Choosing The Right Toilet For You

February 15, 2018

How much thought should you put into picking a toilet? Actually, probably more than you think! While it isn’t the most visually stunning, it is still one of the most important plumbing fixtures in your bathroom. When it comes to choosing a toilet: size, seat height, color, function and other factors should play into your decision.

There are tons of different styles of toilets on the market today.

Two-piece toilets have the tank bolted to the top of the bowl. This is typically the most common and affordable style.

A one-piece toilet has an integral tank and bowl. While they can be a little more expensive, they are much easier to clean because they have no seam connecting the two components.

Wall-mounted toilets can add sleek drama to the space and give your bathroom a more modern feel. Cleaning under a wall-mounted toilet is breeze. However, this high-end fixture can be more expensive to install because it requires a thicker wall to mount the toilet and house the tank. Remember, that with this style, future maintenance could require reopening the wall.

Once you’ve decided on the style of your toilet, consider the size of your toilet bowl and seat as well as the flushing mechanism.


Many people find that an elongated toilet bowl and seat is much more comfortable.

In a small bathroom a round toilet bowl and seat can save you space. Consider the size of your bathroom to determine what bowl style will work best.

Push-button toilets are becoming more and more popular. They give your bathroom a modern, spa feel – even if the rest of your house is more traditional.

Lever toilets are usually less expensive. They also have a much more classic look.

While style and cost matter, how much water it uses and how much it can flush matter a little more. The ideal toilet will both conserve water and effectively clean the bowl in only one flush!

If you have questions about choosing or installing the ideal toilet for your space, Eastern Plumbing in Greenville and New Bern can help. Our technicians are experienced in all kinds of toilet installation and bathroom plumbing.