What Is an Elongated Toilet?


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An elongated toilet has an oval shape to provide greater comfort than is typically found in traditional round toilets. Elongated toilets take up more space in the bathroom; they extend up to 31 inches from the wall.

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Since elongated toilet bowels protrude 28 to 31 inches from the wall, they can interfere with the opening and closing of the door in small bathrooms. Compact elongated toilets are available that provide the same comfort level as regular elongated toilets but do not extend as far to prevent interference with the door. In general, elongated toilet bowls have a higher cost than traditional round bowls.

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