- Comfort height toilets are toilets that are designed to be taller than regular toilets
- With a higher seat, it is easier to sit down and stand up from the toilet
- The higher seat can be difficult for kids to use, especially young boys
If you’re living in Salt Lake City or Park City, you should consider a toilet upgrade! Comfort height toilets are toilets that are designed to be taller than regular toilets. Traditional toilets are about 15 inches tall. Comfort height toilets range from 17 inches to 19 inches. These toilets are more comfortable and are considered by many to be more of a “right height.”
Benefits of Comfort Height Toilets
With a higher seat, it is easier to sit down and stand up from the toilet. Once sitting, the height helps alleviate the discomfort that often results from squatting down too low and bending the knees. Comfort height toilets are popular among tall people, seniors, and anyone with knee or back pain. In fact, comfort height toilets are the standard toilet in handicap bathrooms and are ADA compliant.
Drawbacks of Comfort Height Toilets
Comfort height toilets may not suit everyone. The higher seat can be difficult for kids to use, especially young boys, and may cut off circulation to your legs if they don’t reach the ground. Some experts claim that the traditional lower seat is better in general because it mimics the “squat” for which our bodies were designed.
If you decide to install a comfort height toilet, you can either replace the toilet you have or simply install a raised seat on your existing toilet.