to the center of the toilet flange. A measurement of 12 inches is standard, but 10-in. and 14-in. models are also available. There are also wall hung toilets now, so if your floor space or room space is at a premium, or this style suits your taste and design, we have wall hung toilets at Immerse as well.

Seat Height

Unlike standard bowls with rim stands about 14 or 15 inches above the floor, most “comfort height” toilets are 17 to 19 inches high. Some people find them more comfortable to use, as the added height makes it easier to get on and off the throne.

Bowl Shape

Toilets from ImmerseA round bowl takes up less room than an elongated one. But an elongated bowl allows more seating room and more comfort for some users. Some manufacturers offer compact elongated bowls that fit in the space of a round-bowl toilet.

Noise Level

If your loo is near your kitchen or other living area, or if your home is small, you’ll probably appreciate a relatively quiet toilet that doesn’t broadcast every flush. 

Water Conservation

There are many options for conserving water these days with your flushing habits. Not only is water conservation important to the environment, but it can also help save you money on your water bill each month. High efficiency toilets and dual-flush technology offer you ways to conserve. All the brands we offer at Immerse provide water conserving features.

One or Two Piece Commodes

Toilets are sold in two formats, two piece toilets were the original way toilets were manufactured and sold. Today consumers have the option of one solid commode. The one piece units describe cleaning as a reason for their construction and the two piece goes with price. You will decide likely on many factors. These are just two you should be aware of.

Washlets / Bidets

In the developed world, toilets have increased in sophistication and usefulness.  Japan provides a great deal of inspiration on this particular subject with their washlets.  Washlets help in washing a person’s underside after use. TOTO is a brand carried by Immerse and their washlets come in many varieties. Some offer both posterior and feminine wash features.  You can adjust the position of the spray, adjust the water pressure and adjust the water temperature with the built-in water heater.  A warm air dry and heated toilet seat are also popular features.  Other features include a pre-misting feature which pre-mists the toilet bowl before you use the toilet.  This helps flush your toilet more effectively, when compared to flushing a dry bowl. They have technology that uses electrolyzed water to mist your bowl and reduces the need for abrasive cleaning chemicals.  The bidet also has a body sensor which senses when you are approaching the toilet and will open the lid for you.  When you walk away, the lid will automatically close.

Washlet by TOTO
Washlet by TOTO

So there are a few things to consider when purchasing this most popular seat in the house. May you find the one that suits your home and lifestyle. We are here to help. Bring your plumber or designer (as we sell only to the trade) and tour our showroom to learn more about toilet options at our Brentwood, MO plumbing showroom. Call us (314) 375-1500 or book an appointment online.


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