What's the best toilet seat in 2018?
The Ultimate Review Guide
A toilet seat is just a plastic lid, right? Wrong!
You’re reading this article because either: your toilet did not come with a lid, your current bowl size just ain’t holding up it’s weight, or you just want to spice things up.
No matter the reason, there’s more to choosing a toilet rim than you might expect. With advancements in technology, toilet seats today offer more options than ever before.
I will lead you to all the different possibilities of a toilet seat, and what makes a plastic or wooden circle considered the best toilet seat ever.
With so many toilet seats to choose from, it can be a nightmare in know which one to pick.
I sought out the best quality toilet seats out in the market that are worthy of a mention.
These seats are targeted towards your average household. If you are looking for high end toilet seats, I’ll save that for another post.
So, without further ado, here are my reviews for the best toilet seat in 2018.
The 6 Best Toilet Seats
#1 Kohler Cachet Quiet-Close
#2 Mayfair Molded Wood
#3 Mayfair Natural Reflections Veener
Features: Oak Finishing
#4 Mayfair Built-in Child Potty Training
Features: Potty Training
#5 Kohler Ridgewood Molded Wood
#6 Bemis 7800TDG000 Plastic
1. Kohler K 4636 Cachet Quiet-Close
A masterpiece designed and manufactured with precision to fit in any elongated toilet. The lid is ergonomically contoured for optimum comfort and pleasure of the user, with the ability to fit both in two-piece and one-piece toilets.
Key innovative aspects of this model include the quick-release technology that allows the seat to be removed for cleaning purposes.
The unique grip tight bumpers separately installed firmly hold the rim in place to avoid any shifting.
The Kohler Cachet has a quiet-close function that is engineered to slowly close following the slightest touch, thus eliminating lid slamming after use.
Made of frozen polypropylene, it resistant to stains, fade, and chipping among other degrading aspects that affect other low-quality toilet seats.
The seat is backed by a one year guarantee, an element that gives customers more assurance of the products they are purchasing.
Also has oval option.
The Mayfair Toilet Seat features “Whisper-Close” technology - it takes the whisper-close name literally.
When first installed, it took about a minute for both the lid and seat to lower completely.
When it lowered, you can barely hear each close - slamming and pinched fingers are a thing of the past. You will hear complete silence if you are outside the bathroom.
The change hinges allows the easy removal of this model without the use of tools, simply by rotating both securing latches that cover the bolt heads. Removing of the seat allows for easy cleaning around the toilet.
It is made of molded wood with a high-gloss finishing that defies chipping and scratching. The sturdiness of the molded wood caused no flexing even with 230 pounds on it, perfect for accommodating the “larger” people.
The hinges are also very solid as it did not allow the bolts to slide sideways as it can be seen with other lesser quality seats.
The product comes with a one year warranty.
One astounding feature is the natural oak finishing - perfect if you have oak wood finishes in the surrounding vicinity or if you’re just tired of the universal white toilet.
I admit that the difference the oak look gave really lifted the mood of the bathroom.
Due to how solid and sturdy the wood is, it can withstand constant banging of the seat that may be caused by young kids. This means the natural oak finishing can be maintained without splitting or cracking for a long time.
Besides the great looks and the exceptional quality, the sitting experience is… uhh... comfortable! This means you can do what you gotta do comfortably and peacefully.
The seat can comfortably fit into both elongated and round toilet bowls of different manufacturers. It is important to take the exact measurement of your bowl to ensure you get a seat that perfectly fits into your toilet.
Recommend for any household that is starting to build their army.
The main feature is the built-in child potty training. Following its dual usage, it can be used for adults and training children on hygienic ways of using a modern bathroom.
This genius out-of-the-box design is much safer than traditional removable potty seats as they do not fit snug on the toilet making it a dangerous hazard.
The lid secures by the use of a magnet into the recess in the molded wood cover, thus no need of adult intervention to manually insert the child’s potty seat each time.
What’s great is that it’s easy for the young one’s to pull down the seat, encouraging independence.
With the slow close feature, safety is ensured when using it independently.
