How to Choose the Best Toilet

Choosing the Best Toilet for the House

Picking out the best toilet to install in a house could appear as simple, but it can be relatively confusing a task given the many choices available in the market. From the designs, to features, toilets of today have differed from those of the past because now designs are getting to be sleeker, and that most are now environmentally efficient.

The Family Handyman published a helpful guide in determining the best toilet to suit one’s needs.

How to choose the best toilet
There are factors to consider in choosing the right toilet for a home. (Photo Credits)

“Since 1994, low-flow toilets that use 1.6 gallons per flush (gpf) or less have been the federal standard. The first generation of low-flow toilets sucked—or rather, they didn’t. That’s mostly because manufacturers tweaked a few things to reduce the amount of water used but didn’t change the basic design. You had to flush the darn thing twice (so much for water savings!). But 15 years later, more of these toilets actually work. Manufacturers have made significant design improvements such as larger trap-ways to prevent clogging and larger flush valves that allow a more powerful rush of water to enter the bowl. The following tips will make choosing a new toilet a lot easier.”

Read the continuation here.

Toilet Styles and Designs

Home and Garden television or HGTV also came up with a guide on how to choose the best toilet.  It emphasized seeveral factors including fit and style. San Diego plumber

“There are several toilet types available. A two-piece toilet, in which the tank bolts on top of the bowl, is typically a bit more affordable. A one-piece toilet, with an integral tank and bowl, can cost more, but these units are easier to clean because they have no seam. Wall-mounted toilets add drama to a bathroom, and cleaning under them is a breeze. However, this higher-end fixture can be more expensive to install because it requires a thicker wall to mount the toilet and house the tank, and future maintenance could require reopening the wall.”

Check out the whole guide here.

Toilet Mechanisms

Apart from style, design, and size, there are other factors that have to be considered when picking out a toilet for any home. Houzz.com tackled this one by one complete with photos.

“Another behind-the-scenes, or at least inside-the-wall, thing to consider is whether your toilet’s flushing mechanism will be gravity-based or pressure-assisted. Pressure-assisted toilets enhance the natural water flow caused by gravity for a stronger flush that leaves a cleaner bowl. Again, the composition of your wall, position of the toilet relative to the main water supply and other factors will affect whether you can install a pressure-assisted system, so you may want to have the wall opened before making your purchase.”

Take a look at the photos here.

Choosing the right toilet for a home is a very important decision to make, as it is a plumbing fixture that gets to be used every day, and is expected to last for a long period of time.

San Diego Fun

Most of the tourists visiting a new place would have shopping as one of his agenda. Luckily for those who are visiting San Diego, California, the county is home to many great shopping destinations that feature great products at bargain prices!

The San Diego Union Tribune named Las Americas as one of the best shopping meccas in San Diego, CA. “The Mediterranean village-inspired mall has wide, winding walkways with a few scattered tile-top tables and wrought-iron benches. During major sales events such as Black Friday, you can see people pulling suitcases on wheels from store to store. They fill the suitcases with clothing — tags removed, to avoid paying duties — before returning to Mexico. With 125 stores, Las Americas has some distinctive offerings for the region’s shoppers.” Read about the different brands and outlet stores in Las Americas here.

The official website of the San Diego Tourism Authority meantime came up with a list of outlet stores and shopping destinations in and around San Diego, CA. “There are so many places in San Diego to shop ’til you drop that it may seem hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled this list of San Diego malls and outlet centers for you so you can relax and engage in some much needed retail therapy near you. Happy shopping!” Get the list here.

VisitCalifornia.com also gave visitors the lowdown on outlet shopping in California. One of its featured outlet is that which is in the Inland Empire. “The only thing better than scoring the perfect outfit or designer shoes is to get them for a bargain price. That’s why shopping in the Inland Empire can be so sweet—it’s a hot bed of top-quality outlet centers filled with designer and brand name finds. Biggest of the bunch is Ontario Mills, California’s largest outlet center. With more than 200 stores, it literally has brand names from A (Abercrombie & Fitch) to Z (Zumiez). Look for great deals in for clothes and shoes for men, women, and children, plus accessories, electronics, sporting goods, and home wares. There’s also a big selection at the Lake Elsinore Outlet Center, where you’ll find deals at stores for Nike, Gap, and Guess Armani.”Read the rest of the article here.

San Diego, California is indeed a shopping haven! With the many outlet stores and bargain discount stores, avid shoppers should not miss the retail therapy that this shopping paradise offers!