Thinking about kicking off a Hayward toilet installation project? You can make sure your Hayward toilet installation project is a success with some basic planning ahead of time.

To help you get off to the right start, our team of professional home improvement plumbers has prepared these 5 steps that anyone can take to ensure project success.

Step 1: It’s all about finding the right fit
As you start planning your toilet installation project, it’s important to start by considering the shape and size of the toilet you want to target. A toilet with a shape that doesn’t match the body of the person using it can create a very uncomfortable experience.

Larger folks will typically be more comfortable with a larger toilet bowl, while smaller people may be uncomfortable using a toilet that is too large. If most of the people who will be using the toilet are average sized, picking an average size is probably safe. If you’re not sure who will be using the toilet, either in general or if it’s in an area where guests frequent, aiming for average is usually a good idea also.

If you’re planning to rent out the home or might sell it in the near future, average is usually a good choice. However, there may be cases where you know who will be using the toilet, such as if it’s going to be installed in your master bathroom, in which case you may want a little personalization.

Step 2: Put some thought into materials and features
While picking a common, standard toilet is never a bad choice, there are some different materials and features available on the market these days.

For example, toilet seats come in various materials which you can customize to your preference, and dual flush options are popular for many people nowadays. There are even different options in terms of colors, and eco-friendly toilets have become an option over the years.

Take a moment to check out the latest offerings on the market to get an idea of what’s available and what you might like best.

Step 3: Spacing counts
Aside from the shape and features of the toilet, it’s important to also consider the spacing inside the bathroom.

If you have a small bathroom, choosing a large toilet may make using the bathroom a little too cramped.

Be sure to also avoid choosing a toilet size and design that could interfere with the operation of other fixtures, like doors or cabinets.

You’ll also want to make sure you leave enough open space for walking around and navigating the bathroom.

Step 4: Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket
After looking at what’s available on the market, don’t go all-in on just one product. Take a moment to check out examples of toilet installations on websites like Pinterest or Instagram to find inspiring examples of installation that you like.

Step 5: Talk to a professional
Once you’ve got a handful of examples of toilet installation that you like, and you generally know what size and features you want, talk it over with a professional to get information about how suitable the toilet is for your bathroom, labor and cost involved, and other details. At Performance Plumbing, we’re always happy to provide a free estimate up front and we love sharing our expert knowledge with our customers, so get in touch with us today to get started with your toilet installation project!