Soft close toilet seats work by utilizing a special slow-close hinge system that lowers the toilet seat gently and quietly. Soft close toilet seats have several advantages over standard toilet seats, including decreasing the risk of damage to the toilet and seat, reducing the incidence of injury, especially among children, and eliminating slamming of the toilet seat.Continue Reading
Soft close toilet seats are available to fit either round or elongated toilets. Most are available in different colors, materials and finishes. Soft close toilet seats are generally available to purchase at hardware stores, home improvement stores, department stores or anywhere that standard toilet seats are sold.
As of 2014, American Standard, TOTO and other manufacturers produce soft close toilet seats. The SoftClose toilet seat from TOTO features an ergonomic design, molded bumpers and top-tightening mounting bolts. It is made of high-impact, high-gloss polypropylene that is resistant to chemicals and cleaning agents. The Cadet 3 Slow Close toilet seat from American Standard features a solid plastic seat, traditional styling, a telescoping lid that conceals the seat when the lid is closed, and a sanitary seat lift tab. Its EverClean finish helps the seat and cover stay clean by inhibiting growth of bacteria, mold and mildew.Learn more about Plumbing
Decorative toilet seats can be bought at online and in-store at Bed Bath & Beyond. For a wider variety and selection, shop at an online retailer such as ATouchofClass.com or Wayfair.com.Full Answer >
Replacement Eljer toilet seats are available online at the Plumbing Supply website as well as Amazon. Plumbing Supply's replacement Eljer toilet seats are compatible with the Eljer Emblem, Emblem Terrace, Emblem Ultra-Saver and Emblem Triangle toilet models.Full Answer >
Standard toilet seats come in two shapes and sizes. Round seats measure 16.5 inches, and oblong or elongated seats measure 18.5 inches. While the width of toilet bowls can fluctuate slightly, these two sizes are standard and fit most bowls.Full Answer >
Amazon.com, Ace Hardware, Home Depot and Lowe's all sell toilet seat hinges, as of 2015. While Amazon's products are limited to online shopping, Ace Hardware, Home Depot and Lowe's all offer both in-store and online ordering for toilet seat hinges and other toilet parts and accessories.Full Answer >