What is more, when one no longer needs the potty portion, it can be removed from the hinge permanently. Great if you are sick of your kid hogging your precious toilet.
It's an easy to clean due to the advanced high gloss finishing on it making it waterproof, and resistant to scratching and chipping.
The main feature of this model is that it can fit in just about any toilet.
We all know the biggest tragedy is when the seat doesn't match the color of its toilet. The designers really outdone themselves with this as not only is it comfortable, and able to fit most toilets in terms of color, size and shape, but also able to buy at an affordable price.
What’s best is that the toilet you are installing doesn’t even have to be Kohler as it can installed in any brand if you get your measurements right.
It is designed and produced to fit into both one-piece and two-piece toilets.
The design is heavy and solid giving long lasting durability compared to traditional plastic seats.
Apart from it being well constructed, it is… umm… comfortable!
Enjoy countless hours scrolling through your phone while you do your business without your backside taking a beating.
This plastic rim further allows for an easy and simple ease of installation. You can literally install it in one minute with only a phillips screwdriver. Don’t worry if you don’t have a screwdriver, you can even use a quarter. The hinges strongly grip the root of the plastic rim so it won't wobble when the time past.
6. Bemis 7800TDG000
The Bemis plastic seat features high-quality plastic that is built to last
Unlike traditional plastic seats that often last a couple of months before they get cracked or broken, this lid is built to last.
There is nothing fancy about this model. Nothing gimmicky like slow-close design or quick release hinges. Just good old slamming plastic action.
If you are just looking for something plain and simple, and not made of cheap flimsy plastic, then you found it.
The installation is a breeze and will stay firm over time due to the screw/nut combination that shears off when it’s tight enough.
It is strong enough to support a small army and will not budge an inch at all. It will stay firm since the day of installation, meaning no need for readjustments or re-tightening - just the way every guy likes it, nice, tight, and long lasting...
It will not stain at all unlike wooden toilet seats. Cleaning is a breeze and easy to maintain. What’s great about the design is that the screws are molded into the plastic hinges, allowing no buildups of gunk.
Another factor that makes this product great, is that it’s.... comfortable! A word of caution - sitting on this for hours on end may result in lots of blood circulation to the legs and running out things to read.
What to look for in a toilet seat?
What toilet lid do you need first:
Picking the right color for the lid is a very important step. It creates the mood of your bathroom. You can pick a plastic toilet seat that has more versatility in colors or a wooden seat to give your bathroom a more elegant sleek look.
Wood vs Plastic
The great debate. Let me first say, there is no right or wrong answer. It all comes down to personal preference.
Wood toilet seats (also known as molded wood)
Plastic toilet seats
I think we can all agree the most important aspect of what makes a toilet seat the best lid ever is... comfort! Because… well... that’s what they’re made for.
This is the make or break in whether you want to spend countless hours scrolling through your phone or whether you just want to do your business and get out.
The moment you lay your ass on that seat is the moment it should feel like heaven’s kiss is gracing its presence on your butt.
Features Within a toilet seat
As mentioned before, with the advancement in today’s technology, toilet seat’s have specific add ons to accommodate your needs.
Some of these include:
This type of seats eliminate annoying lid slams by closing slowly and quietly.
These functions allows the lid to be removed completely to allow for easy cleaning.
The toilet seat bumpers allow the seat to be installed quickly and easily.
Rubber bumpers at the bottom of the plastic rim eliminates slipping and sliding of the lid by gripping onto the toilet bowl
Cleansing Toilet Seat
These seats offer a personal bidet function which cleans your backside by shooting pressurized water. An alternative to your standard toilet paper.
These rims/bidet includes a carbon filter that eliminates those death gripping bathroom odors. Perfect for a large household.
Lighted Toilet Seat
The lighted seats feature a nightlight component. Great for anyone that goes to the bathroom often at night as it helps guide you in the dark and is gentle on the eyes.
Everyone is going to be spending a huge chunk of time, including you, sitting on a toilet so might as well make it an enjoyable ride by getting the most comfortable rim as possible.
If you enjoy this, you should also check out our guide on on amazing toilet accessories.
Good luck. Be clean. Stay white.
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