This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling as well as part of a sub-series on toilets (yes, toilets!). To access either of the lead posts please select one of the links below.
Although most toilets have a seat that is 14 or 15 inches above the floor, shorter and taller toilets do exit.
I personally am not sure why shorter toilets exist, because getting onto and off off a 10 inch toilet seems like something no one would desire, but they do exist.
The taller toilets, for obvious reasons, are called comfort toilets.
The idea being that the taller the toilet the more comfortable it is to sit on.
When you see the phrase comfort toilet know it refers to toilets whose seat is 16 or 17 inches above the floor.
They are very popular with senior citizens and people whose mobility is limited, again for obvious reasons.
Pros and Cons
Really not much to say here. Taller seats are easier to get into and out of.
In terms of the cost of the toilet, the cost has more to do with the style and the construction, so while taller toilets in generate do cost more (probably because fewer are made) it is possible to buy a very inexpensive comfort toilet or a very expensive toilet of standard height.
Pros and cons for toilet height is really a matter of personal preference and personal need.
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