Next, know the color: If other than white, find out the color of your present toilet to match your new seat. I’ve seen people take their toilet tank lids with them to the supply house to find the best match.
Finally, get a quality seat. Solid plastic seats with some comfort options can be a long-lasting choice. Options can include anti-slam lids, non-slipping rubber seat bumpers, and quick release hinges for easy cleaning. Newer toilet seats even offer nightlights to help you find the “throne” — and that’s what I really call “shedding some light on the subject”!
Master contractor and plumber Ed Del Grande is the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call” and the host of TV and Internet shows. Visit eddelgrande.com or write eadelgcs.com.