Some people upgrade their toilets because the old one shows too many signs of aging, affecting the look of a bathroom. Others do so because the old toilet has actually sprung a leak. Or you might upgrade a toilet if you’re looking to switch from an old water hog to the low-flush toilets that have been standard in homes for the last two decades.
But one of the most common reasons people upgrade their toilets may surprise you—back pain. Many people complain that their toilet hurts their back, and that toilets they’ve sat on at friends’ homes have been just fine. The difference?
Comfort Height Toilets
Comfort height toilets are just a little bit taller than the standard toilet installation, about 2 inches taller, typically. They usually measure about 17-19” from the floor—about the same height as a dining room chair should be. Standard toilets tend to be about 14 and a half inches from the floor.
Why Upgrade Your Toilet
Comfort height toilets are of great benefit to people with back and knee pain. A few more inches of height may not seem like such a big deal to some, but it can actually reduce unnecessary strain. Having to bend that extra stretch several times throughout the day is a big deal to many people.
If you have elderly people in the home or if someone in the house has physical disabilities that could benefit from a comfort height toilet, it’s a must-have. But it can be great for almost anyone. We hear a lot of people say they didn’t realize how much they needed a comfort height toilet until after they had it installed, and that other toilets seem inferior now!
Call Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC for plumbing installation in Jupiter, FL. We install Toto toilets, which gives you a number of options.