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Quick Tips: How to Measure your Toilet Seat

Quick Tips: How to Measure your Toilet Seat

Measuring the toilet seat for replacement is a simple process. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Measure the length of the toilet seat from the front to the back. This is the length of the seat
  2. Measure the width of the seat from side to side
  3. Measure the distance from the front of the seat to the back corner. This is the depth of the seat
  4. Measure the distance from the bottom of the seat to the top to capture the height

Take all of these measurements to the store when shopping for a new seat.
Some toilet seats are labeled with their measurements, so be sure to check those as well.

You'll need to know whether it's a D-Shape Seat or Square Seat. But the shape is fairly easy to identify when it comes to picking replacements. A D-shape toilet seat is curved, giving it a more aesthetically appealing look, while the square toilet seat has a more angular, boxy shape. The D-shape typically provides a more comfortable seating area, as it is contoured to the body. Additionally, it is usually easier to clean, as there are no edges or corners for dirt and grime to accumulate in.

With these measurements in hand, you can be sure to purchase the proper size toilet seat for your toilet. Be sure to double check that the measurements are accurate before purchasing the seat, and make sure the seat fits snugly on the toilet before installation. 

It's also best to stick with your brand - so if you've got RAK Ceramics bowl, then stick to the RAK ceramics toilet seats.

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