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Do Tall Toilets Measure Up?

Do Tall Toilets Measure UpWhen the ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, required the manufacture of what many call tall toilets or raised or elevated toilets, a cheer went up from groups everywhere.

From those who are disabled or wheelchair bound, to those who are elderly and finally to those people who are just extremely tall, these models have made life better for several groups. We’ll look at these versions and if you are looking to remodel your bathroom or build a new home, this may help you decide if these types of toilets are right for you.

Just exactly what is a tall toilet? Is it more than just the height? Are some models better than others? Are these hard to install? These questions are the most common and today we’ll take them one at a time and try to give you basic information on tall toilets and how they might fit into your East Bay home.

Let’s start with what these toilets are. As the name implies these models sit higher than a normal toilet. The ADA required these heights to make it easier for people to get up and down and for those bound to wheelchairs to be able to slide in and out. And as we mentioned above for those whose only challenge is the fact that they are extremely tall these models have been very helpful.

Are some models better than others? To answer this question we’ll use data from regular toilets sales since we have more sales to go by at this point in time. Toilets from major manufacturers will do the job and while some might be slightly better than others for the most part you will be safe with your choice. These taller versions are the same in every way except for their height.

The inner workings and plumbing are identical to a normal size toilet so there are no worries there. Are they hard to install? Since they are the same except for the height the answer is no. But do make sure you have enough space for the extra height. For instance if you have a cabinet that is above the toilet, it might need to be removed or simply moved higher.

We hope we have shed some light on these helpful alternatives to the standard toilets. Models today are better than ever, are made to last and in some instances use less water too. No matter if you are remodeling or building a new home in East Bay, we hope our tips help you make the best choice. Consult your East Bay plumber about installing a tall toilet when you remodel your bathroom.


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