The average person spends 92 days’ worth of time sitting on the toilet. That’s right, we spend 92 days’ “taking care of business”. With that kind of number, it’s no surprise the bathroom is the most decorated room in the house. Bathrooms are an important space and the toilet seat is one of the most vital components of the porcelain throne.
The Average Toilet Seat
The U.S. sells an estimated 66 million toilet seats per year, this large number is partially due to the fact that the average seat only has a lifespan of 2.5 years. This makes the toilet seat the number one replaced item in apartments and purchased homes.
Although purchasing a new seat doesn’t sound particularly difficult there are many things to consider. Seats come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials providing home owners with a plethora of options to choose from.
Seat Shapes and Sizes
Two common seat shapes are round and elongated. Round seats don’t take up much space and work well for small rooms and small people. Elongated seats are oval in shape and take up more space. While elongated seats aren’t the easiest option for potty-training kids, they’re more comfortable than a round seat for taller and larger people.
Modern seats are made from extremely stable and stain resistant materials such as wood and plastic. Both materials have their own set of pros and cons Plastic seats are more resistant to wear and tear, but they can get pricy. Wood seats are less
durable than plastic, However, they provide a much warmer seat and can tie the look of a room. together brilliantly.
Functional, Yet Customizable
It’s surprising to think such a functional item can be so customizable. There are many things to consider when choosing a new toilet seat. But fear not, when you have the right information it’s easy to make an informed decision.
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